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14th September 2018

Higher Education students at York College celebrated in style at their Graduation Ceremony at York Minster on 13th September 2018, graduating in a range of subjects: Art, Design and Crafts, Business, Construction, Digital Technologies, Early Years and Education, Education, Engineering, Media Make-up, Public Services and Sport.

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Canon Chancellor Christopher Collingwood from York Minster welcomed the graduands and their guests. An opening address by College Principal Dr Alison Birkinshaw was followed by a keynote speech from David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, who presented the graduands with their scrolls. A Vote of Thanks was given by College Governor Fiona Thompson.

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Higher Education and Teacher Training graduates excelled in their studies this year:
• 70 per cent of students on BA programmes achieved a First Class or 2:1 Degree classification
• 62 per cent of Foundation Degree graduates achieved a merit or distinction grade
• 80 per cent of HNC graduates achieved a merit or distinction grade
• Cert Ed/PGCE graduates achieved outstanding or good profiles

The York College Governors’ Award was presented to Jennifer Georgiou, who graduated with a Foundation Degree in Young Children’s Learning and Development.

Karen Robson, Head of Higher Education at York College congratulated students for their hard work and dedication throughout their studies, saying: “We have some exceptional high grades this year and I commend our Higher Education students and their tutors on their achievements. At York College we offer a variety of Higher Education courses with small teaching groups, providing outstanding student support and leading to successful achievements with a wide range of employment possibilities, as well as further study opportunities. Today has been such a happy occasion and it has been wonderful to see everyone celebrating in the grandeur of York Minister.”

York College offers 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 wanting to further their careers. To apply for Higher Education or Access courses starting this academic year at York College please contact York College on 01904 770770.


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