On one of the most important days in the College’s academic calendar, over 400 people gathered in the magnificent setting of St David’s Cathedral to witness students receiving their degrees, HNDs, HNCs and postgraduate awards from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. This year, candidates who had been studying Level 5 professional qualifications through Central Training were also invited to attend the ceremony to be formally recognised for their achievements.
College Principal, Sharron Lusher welcomed graduands and their guests to the cathedral and commented:
“For the students graduating here today it is a chance for them to celebrate achieving degree level qualifications in the presence of their family, friends and tutors.”
“For us, the ceremony marks the end of the academic year and it is testament to the hard work and commitment of both our staff and students that so many people are able to graduate with a degree that they have studied for in Pembrokeshire. It highlights that studying for a degree locally really can be a viable option for aspiring graduates.”
The ceremony opened with organ music performed by Simon Pearce and was interspersed with musical interludes from the College’s choir and opera singer Aaron Kendall. Guest speaker for the event was Margaret Llewellyn, OBE, who also presented the ‘Student of the Year’ awards.
The College would like to wish all those who graduated every success in their future careers.
To find out more about the degree programmes on offer at Pembrokeshire College go to: www.pembrokeshire.ac.uk