DOUBLE the fun was had by Warwickshire College graduates on their special day.
The rising number of students achieving their degrees meant for the first time two ceremonies were held to accommodate all students graduating from courses run by the Warwickshire College group.
Graduands from Leamington college, Warwick Trident, Rugby, Henley-in-Arden, Pershore and Moreton Morrell donned their gowns, hoods and mortar boards at Leamington Town Hall before attending the graduation ceremonies at the Royal Spa Centre.
The morning was reserved for engineering, early years, education, social care and counselling students followed business, events, hairdressing management, games art, film, computing, animal science, equine and veterinary nursing in the afternoon.
Angela Joyce, CEO of the college group said: “This is truly a day of celebration for everyone – not just for our graduates, but for parents, family, friends, employers and also, of course, for the college and our staff.
“The college group now has over 1,100 higher education students and 80 degree pathways, with plans for new degree pathways next year and and beyond.
“And with the grant of Foundation Degree Awarding Powers, this September we were delighted to welcome our first cohort of students who will be awarded Warwickshire College Foundation Degrees when they complete their courses.”
Guest of honour Jake Meyer – a world record breaking mountaineer and adventurer – also inspired the graduating classes for with his experience of climbing Mount Everest at 21 years-old.