University Centre Bishop Burton (UCBB) was delighted to welcome students, staff, governors, employers and friends and family to celebrate higher education students’ academic achievements at their Graduate Showcase.
Sponsored by Rollits, the day of exciting alumni talks, graduate fair and the showcase of dissertation research was an opportunity for students to celebrate their hard work with their peers, guests and tutors.
A number of local employers including SAAF Education, Dobson and Horrell, Cranswick Foods and Beverley Arms were exhibiting at the Graduate Fair, where students were able to discuss and discover more around employment and career opportunities. This was interspersed with talks from alumni who are now working in a variety of exciting roles including: Detective Constable, Equine Nutritional Advisor, Interior Designer, and Ecologist.
As part of their dissertation submission, which is a significant piece of research, students create an A1 poster that summarises the key methodologies, themes and conclusions of their research. The showcase is an exhibition of these posters, where students have the opportunity to discuss their findings with invited guests and friends and family. MSc students were also sharing the conclusions of their research projects but these were delivered through a presentation to a live and virtual audience.
Interim Assistant Principal HE Melanie Watson said “This fantastic event is incredibly important as it marks the end of students’ academic journeys. The wider academic team and myself are bursting with pride that the students have been able to present their academic research, showcasing the culmination of their achievements. The atmosphere is fantastic and you can feel how excited and energised the students are to celebrate all their hard work and successes.”
A presentation of awards by Chief Executive and Principal Bill Meredith was made to students whose dissertation research was considered to demonstrate high levels of academic ability and presentation.
The winners for each curriculum area were as follows:
- BA Design (top up) – James Oglesby
- BA Floristry Design (top up) – Helen Smith
- BA (Hons) Contemporary Criminology – Ella Render
- BSc Wildlife and Conservation Management – Summer Porter
- BSc Sport, Exercise Science and Health – Sophie Levitt
- BSc Bioveterinary Science – Catherine Clappinson
- BSc Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation – Charlotte Knight