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Bath College graduates celebrated at Bath Abbey

The achievements of more than 70 Bath College graduates have been celebrated at Bath Abbey.


Students wore the traditional academic dress of caps and gowns to be awarded their qualifications in front of family and friends.


This was the third time the College has hosted its graduation at Bath Abbey and the formal procession and ceremony was enjoyed by more than 200 people.


Graduates had completed courses at Level 4 or higher in a wide range of subjects including computing, early years, fashion and textiles, music and professional qualifications.

College Principal Matt Atkinson said he was honoured to be celebrating the achievements of the HE students:


“This ceremony allows us to celebrate the huge effort put in by our students to balance their work, life and study commitments in order to gain qualifications which increase their employability in the future.


“It also gives us the opportunity to recognise the critical role that we as a college play in contributing to the West of England Economy.


“We have engineers, computing specialists, accountants, teachers, construction professionals, creative industries specialists, early years professionals and others graduating – which demonstrates the wide variety of staff we are committed to producing for local industry.”


Among those graduating was George Capon who completed the University of London BSc (Hons) in Business at the college.


The 22-year-old moved to Bath from Taunton to complete the three year course and made such a good impression that the college have now employed him as an Information & Enrolment Assistant within their Student Advice team.


George said:


“The reward of graduating with my Business BSc feels fantastic. It’s been a terrific 3 years at Bath College who have not only provided me with support throughout my degree but a job alongside it.


I cannot thank all the staff, both academic and non-academic, enough for how amazing they have been; as a result of this, Bath is now my home.


I’m looking forward to a future, hopefully remaining in Bath, and the new prospects I now have open to me.”


Karen Fraser, Director of Student Services and Marketing added:


“The Bath Abbey is a fabulous setting in which to celebrate the successes of our graduates. Its grandeur helps to demonstrate the immense achievements of our students; we are so proud of them.”


Bath College is able to provide a wide range of well-respected higher education courses through its excellent working relationship with the University of Bath and Bath Spa University.


For more information on Higher Education courses on offer at Bath College please call 01225 312191 or visit Higher Education Courses

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