Royal Leamington Spa College graduates celebrate - The Leamington Observer

Royal Leamington Spa College graduates celebrate

ROYAL Leamington Spa College graduates from across the last two years have been celebrating their successes in a duo of ceremonies in Warwick.

The former students were presented with certificates at St Mary’s Church in Warwick as part of college group WCG’s – which includes Royal Leamington Spa College – three days of celebrations.

The graduating students were a mix of 2020 and 2021 graduates – as 2020 graduates were finally able to celebrate their achievements after disruption caused last year due to the pandemic.

WCG CEO Angela Joyce was on hand to present students with certificate scrolls and was joined by the representatives of the college’s board of governors across the two ceremonies featuring Royal Leamington Spa College graduates.

Peter Manford and Linda Norville represented the board of governors at the ceremonies.

The ceremonies also featured keynote speakers Helen Peters, CEO of Shakespeare’s England, and Nik Spencer, an entrepreneur, inventor of the HERU and former student at Moreton Morrell College, which is also in the WCG group.

Ms Joyce said: “After an incredibly difficult couple of years it was fantastic to bring together all of our graduates to celebrate their achievements – which had been a long time coming for our class of 2020.

“Our degree-level courses pride themselves on providing the skills and knowledge to help our graduates to succeed in the next stage of their development, and that is reflected in the latest figures showing that 95 per cent of our graduates currently are in employment or undertaking further study.

“Graduation day is a culmination of three years of hard work for many of our students, who may have been juggling jobs with education and overcoming other personal challenges. Add a pandemic into that and it is all the more impressive that they have achieved what they have.

“We would like to congratulate all of our graduates on this magnificent achievement and look forward to following their development as they take their next steps into employment or by continuing to develop in education.”


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