Over the past few days Glyndwr University students have been collecting degrees across six ceremonies in the William Aston Hall, Wrexham.
The ceremonies ran from Wednesday to Friday, and today the final set of degrees and annual prizes were handed out to students studying biology and environment, chemistry, engineering, applied physics, computing and early childhood and family studies.
Honorary fellowships were also given to Professor Peter Toyne and Michael Cant, both former members of the university’s board, for their services to Glyndŵr University.
Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University, said: “It has been another wonderful year. The immense pride, joy and celebrations which we see at every graduation ceremony makes you realise the extent of the hard work put in by each and every student who graduates.
“Everyone who has graduated this week is now part of the Glyndŵr University family. They may be leaving us as full-time students but we will always be here to support them throughout their careers. We wish them every success in the future.”
The 2013 ceremonies marked the high-profile awarding of an honorary fellow to former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, on Thursday.
And a number of students had remarkable stories to tell as they collect their awards from Professor Scott. These included:
· Zara Roberts, who suffered life-threating injuries in a car crash in 2004 which left her with permanent injuries, who collected a foundation degree in learning support: teaching and learning
· Bridgett Peers, who suffered a brain haemorrhage but recovered and found the inspiration to return to study for a degree in sports science
· Mother and daughter Sonia Bell and Kirsty Larrett, who both work as teaching assistants in Wrexham and graduated from the same course
· Lisa Wright, who was inspired to follow a career in education after receiving support from workers at a hostel where she lived when she became homeless with her first child
Many students have chosen to carry on studying for higher degrees, while others have secured employment and will make their first steps in the working world in the coming months.
A full collection of photos, videos and stories are available on Glyndŵr University’s website following the links for Graduation 2013: www.glyndwr.ac.uk.
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