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16th September 2016

York College higher education students attended their Graduation Ceremony at York Minster on 15th September 2016. Students graduated in a range of subjects including Media Make-up and Hair Design for TV Film and Theatre, Applied Computing, Fashion Design, Sports Therapy, Graphic Design and 3D Contemporary Crafts.

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Canon Christopher Collingwood from York Minster welcomed graduates and guests and an opening address was given by College Principal Dr Alison Birkinshaw, followed by a key note speech by Julia Unwin CBE, the Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. The Vote of Thanks was given by Shirley Collier, Chair of Governors at York College.

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This year York College higher education students achieved excellent results with students on newly established HNC programmes performing to exceptional standards, 74 per cent of students graduating from BA programmes achieving either a First Class or 2:1 Degree classification and 70 per cent of Foundation Degree graduates achieving a merit or distinction grade.

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Andrea Shepherd, Assistant Principal for Higher Education at York College said: “Celebrating the hard work and achievements of our higher education students and seeing them graduate in the grandeur of York Minster, is a very special occasion for everyone at York College. It is also a poignant day for the many families and friends attending who have supported our students throughout their studies. I congratulate all our graduates and wish them every success with their next steps.”

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York College offers fantastic higher education opportunities for students in York and the wider area. Being able to live locally and study flexibly at Foundation or Bachelor’s degree level is a great option for people. 

To find out more about Higher Education courses at York College, come to our Open Event on Thursday 13th October (6.00pm - 8.30pm)

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