In pictures: Bishop Grosseteste University graduation

  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Jade Etherington at the special ceremony. Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Prof Muriel Robinson at the graduation ceremony. Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Jade Etherington at the special ceremony. Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Prof Muriel Robinson at the graduation ceremony. Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

Around 1,000 Bishop Grosseteste University students and honorary guests donned their gowns and made their way to Lincoln Cathedral on Wednesday, July 23 for the annual graduation ceremony.

There were three ceremonies throughout the day at 10.15 am, 2.30pm and 7.15pm.

Throughout the day, graduates could visit a garden party on the university campus, where they could enjoy drinks from a red double decker bus and a samba band.

The names of all those graduating were also printed on a giant banner for families and friends to enjoy.

Among those receiving special awards was Lincolnshire’s Paralympic medalist Jade Etherington, who was presented with an honorary fellowship to mark her achievements.

Jade, who graduated from the same university two years ago with a degree in Education Studies and Geography, won three silver medals and one bronze at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.

Also accepting special honours was Professor Muriel Robinson OBE DL, who retired as the university’s Vice Chancellor in April 2013; Ursula Lidbetter MBE DL, Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Co-operative and Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and Dr Tim Lomas, formerly Principal School Improvement Advisor in Lincolnshire.