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Bridgwater College Graduation
7:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
IT WAS an afternoon of pride and achievement at Bridgwater College last week, as it staged its annual Graduation Ceremony.
With more than 340 students graduating from university or professional qualifications this year, Bridgwater College held two graduation ceremonies at St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater, in order to accommodate all the students wishing to celebrate their success.
Both ceremonies saw the church packed with graduates, families, staff, governors and invited guests, with some travelling from as far as Inverness, Scotland and Jersey; there were even five students and their families who travelled from Denmark.
The first ceremony saw Business and Professional Studies students celebrate their outstanding results with Robin Carter and Stewart James, from Bridgwater, and Peter Maier, from Burnham-on-Sea, achieving first class awards on the BSc Honours Degree in Applied Computing, and Gemma Stone, from Shepton Mallet, also gaining a first on the BA Honours Degree in Early Years Care and Education.
Lacey McGill, 21, from Bridgwater, who completed the Higher National Diploma in Business Studies, said, “When I left school I never thought I would be able to get a university level qualification due to my dyslexia.
“I believe you can achieve anything with hard work and commitment.”
The second ceremony, which included Staff and Quality Services, Land-based, Sports and Services and Arts and Technology courses, also saw many students achieve first class awards, including Erin Awon and Lorna Handoll, both from Taunton, who studied the BSc Honours Degree in Applied Animal Management, and Gabrielle Clement, from Glastonbury, and Janet Cornell, from Churchill, who both studied the BSc Honours Degree in Landscape Design.
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