UCS ceremony marks achievements of newest graduates

University Centre Shrewsbury’s newest graduates gathered with their family, friends and tutors to celebrate their achievements in the beautiful and historic surroundings of St Chad’s Church.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Eunice Simmons, presented the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and awards.

Professor Simmons said: “Graduation ceremonies are a highlight of the academic year. Each is a testament to all the hard work and dedication of our graduates, and a wonderful occasion for them all, their families, and everyone who has supported them in their achievements.

“It is a real pleasure to recognise all that they have accomplished, which is all the more exceptional in the time of a pandemic.”

Head of UCS Professor Paul Johnson added: “I am extremely proud of our students, our partnerships, and the contribution our students have made, and that our graduates will go on to make.

“Those graduating have not only completed their studies despite all of the challenges of COVID, but also made outstanding contributions to the community, whether that be through supporting their fellow students, making an impact on our local communities through academic research, or through fundraising and volunteering their time and talents.

“They have overcome recent challenging years, globally, to succeed and make a lasting impression. Congratulations to them all – we hope they will thoroughly enjoy this well-earned and special day as they embark on their next steps.”

Kimberley Jordan, who graduated with a degree in Medical Genetics, said:  “I will always cherish the life-long friendships and memories I have made at UCS.

“The support I received from my friends, lecturers, the wider University, and of course my parents, has helped me tremendously in achieving a first-class honours degree, and now furthering my studies with a Master’s degree.

“We have been provided with many opportunities at UCS to make friends and cement these friendships, to participate in events that would further develop our interpersonal skills, and help us carry these skills forward into our professional lives.

“We were only in our first year when COVID hit but we were given the help we needed which made the difficulties so much easier and I would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for all the support I have received.”

CAPTION: The historic surroundings of St Chad’s.


On Key

Related Posts

Ludlow Spring Festival returns

Ludlow Spring Festival, a vibrant celebration of great food, drink and live entertainment – returns to Ludlow Castle next month on the 10th, 11th and