Hundreds of Lincoln College students celebrated their graduation with their proud friends and family at Lincoln Cathedral.
They then joined local dignitaries, prominent employers and college staff for a graduation reception in the grounds of Lincoln Castle on Wednesday evening.
Students graduated in a wide range of subjects from herbal medicine and acupuncture to construction, engineering, business and teaching.
Dan Hayes, CEO at The Order of St John Care Trust, was the Guest of Honour at Lincoln College’s 22nd graduation ceremony. He also gave the graduation address.
He was awarded companionship of Lincoln College for his significant contribution to developing its profile.
Gary Headland, CEO at Lincoln College Group, said: “We are immensely proud of the achievements of all those who graduated.
“The delivery of higher education and higher skills to meet the needs of our local and regional employers is pivotal to us achieving our mission of being employer-led, producing a highly-skilled and productive local workforce.
“It was wonderful to see so many proud families, local employers, dignitaries and political stakeholders. I would like to thank Dan for attending and inspiring our students with his own story of lifelong learning and for his unswerving support, which we recognised with our highest honour during the ceremony.”
Olivia Marston, who graduated in BA (Hons) Business and Management, said: “It was amazing to graduate in the Cathedral. Studying my degree with Lincoln College was the best experience – I’ve grown so much as a person.
“Not only has it given me more confidence, but I feel like my knowledge of the business world has grown massively.
“My tutors at Lincoln were so supportive – and the smaller class sizes and mentoring gave me one-to-one time so that I could get more personalised feedback on my work. Thank you to everyone at the college who’s supported and guided me along the way.”
Lincoln College is still recruiting students to study on its degree courses this year. It will reduce the student fee to reflect the time that has been missed. Click here for more information.