Hundreds of students honoured at college Graduation

More than 800 students gathered at the McEwan Hall for a day of celebration at Edinburgh College’s annual Graduation ceremony on Friday (27 September).

Students were joined by around 3600 proud family members and friends who watched as their loved ones crossed the McEwan Hall stage to receive their certificates of achievement.

Graduates from across the College’s curriculum were honoured during three ceremonies throughout the day, graduating in subjects across each of the College’s faculties: Engineering and Built Environment; Creative Industries; Tourism, Hospitality and Business; and Health, Wellbeing and Social Science.

Across the three ceremonies, the College’s best-performing students were commended by Principal Audrey Cumberford, receiving awards for academic excellence.

Prizes were also awarded to students who have exceeded expectations throughout their College journey. Prizes were presented by the Principal and the College’s Chair of the Board of Management, Professor Sir Ian Diamond.

In addition, 57 members of College teaching staff were also presented with professional development awards during the ceremonies – celebrating the wealth of CPD opportunities available to staff to support them in their role of educating more than 26,000 students each year.

Principal Audrey Cumberford said: “Graduation is a wonderful occasion which signifies the culmination of all of our students’ hard work and commitment throughout their time with us at the College.

“It is a day for them to feel very proud and to celebrate their fantastic achievements with the people who have supported them through their studies.

“It was an honour to present this year’s graduates with their scrolls and to hear about their future plans.

“On behalf of the College’s governing body, management team, tutors and support staff, I would like to congratulate all of them on their success and wish them the very best for the future as they progress in their further studies and chosen careers.

“Well done to our class of 2019.”