In pictures: Bishop Grosseteste University graduation with Jim Broadbent

Over 1,000 students have been graduating from Bishop Grosseteste University at ceremonies held inside Lincoln Cathedral.

A total of 1,127 final-year students are set to graduate at ceremonies on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21.

Joining the students at the ceremony was Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent, who received an honorary doctorate from the university.

Trainee teacher Emily Marrows, who was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after her first year, also graduated from BGU.

Emily will return to the university to take her postgraduate PGCE teaching qualification to enable her to teach primary school children aged from three to seven.

Other graduates included mother and daughter Carol Bailey and Sammie Steadman, who received degrees in Applied Studies (Early Childhood).

They both work at the Sunshine Children’s Centre in Burgh-le-Marsh near Skegness and juggled their studies and full-time work during their two years at BGU.