Students who have joined university degree courses in the final year thanks to their HND qualifications were among those celebrating at HCUC’s graduation ceremony.
The Higher Education graduation ceremony for the merged college group for Uxbridge College and Harrow College recognised the achievements of students from HNC and HND courses. This included Top-up HNDs in which students study specifically to enter degree courses in the final year. Equivalent to up to two years of university undergraduate study, HNCs and HNDs are targetted at industry skills such as Business, Computing, Engineering and the Health and Leisure industries.
The group graduated in a formal ceremony at Brunel University London, wearing the traditional cap and gown of Higher Education and celebrated afterwards with friends and family.
Dr Darrell DeSouza, Principal & CEO of HCUC, who presented the awards, said: These qualifications are an increasingly popular route to university and it is wonderful to see so many of our students have the opportunity to progress to this level of education in this way, including Top-up qualifications. Equally, our HNCs and HNDs are highly sought after by employers, due to the way they are designed for industry with the help of the employers themselves.
I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all our graduates and I hope their success and the benefits they’re enjoying as a result will inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
We are also looking forward to seeing future students on these courses and others benefit from brand new £8.6m facilities being developed as part of HCUC’s West London Institute of Technology, due to be fully launched in September.
This year’s HE Graduates progressed to a wide range of universities.
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