City of Wolverhampton College students take centre stage at end of year celebration


11 Jul 2022
Black square with college logo in the centre and the words Student Celebration 2022 in wite text underneath
Black square with college logo in the centre and the words Student Celebration 2022 in wite text underneath

The achievements and successes of hundreds of students at City of Wolverhampton College will be celebrated at three presentation ceremonies this Thursday, 14 July. 

Around 400 students who have completed full-time courses, as well as over 100 studying for higher education qualifications, will be attending the events, along with their friends and family, at Grand Station, in Sun Street. 

Full-time students will receive certificates of achievement to mark the end of their course, with Student of the Year awards presented to those who have excelled in individual subject areas.   

A ceremony for those who have completed higher education HNCs, HNDs and foundation degrees will take place in the evening and students will don academic caps and gowns and be presented with framed certificates.  

The ceremonies will also see performing arts students take to the stage with a showcase of song and dance routines from their end-of-term production of the popular musical, Shrek, a performance by rapper Reepa, and presentations by dual Paralympian and England’s most decorated footballer Darren Harris, and motivational speaker, and former college higher education student, Sunny Dhadley. 

Malcolm Cowgill, principal of the college, said: “After not being able to hold our annual end-of-year ceremonies for the last two years due to Covid restrictions, it’s great to be able to congratulate the students in person once again. 

“Throughout the challenges that Covid created, our staff remained committed to delivering excellent teaching and our students remained committed to learning. They should be very proud of their achievements and we wish them the best of luck for the future, whether they are returning in September to do another course with us, heading off to university, starting an apprenticeship or moving into employment. 

The college is currently recruiting for courses starting in September – for details and to apply go to or call 01902 836000.