Proud parents, bystanders and streams of well-wishers admired the procession as excited graduates paraded through the town centre after successfully graduating from their degree level courses at Higher Education Centre Stamford.

The annual ceremony was once again held at Stamford Methodist Church on Barn Hill, celebrating another year of outstanding achievements from HND and Foundation Degree courses in Animal Management, Computing, Graphic Design, Photography, Performing Arts, Teaching and many more, all coming together for an unforgettable occasion.

Once gowned in their robes and mortarboards, graduates made the renowned journey to Stamford Methodist Church from the Town Hall.

This year the centre welcomed key note speaker, Mathew Burton (most commonly known for his appearance on Channel 4′s documentary, Educating Yorkshire) who inspired graduates and their parents with a speech about what education meant to him, and how he gains satisfaction from making other peoples’ lives better, mentioning, that he knows the graduates sat in front of him will also do the same. 

Principal at New College Stamford, Janet Meenaghan said, 

 ‘We were once again delighted to hold our Higher Education Centre graduation ceremony in the town and we extend our thanks to the Mayor, all at the Town Hall and at Stamford Methodist Church for helping us to host such a successful event.

It’s always a pleasure to see our students receive their higher education diplomas and degrees and the graduation ceremony recognises their hard work and achievements, as well as offering us the chance to thank parents and friends, and the teaching staff, for their contributions.

Higher education is increasingly expensive and colleges offer a local and more cost-effective solution, with a range of courses and growing student numbers. At Higher Education Centre Stamford we pride ourselves on our personal and supportive approach and the high quality of our higher education courses. I’d like to congratulate all of our higher education students on their superb achievements.’

We wish all of our graduates the best for the future and hope they succeed whether they are going into further education on in to employment!

If you want to see the highlights from the day, follow this link - https://youtu.be/qw-_EFs-OGA

If you are interested in studying a course at Higher Education Centre Stamford visit their Open Evening on Tuesday 25th September. For more information on University Level courses click here or call 01780 484311.