Newham College hosts higher education graduation ceremony
On Friday 22nd November, Newham College Higher Education Centre celebrated the hard work, dedication and success of its students at the graduation ceremony in the College’s East Ham Campus Auditorium.
Over 100 students were honoured at the ceremony, which was attended by nearly 400 guests, including families and friends. Awards ranged from professional diplomas through to honours degrees and culminated with BSc (Hons) Child and Adolescent Psychology graduate, Malgorzata Mierzynska, receiving the prestigious British Psychological Award.
In the ceremony, the graduates were presented with their scroll by Paul Stephen, Principal and Chief Executive of Newham College. Speakers at the ceremony included Wanda Emmanuel-Richardson, who graduated at the ceremony and former student Alex Claudiu Avadenei, who went on to gain a Master’s degree at the University of East London and has now returned to Newham College Higher Education Centre to study teacher training. Finola Fitzgerald, Director of Higher Education and Access, shared these words of support with graduating students before they take their next step in life. “You will be empowered to seek out new opportunities with the confidence that you can contribute, with the knowledge that you are ready; that you can overcome challenges”.
Paul Stephen, Principal and Chief Executive of Newham College said: “I know for all of you, there will have been times in your course when things were hard, but you persevered and succeeded. Draw on that experience in the future; remember you can triumph over any obstacle”.
Paul also encouraged all graduating students to remain part of the Newham College family. ‘I urge you to stay in contact with us through our alumni network, where you can keep in touch with new friends and continue to progress in your career through our lifelong learning’.