Degree level students at Exeter College celebrated their graduation in the breathtaking setting of Exeter Cathedral last week.
Hundreds of guests, friends and family came together to watch more than 170 students graduate from the college’s Centre for University Level Studies.
Students donned their gowns and caps to be awarded their degree level qualifications in subjects ranging from business to mechanical engineering.
The graduation ceremony marks the completion of a tremendous effort from each and every student at Exeter College. The college’s degree level qualifications include full degrees as well as Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas and cater for young students as well as those returning to education.
The students were welcomed into the Cathedral with music from the Exeter College Orchestra ahead of the formal graduation ceremony.
Inspirational speeches were made by The Dean of Exeter Cathedral, The Very Reverend Jonathan Greener, Exeter College Principal John Laramy and Chief Executive of the Met Office Penelope Endersby.
Upon receiving their qualification certificates, students were congratulated on their achievements by Chair of Governors at Exeter College David Allen OBE and Catherine Taylor, the Head of Higher Education at the college.

Exeter College’s Principal and Chief Executive John Laramy said,

“Graduation marks a significant step in the education journey of our students. To achieve a degree level qualification is a magnificent achievement and I am incredibly proud of each and every student that has made it to this stage with us.

“It has been a terrific day for everyone involved and it’s great to see our students from a range of courses join together in celebration of their achievements.”

TEF ‘Gold’ Education: Exeter College is rated ‘Gold’ in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, a level that puts the college alongside the very best universities in the country when it comes to degree level provision. Courses at Exeter College are available across a range of sectors, with degrees at the college currently awarded by the University of Exeter, Kingston University London, Plymouth Marjon University, the University of Plymouth and City & Guilds.


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