Graduation

Celebrating success!

Each year Calderdale College’s University Centre students celebrate the successful completion of their course with a graduation ceremony held in Halifax Town Centre.

Graduation Ceremony

The celebration event starts with graduates and staff being gowned in preparation for the ceremony. VIPs, Graduates and College staff then proceed from the Town Hall to the Piece Hall, where a procession with a brass band takes them to Halifax Minster. Roads are closed to traffic during the parade and many watch the parade and support the graduating students.

The ceremony is by invitation only and not available to the general public. If you have a friend or family member graduating they are able to book a ticket on your behalf. During the ceremony, each student crosses the stage to be presented with a scroll from their tutor symbolising their academic achievement. Annual prizes are also presented, and these are always a closely guarded secret until the ceremony itself.

During the celebrations, the College presents three awards to students who have outstanding achievement, have gone above and beyond in their studies and are an inspiration to others. After the ceremony, there is the chance to relax with friends, family, other students and staff members.

Calderdale College has numerous students graduating from a Higher Education or professional qualification each academic year. They have studied a variety of courses including education, graphic design, construction and business studies. 

Did you know?

90% of students go on to employment or further study

OFSTED Good and Outstanding

We were rated Good for our Further Education offer and Outstanding for Apprenticeships!

Here’s what they said

“Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”

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“Learners gain confidence and improve the social interaction and communication skills that will support them well in their future lives.”

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