Cap and gown day for students

More than 100 Higher Education students attended Shrewsbury College’s annual cap and gown ceremony recently.

Graduates came together for the Higher Awards ceremony, which has become a major event in the College’s annual calendar. The ceremony was held at St Chad’s for the second year running and was attended by the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Keith Roberts.

Shrewsbury College teaches university level courses on behalf of both Staffordshire University and also Edge Hill University as well as other professional bodies.

“The town doesn’t have a university college or Higher Education centre so our college’s links with universities, and other bodies are an invaluable part of the town and county’s educational structure,” said Charmian Turner, Head of Marketing at Shrewsbury College.

“This is the 16th year we have held a degree ceremony and in that time we have honoured thousands of Shropshire people who have gained HE qualifications. Some come straight from school and study full-time and others fit in part-time study around their work pattern.

“These people demonstrate that there is no need to go away to university or to spend a fortune on student loans. You can work for a degree or other HE qualification right here in Shrewsbury.”

More information and names of students who have achieved awards this year can be read by visiting the Shrewsbury College website:
http://www.shrewsbury.ac.uk/news/12/07/cap_and_gown_day_for_students1

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