The College of West Anglia at King’s Lynn is gearing up for the most prestigious event in its calendar when its stages its graduation ceremony, set to be attended some 70 higher education degree students.
The event will be held at the Corn Exchange on Saturday, October 19.A procession leaves the Town Hall at 12.10pm to process to the Corn Exchange, with the ceremony starting at 12.30pm, finishing at 1.45pm The public can share in the event as a procession leaves the Corn Exchange at end of ceremony to process around town and back to the Corn Exchange. The students, known as graduands, will receive their certificates in Higher National Qualifications and Professional Qualifications. The civic procession of college staff, governors, guests and graduates, will be headed by the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Elizabeth Watson and David Pomfret Principal of the college. Certificates will be presented to the students by Mr Pomfret and Helen Valentine, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in front of proud family, friends, college governors and staff to mark their success. In addition, the college will celebrate ARU Student of the Year Award and ARU Alumni Award for Student Rep 2012. These two awards will be presented by Dr Apurba Kundu, ARU Deputy Dean, who will present the College of West Anglia’s student of the year award, while Chris Challender, the college’s Higher Education manager, will present the award on behalf of ARU. Graduates come from the college's three campuses, at King’s Lynn, Isle (Wisbech) amd Cambridge (Milton). In total some 120 students have graduated this year. College Principal David Pomfret said: “I’m really delighted and proud to see so many successful graduates this year. "I know they have worked very hard over a number of years to achieve their qualifications, with many of them continuing their studies while holding down a job and looking after a family. " I know that for hundreds of our previous graduates, their higher education studies have proved to be a major factor in improving their lives and developing rewarding careers. I hope that this will also be the case for today’s graduates and wish them every success in the future.”