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UCP News Graduation ceremonies held for University Centre Peterborough 2020 and 2021 students at Peterborough Cathedral

Graduation ceremonies held for University Centre Peterborough 2020 and 2021 students at Peterborough Cathedral

University Centre Peterborough graduates celebrate their achievements in the first in-person graduation ceremonies since 2019 held at the great Peterborough Cathedral.

Due to last year’s graduation unfortunately not being able to go ahead, University Centre Peterborough hosted two ceremonies on Thursday 23rd September 2021 across the afternoon and evening to celebrate the success of 300 students.

During the ceremonies, special thanks were given to graduates and staff for their resilience and dedication during a somewhat challenging academic year, and best wishes for the future. The gowned procession was applauded as they made their way for the closing celebration where together they toasted their achievements.

The graduates have studied a variety of degree programmes including Accounting, Computing, Criminology, Digital Arts, Education, Marketing, Science and Technology as well as higher level professional qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Institute of Personal Development. Many graduates have already secured full-time employment in their chosen careers, some of which include employment with local employers such as Anglian Water, Gusto, PSP IT Design and Development, and industry-leading game development company Frontier Developments. 

Liz Knight, Academic Director of University Centre Peterborough said,

“This year's graduation was very special as it was the first time we celebrated the achievements of our students from Peterborough and Stamford in one ceremony. It was also made more special due to the pandemic which has sadly impacted all our lives. We remain in awe of our students and staff whose achievements over the last two years have been outstanding. While studying, our graduates have gained academic knowledge, research and communication skills and technical expertise but most importantly resilience and adaptability. It is these two attributes which will ensure their success in their future life and career.”

Thanks to Peterborough College’s hospitality and catering department for preparing a delicious buffet as well as serving guests with refreshments.

Photos from both ceremonies will be available on University Centre Peterborough’s official Facebook page as well as a video.

If you are interested in taking a higher education course, University Centre Peterborough offers a wide range of HNDs and degrees. Visit University Centre Peterborough’s website for upcoming open events, full details of the courses available and how you can apply.

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