Wakefield College’s Graduation ceremony

Wakefield College Graduation 2016.Picture: Scott Bairstow.
Wakefield College Graduation 2016.Picture: Scott Bairstow.

A congregation of more than 500 gathered in the cathedral for Wakefield College’s annual graduation ceremony.

Students from the University Centre at Wakefield College received their higher level qualifications last Saturday.

This year’s guest speaker Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, took the opportunity to praise the college for its hard work and congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

Mr Burns-Williamson said: “I was honoured to be this year’s guest speaker and award graduates their hard earned scrolls which was a real pleasure. I wish the graduates all the best for the future in whatever they choose to do, I am sure they will be successful and hope I was able offer encouragement through my own personal experiences and journey.”

Wakefield College principal Sam Wright said: “The annual graduation ceremony is a significant event in our calendar where staff, students, friends and families come together to celebrate the achievements of our Higher Education learners. Saturday’s event was another proud moment for me as principal and I was delighted to be there to celebrate our learners’ success.”

This year in excess of 300 students achieved a Higher Education qualification at the College’s University Centre including Higher National Diplomas, Higher National Certificates, foundation degrees and degrees in a wide variety of areas including education, computing, HR, childhood studies, care, sports, music, engineering, business and management, web design, theatre, art and design and accounting.

Wakefield College Graduation 2016. Picture: Scott Bairstow

Wakefield College Graduation 2016. Picture: Scott Bairstow

The University Centre at Wakefield College has seen sustained growth in applications over the last few years and has ambitious plans to further develop its HE curriculum.

For more information on its HE courses call 01924 789111 or email courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk.

Wakefield College Graduation 2016. This years guest speaker was Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire.
Picture: Scott Bairstow

Wakefield College Graduation 2016. This years guest speaker was Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. Picture: Scott Bairstow