STUDENTS DON CAPS AND GOWNS FOR COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY
Students from City of Wolverhampton College will be donning academic caps and gowns as they celebrate gaining their qualifications at its first higher education graduation ceremony.
Around sixty students, who have gained Higher National Certificates (HNCs), Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and foundation degrees, will receive their awards at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Wednesday, 20 September.
The students – who have gained qualifications in business, computing, construction, counselling, creative arts, education, engineering, and health and social care – will be presented with framed certificates by Claire Boliver, principal of the college.
Claire said: “Studying for any qualification requires a lot of dedication, but this is even more so for students doing higher education courses as these are university-level qualifications and require a significant amount of work.
“Every student who is attending the graduation ceremony should be extremely proud of what they have achieved and, on behalf of the college’s governing body, management team, tutors and support staff, I would like to thank them for their commitment to learning, congratulate them on their success, and wish them the very best for the future as they progress in their chosen careers.
Claire added: “People think that you can only gain HNC, HND and foundation degrees by going to university, but the college offers the same courses which is ideal for those who want to further their careers by gaining more qualifications but also want to stay close to home because of work or family commitments.”