The procession left the Blackburn College campus and headed to King George’s Hall prior to the start of the graduation ceremonies.
Students graduated at three ceremonies throughout the day at 11am, 2pm and 5pm where they received their degrees, diplomas and postgraduate awards. The graduation ceremonies were attended by representatives of the College’s University partners, Lancaster University, the University of Central Lancashire, University of Cumbria and the University of South Wales, as well as the College’s Leadership Team and Governors.
Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Thomas Moore, said the procession was a first for the College.
“We have close to 1,000 students graduating this year and wanted to celebrate by letting Blackburn see our graduates in their caps and gowns. This was a first for Blackburn and was an impressive sight to behold. “I would like to pass on my congratulations to all our students who graduated, and also praise the staff at University Centre at Blackburn College for their dedication, commitment and professionalism in helping our students realise their full potential.”
Blackburn College graduates are making a huge contribution to the UK’s graduate economy, shadowing the national trend. New statistics show that nine out of 10 of graduates from University Centre at Blackburn College are in work or further study, just six months after graduation for the second year in a row. In addition, 100 percent of PGCE students were employed or in further study from last year’s intake. There are still places available on degree courses at Blackburn College.
For more information, visit the college’s Open Event on Thursday 27th November 2014, from 4:30pm until 8pm.