GRAD­U­ATE CEL­E­BRA­TION

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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

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