Barnfield College attended the annual West Herts College Group Graduation, celebrating the fantastic achievements of their Foundation degree, HND and CIPD students.
This was the first year Barnfield students joined the graduation ceremony. Kaia Burrows, HND Music graduate said “Collaborating with Barnfield College to celebrate our achievements together was a lovely idea. I had such a great time talking to people, finding out what course they were graduating from, wearing the gowns and having lots of pictures taken.” Graduation 2019 was the perfect way to celebrate the first year of Barnfield College’s inclusion, and students from both Barnfield College and West Herts were able to celebrate their achievements together.
Students were presented their scrolls in front of cheering friends and family at the ceremony hosted at Watford Colosseum.
The sun was shining as graduates arrived to enjoy an afternoon of true celebration. Donning their caps and gowns, graduates posed for photography and enjoyed a well-deserved celebratory drink. Whilst this was going on, refreshments were served to everyone attending the ceremony and entertainment was provided by the Ealing String Quartet.
Proceedings commenced with an introduction from West Herts College’s Head of Curriculum, Scott Gray, who welcomed special guests, Chair of the Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors, Jean McLeish and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education and Student Experience at the University of Hertfordshire, Sal Jarvis.
West Herts College Group’s Chief Executive Gill Worgan gave the keynote speech, saying: “As I look around today, I see people with enormous promise, and with wonderful opportunities ahead of them. Don’t underestimate what you have achieved. We are immensely proud and wish you every success for the future.”
Ian Charles, Director of Curriculum for the New Bedford Road campus, said; “Friday saw Barnfield and West Herts graduates, friends and family celebrating their graduation from HNC, HND and Foundation Degree Courses. Cheers, tears and speeches all were in evidence as proud students, and even prouder families, enjoyed the superbly organised Graduation Ceremony in Watford Colosseum.”
Cogratulations to the class of 2019!
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