15th September 2016
Over 200 students from South Devon College celebrated the completion of their degrees, as they graduated in front of more than 500 guests at the beautiful, historic Spanish Barn in Torre Abbey.
The College celebrated 3 separate ceremonies over the course of the day to enable proud friends and families to watch as nearest and dearest passed from graduand to graduate. The day was a fantastic celebration of graduation and the Torre Abbey grounds made for a spectacular venue and atmosphere.
The 2016 cohort included the first set of graduates from the new BSc (Hons) in Applied Animal Science and the Foundation Degree’s in Marine Science; Criminology with Psychology; Fashion with Textiles; Film and Photography and Games and Interactive Design as well as graduates from the HNC Civil and Coastal Engineering.
South Devon College’s University provision is validated by Plymouth University, with the 2 organisations working in close partnership and enjoying a very strong relationship. Students received their degrees from Plymouth University Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Pauline Kneale, as well as South Devon College Principal, Stephen Criddle, and Chair of the Governing Body, Dr Karen Stockham.
BA (Hons) Child Development and Education student Oliver Summersby, from Brixham was delighted to receive the Academic Partnerships Prize, which is awarded annually to one student at South Devon College by Plymouth University, and recognises outstanding achievement and contribution to the College.
South Devon College Higher Education Manager and Academic Registrar, Alastair Wilson said, “It was an incredible honour to welcome our students to this year’s University Graduation Ceremony. Everyone at the College would like to offer their congratulations to our graduates, and we look forward to seeing what the Class of 2016 will go on to achieve and the positive impact they will have on the local community.”
Chair of Governors, Dr Karen Stockham said “the success of our higher education students is a huge tribute to their endeavours and the quality and dedicated support of South Devon College staff. I am delighted for them and wish them the very best in their future success”.
If you too would like to achieve a degree whilst studying locally, you can find out more information about South Devon College’s University Centre at sdcdev, or you can call 08000 21 31 81, and see how South Devon College can help you go higher.