Around 16,000 students, together with their families and friends descended on St Albans Cathedral between September 3-11 to celebrate the University of Hertfordshire 2018 graduation ceremonies.
The events are an important moment for everyone attending, marking the completion of many students’ study and acting as a collective celebration of their hard work and achievements.
As well as receiving its graduates, the university showed its appreciation to pillars of the community by awarding honorary degrees for outstanding contribution to academic disciplines, charity, professions or public service. Recipients included celebrated soprano Sarah Brightman, former international footballer and founder of the Willow Foundation, Bob Wilson, and acclaimed author Kenneth Follett.
We are incredibly proud of our graduates and these ceremonies reward the dedication and well deserved achievements of our students. Over 96 per cent of our students are employed or in further study within the first six months of graduation and we continue to strive to develop graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to equip them for future challenges and opportunities. We wish them all the very best and look forward to keeping in touch as they move on to the next stage of their lives.
Sue Grant, University of Hertfordshire secretary and registrar