College of West Anglia students celebrate becoming ‘educationally empowered for life’ at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange graduation ceremony
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It was smiles all round over the weekend, as the College of West Anglia’s higher education students celebrated their academic achievements at the annual graduation ceremony.
The ceremony, which took place at the Alive Corn Exchange on Saturday October 10, is the most prestigious event in the college’s calendar and this year celebrated the graduation of 138 CWA students, graduating from 18 programmes.
Certificates were presented to the students by CWA principal David Pomfret, and professor Michael Thorne, vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, who was also the keynote speaker.
Family members, friends, college governors and staff were all there to witness the celebration.
The Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, councillor Colin Manning, said: “Those graduating today, you’re now educationally empowered for life.
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“A very well done to all of you – staff and students alike.”
In addition, the college celebrated the University Centre West Anglia (UCWA) student of the year award, presented by Dr Apurba Kundu, ARU Deputy Dean.
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This year, the award went to Rachael Castleton, who achieved a first class degree in BA History and English Literature.
The humanities teaching staff who nominated Rachael said: “Throughout her studies here Rachael has always been an outstanding student: she is the student whose name regularly appeared at the top of the table of marks; the student who was always ready to engage in classroom discussion; and the student whose response to assignment work was always interesting, challenging and comprehensive.”