Student Hats in Air PhotoPictured: Uxbridge College HNC & HND achievers celebrate their graduation at Brunel University London with the traditional custom of throwing their mortar boards in the air.

HND students entering full honours degree programmes in the final year were among those celebrating their achievements at Uxbridge College’s higher education graduation ceremony.

Graduates on HNC and HND qualifications wore traditional cap and gown to officially graduate at Brunel University London, with their awards being presented by Nick Davies, Uxbridge College’s Chair of Governors.

Laraine Smith OBE, Principal of Uxbridge College, said: “HNCs and HNDs are a fantastic way into a better job or onto a full honours university degree - and I feel really proud to see this year’s graduates from Uxbridge College reaping the rewards of their studies in this way. The progression from some of our HND programmes onto a final year top-up degree is becoming an increasingly popular route into university, and yet again we have dozens of graduates joining a range of universities in the final year as well as at other points including Birmingham, Sheffield, Reading, Brunel and West London.”

The BTEC HNC Level 4 and BTEC HND Level 5 Diplomas were completed by 116 Uxbridge College students in the following subject areas: Business; Computing Plus; Computing and Systems Development; Computing - Games Development; Creative Computing – Games/Visual Effects; Creative Media Moving Image; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Sport (Coaching and Development), and Travel & Tourism Management.

Higher education qualifications at Uxbridge College give students the chance to study part-time with the support of qualified lecturers using the College’s state-of-the-art facilities.

For more information go to https://www.uxbridge.ac.uk/college-information/higher-education.html