Brookes celebrates its Swindon students at college’s annual graduation ceremony

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Swindon College logo

Students donned their gowns and mortar boards last Friday (9 October) and celebrated the culmination of years of hard work at Swindon College’s graduation ceremony.

Oxford Brookes University partners with Swindon College as part of its Associate College Partnership, which has been running successfully for over ten years and offers students alternative ways to gain qualifications.

The College is one of the largest providers of higher education in Wiltshire with over 500 undergraduates studying for a wide variety of qualifications.

Students can study for range of Bachelor degrees and Foundation degrees from Oxford Brookes including Graphic Design, Business, Management and Communications and Health and Social Care.

Oxford Brookes has enjoyed a strong partnership with Swindon College for many years and it is pleasing to see students continuing to benefit from this.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University

Through this partnership with the College students can complete their entire degree in Swindon, but still take advantage of the resources at Oxford Brookes University, including their extensive online library. Students can also join the Brookes Union, and take advantage of all the University’s facilities if they visit the campus including the sports centre and the new, award-winning John Henry Brookes Building with its social learning spaces.

Paul Inman, Pro Vice Chancellor at Oxford Brookes University officiated at the graduation ceremony. He said: “This year’s graduation ceremony was fantastic and it was heart-warming to see all the graduates proudly celebrating their achievements with their families, friends and college staff.

“Oxford Brookes has enjoyed a strong partnership with Swindon College for many years and it is pleasing to see students continuing to benefit from this. We offer students the opportunity to get the best of both worlds; flexible access to higher education with the benefits of university-level teaching and valuable links with employers, while staying close to home.”

Excited students gathered at the Jury’s Inn in Swindon for the graduation before leading a procession to the Holy Rood Church, where they were presented with their scrolls. After the Ceremony, the graduates celebrated back at the College with an afternoon of food, drink and live music.

More information about the graduations can be found on the Swindon College website.

To find out more about Oxford Brookes’ Associate College Partnerships visit the dedicated webpages.