Waltham Forest College celebrated the exceptional success of its Higher Education students marking its 15th Graduation Ceremony.

The College continues to build a strong reputation for higher education as hundreds of graduates celebrated their achievements. The auspicious occasion transformed the campus into a lavish venue, attended by friends and family members, college governors and staff.  

Special guests included The Worshipful Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Sally Littlejohn who presented students with their graduation scrolls and guest speaker Ruth Pearson, Motivational Speaker and Author who shared words of wisdom outlining her journey to success and overcoming professional challenges.  

Ruth said, “I felt humbled by the response received and still in awe, I am pleased to offer healing and encouragement to others.”

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Students shared their stories on how they overcame barriers to learning and how the College has supported their journey to pursue the next stage of their career.

Student Melodie Kiff said, “Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor - I was very fortunate to have four. The College staff genuinely cared about my future. The Graduation ceremony was a real boost to my confidence to pursue my next step. Overall an amazing night!”

Guests were treated to several music performances by the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC), who performed during the Brit Awards and supported acts such as Justin Timberlake, Elton John and Madonna.

The Principal of the College Dr Joy Kettle, said:

“This is the pinnacle event of the year where everything we have all worked towards comes together. There is nothing I enjoy more than celebrating great achievements and today I am proud to be able to congratulate all our graduates and their remarkable journey.” 


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