Dudley College of Technology celebrates academic milestone with annual graduation ceremony


28/11/2023

Dudley College of Technology commemorated the achievements of Higher Education learners in an unforgettable ceremony held on Saturday 25th November, that marked the culmination of their academic journey.

As ever the graduation event was an inspiring celebration of knowledge, dedication, and perseverance. This year’s commencement saw the conferral of qualifications upon learners from across the subject disciplines including Teacher Training, Animal Science and Performance Studies.

The ceremony featured a vote of thanks on behalf of the student body from Management graduate Kirstie Harrington who by her own description is now a “compulsive adult learner”. Sharing her own life journey from supermarket assistant to lecturer, she urged her peers to continue their studies. Thanking both staff at the college and family and friends who supported their loved ones throughout the last academic year, to achieve their goals.

Leading the event alongside Neil Thomas Chief Executive of Dudley College of Technology, was Professor Paul Noone Pro Vie Chancellor of Coventry University, who is Chair of the College’s Corporation.  Wishing the graduates every success Professor Noone spoke about the transformative impact of their education at Dudley College of Technology for their futures.

On behalf of the Governing Body, he said “We are immensely proud of our graduates and their remarkable achievements. “This graduation marks a significant milestone in their lives and symbolizes the hard work and dedication they have put into their studies. It’s a moment of great pride for both the graduates and the entire Dudley College community.”

Continuing the overall theme of celebration Neil Thomas added: “Graduation is an end and a beginning, it is the celebration of the achievement of an ambition, but it’s also the start of a new chapter for graduates as they head into new careers and directions which may not have been possible before starting their studies.”

The event concluded with an informal drinks’ reception and a please for graduates to stay in touch and share their future career success back with the College. 

To see and download pictures from the event visit: Higher Awards Ceremony 2023 | Flickr.

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