Hundreds of students enjoy celebrations

Hundreds of students enjoy celebrations

8 September 2021

THE South Eastern Regional College has celebrated the graduation of hundreds of students who achieved higher education qualifications under the most challenging of circumstances.

Last week, a roll of honour and special presentation was organised and, adhering to restrictions due to the pandemic, students were invited to the campus to have their official photograph taken in their gowns and collect a special graduate goodie bag.

It included cupcakes and a unique designed plaque to commemorate and celebrate their achievements, with both items made in the college by student enterprises.

The college’s governing body chairman, Gareth Hetherington said: “It has been an incredibly challenging 16 months for a lot of people, but we can also reflect positively about how we have been able to work together, change our behaviours and navigate through this pandemic.  

“That is a testament to the students, to the lecturers and staff here in the college and we as Governors recognise the huge efforts you have all made to make the very best of this last year and I want to thank you all for that.”

Mr Hetherington concluded by thanking the students and wishing them good luck for their next important steps.