13th September 2019
Higher Education students at York College celebrated an important milestone in their lives when they graduated at York Minster on 12th September 2019, having successfully completed degree-level courses in Art, Graphic Design, Fashion and Crafts, Business, Construction, Digital Technologies, Early Years and Education, Education, Engineering, Media Make-up, and Sport.
This year York College Higher Education students excelled in their studies, achieving a 94% overall pass rate and an impressive percentage of high grades, as follows;
Degrees - 75% high grades including 38% of students gaining a First Class degree
Foundation Degrees (Year 2) - 52% high grades, including 25% of students gaining a Distinction grade
Higher National’s - 82% High Grades including 85% of students achieving a Distinction grade
Teacher Trainees - the majority of students passed with Outstanding or Good profiles
The Ceremony began with Reverend Catriona Cumming, Succentor at York Minster, officially welcoming the graduands and their guests. Lee Probert, Chief Executive and Principal of York College, led the academic procession and gave an opening address, applauding the graduands on their accomplishments. There followed a keynote speech by Sue Jefferson, Managing Director of Possibilities Realised Ltd and Deputy Chair of York and North Yorkshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership Business Board, who then presented the graduands with their scrolls. The ceremony ended with a Vote of Thanks by York College Chair of Governors Shirley Collier.
Lee Probert, Chief Executive and Principal of York College is extremely proud of the graduates and all they have achieved: “This is such a great day of celebration for our graduates and their supporters. I congratulate them all for the dedication and commitment they have demonstrated in their respective studies, which ultimately will prove to be life-changing. York College offers a variety of Higher Education courses and it is clear that the small teaching groups and outstanding support from our tutors lead to successful achievements for our higher education students, and importantly a wide range of employment possibilities, as well as further study opportunities.”
York College offers higher education opportunities for students in York and the wider area. Being able to live locally and study flexibly at Foundation or Bachelor’s degree level is a great option for people wanting to further their careers. To apply for Higher Education or Access courses starting this academic year at York College please contact York College on 01904 770770.