A GROUP of people who studied at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus were recently thanked for their hard work.
And day after the graduation ceremony, some of the students were rewarded with accolades at an awards evening.
Both events were hosted by the college principal Stuart Cutforth and chair of governors Jacqui Henderson, who opened the ceremonies with presentations about student successes and activities over the past year.
Guests also enjoyed inspirational talks from invited speakers – best-selling author and international speaker Nicola Cook at the graduation ceremony and former clergyman turned luxury hotel entrepreneur Robert Parker at the awards evening.
The graduation event saw the college’s higher education students celebrate achieving their foundation degrees, HNCs, HNDs and NVQs in a range of subjects. They collected their certificates in front of more than 300 friends, family, college staff and partners from local universities.
Mr Cutforth said: “It was fantastic to see so many graduates and guests at the ceremony this year.
“Many of our graduates will be progressing onto degree programmes at the region’s universities and we’d like to wish each of them the best of luck for their future endeavours.”
At the awards evening, students from across the college, who had been nominated by their tutors, were rewarded for their efforts and commitment with certificates and a variety of prizes.
Sponsors included Sincera, Northumberland County Council, the Friends of Kirkley Hall and other key supporters of the college.