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Graduation Ceremony Honours Higher Education Students

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Almost 600 guests, including more than 180 graduands, gathered at Leeds University’s Great Hall for the college’s graduation ceremony on Saturday (18th Oct).

It was the college’s 19th graduation ceremony and was attended by students from foundation degrees, bachelor’s degrees, professional diplomas and teaching qualifications.

The students and their friends and families, academic staff and members of the governing board were welcomed by the new Chair of Governors Shaid Mahmood. The event was also attended by the new Principal of Leeds College of Music Gerry Godley as well as external partners from awarding bodies.

Guest of honour was Rosie Swale-Pope MBE, an adventurer and author who is credited with being the first and only person to complete a solo run around the world completely unsupported. As guest of honour she brought a unique combination of irrepressible energy and motivational messages and she had her audience enthralled with tales from her life and adventures.

There was also a moving tribute paid by the family of a former photography foundation degree student, Emma Witty, who was due to graduate but sadly passed away last year. The family have set up a bursary award that will be given annually to a photography HE student in recognition of their work.

Afterwards, the graduates joined their families and staff in the university’s grand Parkinson Court for refreshments and to enjoy live music from a string quartet of former Leeds College of Music students.

Steven Knowles, Marketing Events & 14-19 Recruitment Manager said: The Graduation is one of the flagship events in the annual calendar, and takes months of intensive planning so it is always hugely pleasing when it goes so smoothly. It is always moving and inspiring, as well as most affirming to see the successes that we can honour as a college, so well done to all concerned – students, teaching staff and event organisers!

The media technician team and student volunteers filmed the event and will produce a commemorative video of the day, which will be available on our Youtube channel soon.

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