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Celebrations for students on King's Lynn university graduation day


By Lynn News Reporter


Hundreds of students celebrated degree success at the weekend during the University Centre West Anglia’s (UcWA) graduation ceremony on Saturday.

Degree certificates were presented at Lynn’s Corn Exchange, before a procession through the town centre to the College of West Anglia campus on Tennyson Avenue.

College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646565)
College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646565)

The college, through its partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, currently provides degree programmes to more than 400 students.

This year, 171 students graduated from 14 courses.

Principal David Pomfret said: “Our commitment to higher education has never been stronger and we want to raise aspirations, meet local employer skills needs and provide greater opportunities for everyone.

College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646527)
College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646527)

“This summer our HE students demonstrated their confidence in our HE provision as we achieved an overall satisfaction mean score of 86 per cent against a national average of all higher education institutions of 83 per cent.

“The 2018 graduands also achieved great success with over 70 per cent of all completing students achieving good degree outcomes (first class or upper second classifications).

College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646529)
College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646529)

“Our HE students have sacrificed much to achieve success and today is a day of celebration for them.”

The student of the year award was presented to Jordan English, as she collected her degree in History and English.

College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646571)
College of West Anglia Graduation. Pictures: Paul Tibbs (4646571)

And, as she now prepares to train as an English teacher, she said students should not think twice about choosing Lynn for their degree programme.

She said: “The main reason I have enjoyed studying for a degree at University Centre West Anglia are the lecturers.

"Their enthusiasm and passion astounds me and they are so proud of what the university centre has to offer.

"The small classes are another reason I enjoyed attending UcWA we all know one another and we had a group chat so we were constantly in contact with one another.

“I would tell anyone thinking about studying at UcWA to do it, do not think twice about it.

"You will receive first class teaching and support. There aren’t enough words to express how happy I am I chose UcWA.

"This is the best place to get a degree.”



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