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Hundreds watch on as students graduate at Salisbury Cathedral
28 October 2019

Hundreds watch on as students graduate at Salisbury Cathedral

Hundreds of proud onlookers witnessed 150 Wiltshire College & University Centre students graduate in the stunning Salisbury Cathedral.

The College’s annual graduation ceremony took place on Friday 25th October at the city landmark, packed to the rafters with more than 600 friends and family members.

Prior to the ceremony, VIPs and graduands processed through the city’s streets from City Hall, adorned in their caps and gowns.

Principal Amanda Burnside said: “It was an honour to share the day in such a magnificent setting.

“As a College we are passionate about helping people to succeed and achieve above and beyond their expectations.

“And in terms of celebrating success and our students’ considerable achievements, this is a highlight of the College’s year.”

Wiltshire College & University Centre has more than 750 higher education students studying at each of its five campuses in Trowbridge, Chippenham, Lackham, Salisbury and Castle Combe. It partners with some of the country’s top universities including the Royal Agricultural University, Bournemouth University, University of Greenwich and the

University of Bath offering courses that increasingly reflect employment led demand such as degrees in Early Years, Motorsport Engineering, Computing and Social Work. 

As well as attracting more and more students wishing to study locally, there are also courses that attract students from across the UK and abroad – such as the renowned BA Honours degree in Film Production & Cinematography and the BA Photography course.

This year’s guest of honours to the annual ceremony included Red Admiral Paul Marshall CBE and Colonel ERB Heal OBE, who was the guest speaker. Colonel Heal was commissioned into the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 29988 and has followed a career that has lead engineers on military operations around the world, including multinational posts with the UN and NATO.

After the ceremony, graduates and their guests celebrated their success with a reception back City Hall.

To watch a video from the day visit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_sSbTpOTwI