Bury College University Centre Graduation Ceremony 2018

The class of 2018 took to the stage to mark their exceptional achievements as Bury College University Centre celebrated the fantastic success of graduates.

Bury College University Centre graduates were honoured at their graduation ceremony which was held at the Met Theatre in Bury. Proud staff, tutors, families, friends and supporters celebrated the success of the graduates as they now look forward to the next stage of their careers.

Students from across Bury College University Centre were receiving certificates in FdA Health Care, FdSc Sports Science and Coaching, HND Beauty Management, FdSc Design in Media Make-up, Certificate in Education 14+, Professional Graduate in Education 14+, BA (Hons) Professional Development in Teaching Assistants (Top up) and BA (Hons) Professional Development in Early Years (Top up), HNC Computing and Systems Development, HNC Engineering and HND Hairdressing Management, BA (Hons) Beauty Management Top Up, BA (Hons) Hairdressing Management Top Up, Working with Children and Families BA (Hons), Teaching Assistants FdA, International Tourism Management BSc, Public Services HND.

Prior to the ceremony, graduates and the platform party took part in a graduation parade. This started from the Bury College Enterprise Centre, which houses many of the university programmes, and finished at the Met Theatre. This parade, which was led by an engaging band performance by Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners, delighted members of the general public who were passing by, with many stopping to congratulate the graduates. Graduates and their families were then invited for a drinks reception and canapés to toast their achievements.

The lavish ceremony was also attended by the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Jane Black. The event included an initial welcome from Charlie Deane, Principal and Chief Executive of Bury College, a keynote address from Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) at University of Bolton Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi and the Vice Chancellor at University of Cumbria, Professor Julie Mennell. Tim Robson, Director of Higher Education at Bury College, invited graduates to take part in the official hat throwing. Bury College Curriculum Directors were also on hand to help with the presentation of certificates.

Celebrating achieving a First Class Honours Degree in BA Hons Beauty Management Top Up was 22-year-old Melissa Wrigley. Melissa, who currently manages a day spa, said, “I am ecstatic to secure a First Class Honours degree and it means the world to me to be graduating today.”

Anas Gaddafi, 30 years old from Manchester, completed the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ and would like to now progress onto a career in teaching. Anas, who graduated with a Distinction, said, “The tutors at Bury College University Centre have been very helpful. I am so happy with my result and very proud to be graduating.”

Charlie Deane, Bury College Principal and Chief Executive said, “We were delighted to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our graduates as they prepare to take the next steps in their careers. During their university studies they have not only gained career-ready qualifications but have also developed the life skills to progress onto a successful career. We wish them every success in their future.”

Bury College University Centre has recently received the TEF Silver award, an accolade which acknowledges and celebrates outstanding teaching practices. Working in partnership with the University of Bolton, University of Cumbria and Pearson, students benefit from a personal approach from enthusiastic tutors as well as high quality career focused courses.

There is still time to apply to study at Bury College University Centre this September. If you would like to find out more about the wide range of full-time and part-time university courses please call 0161 280 8280 or click here.