Due to the high number of students graduating, Bishop Burton College had to split the event.
Bill Meredith, the College Chief Executive and Principal, addressed the packed out Minster. Mr Meridith told guests how it had been a busy year for the college that saw 250 students graduate.
“It has been another very busy year at Bishop Burton. One of the notable successes for our higher education provision,” he said. “We have again revalidated programmes to ensure students are fully prepared for employment. Giving them the best possible chance of entering the sector of their choice at a high level.”
“Also I’m delighted to be able to say that we received our best ever National Student Survey results. More students than ever are saying they were happy studying for a degree with us.”
Students Praised By Principle At Graduation
Mr Meredith highlighted some of the individual successes achieved by students. He also said that all the graduates should be incredibly proud of their achievements.
“So to all of our graduates, I wish you the very best for your future careers,” he said. “I have every confidence you will be successful in your chosen field. I hope you will always remember your time at Bishop Burton College’s University Centre fondly.”
Bishop Burton College’s University Centre delivers degree programmes across a range of subject areas. The college also provides courses for school leavers and recently was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Alan Menzies, the college’s new Chair of Governors, was at his first graduation since his appointment. He said it was a day of firsts for the college.
Mr Menzies thanked the principal and staff for their efforts over the past 12 months. He also said the college was in good shape for the future.
Mr Menzies said it had been a difficult year for the college. He said that the college stronger and more determined than ever before ahead of the new academic year.