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Degree Students Celebrate Graduation Success

Updated: 07/11/2017

The Sheffield College has held its annual graduation ceremony celebrating the achievements of students who have successfully completed a range of university level qualifications.

Degree Students Celebrate Graduation Success

Sheffield College students celebrate their success at a graduation ceremony held at Sheffield Cathedral.

Around 200 students, and their families and friends, attended the ceremony held at Sheffield Cathedral on October 27th. The students wore traditional robes to receive their scrolls.

Angela Foulkes, Principal, The Sheffield College, said: “Our annual graduation ceremony celebrates the inspirational achievements of our students who have studied to university level with us. I am very proud of their success.”

She added: “We equip students with the industry skills that employers need, boost their career prospects and support business growth, and we’ve received great feedback about our university level courses in a national student survey this year.”

In the latest National Student Survey (NSS), published in August 2017, the College achieved a student satisfaction score of 86% for its university level courses.

This was one of the top performing scores in Yorkshire, and higher than the national average, according to the Higher Education Funding Council for England statistics. Visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/lt/nss/results/2017/

Guest speakers at the event included engineering alumnus Corinne Binks who returned to studying in her late 20s, and progressed onto higher education at the College. Corinne is now an assistant project manager with Sheffield-based Mott MacDonald.

The Sheffield College offers full honours degrees, foundation degrees - which are two years of an honours degree – and higher national diplomas and certificates. Students benefit from smaller class sizes, expert support and lower tuition fees.

Around 500 students complete full-time and part-time university level courses at the College, which are recognised by universities, employers and professional bodies. To apply for September 2018, click here or call 0114 2602600.