Newham College University Centre Annual Graduation Ceremony

Newham College University Centre held its annual celebratory graduation ceremony for over 100 successful students on Friday 16th November 2018.

Graduates attended the event at the East Ham Campus with their families and friends, where they were treated to complimentary food and drinks. The ceremony took place in the auditorium, which was dressed to mark the occasion.

The College Principal and Chief Executive Paul Stephen personally congratulated every student and delivered an inspirational speech to encourage the graduates as they embark on aspirational careers and further studies.

Two of the graduates also delivered speeches at the event and shared details of their experiences of studying at NUC.  Gareth King, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Counselling (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) said he felt ‘a sense of connection, safety; and of being valued’ during his time at NUC. 

“It is what we need to offer our children and our partners -and it is what we need to find within ourselves; a sense of connection, safety; and of being valued. I can't, however, tell you how to do it. But I can tell you, that I found it at NUC.  So, to the staff-thank you. And to the students, go forth; a new adventure awaits you outside that door.”

Natasha Reid, who graduated with a Bsc in Psychology says her attainment will remain indelible:

…my experience at NUC and the exhilaration of achieving my bachelor’s propelled me to study for a master’s degree (which sometimes causes me to wonder if I’m a glutton for punishment…as it comes with its own challenges). Despite these challenges, I would do it again at the drop of a hat.
Natasha Reid BSc Psychology

Director of Higher Education at Newham College University Centre, David J. Malachi addressed the graduates and said,

“Graduation is the most meaningful occasion in the College’s calendar for our graduands. It is the culmination of a significant amount of hard work and determination on a journey that at times, undoubtedly, may have been difficult. But you have made it!”

The ceremony was completed by a speech from Janet Gardner, Newham College Deputy Principal, Quality and Curriculum. Janet praised the students for their dedication and determination and thanked the friends and family members who had supported them through their journey.


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