Graduates, friends, family and staff got together in person for the first formal Higher Education (HE) graduation for Uxbridge College and Harrow College since pre-pandemic.
The graduates on the HNC, HNDs and Professional Diploma programmes were presented with their awards at Brunel University and celebrated with drinks and a buffet – and the traditional custom of throwing their “mortar boards” up in the air.
The event marked the achievements of Higher Education and equivalent graduates from HCUC, the merged college group of Harrow College and Uxbridge College. A number of these students each year go straight into “top-up” degrees – university programmes that HND students can join in the final undergraduate year.
Dr Darrell DeSouza, CEO and Principal of HCUC, who presented students with their awards, said : It was really lovely to see so many of our graduates and their guests in person for our Higher Education ceremony when this has not been possible over the past two years due to the pandemic. We all feel extremely proud of all our graduates and it is wonderful to see so many either going on to university study or directly into the careers of their choice thanks to gaining the skills so highly in demand by industry. A significant proportion of our graduates now join their programmes intending to progress to university through this increasingly popular route to gaining a degree at a manageable cost.”
Working in partnership HCUC, Brunel University and Pearson are now also developing a new Higher National qualification leading to an HND in Electronic and Electrical Systems Engineering or Computer Systems Engineering,
For more information about HE qualifications for Uxbridge College and Harrow College go to: