GRADUATES celebrated their hard work at ceremonies in Warwick.
More than 160 graduates from Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick Trident College and Moreton Morrell College attended a trio of ceremonies at St Mary’s Church, followed by a procession through the town.
Angela Joyce, CEO of WCG, opened the ceremonies with an address and was also on hand to present scrolls signifying the former students’ graduation from the college.
She was joined for all three ceremonies by newly-appointed WCG president Louise Bennett, who spoke to graduands about her career and experiences, before joining Ms Joyce to present the scrolls.
Two new fellowships were also presented as part of the ceremonies involving Royal Leamington Spa College and Warwick Trident College graduates. Peter Manford, a governor of the college group for 14 years, and David Darling, CEO of Kwalee and co-founder of Codemasters, were both recognised with fellowships.
In 2021, WCG became the first college in the UK to be granted both Bachelor’s degree awarding powers and Foundation degree awarding powers by the Office for Students.
Ms Joyce added: “It was wonderful to see the beautiful St Mary’s Church filled with students, family and friends for what was a very special couple of days.
“The ceremonies were a celebration of the hard work, dedication and commitment of our graduates here at WCUC.
“Each and every graduate should take great pride in their resilience. They have completed their studies in a turbulent time with significant disruption brought by the pandemic.
“We are proud that 90 per cent of our graduates go on to further study or employment, and we hope that our graduates will now go on to have a positive impact on the regional economy.”