University College Isle of Man (UCM) has confirmed that its higher education awards ceremony will go ahead at the Villa Marina this year.
The occasion is a key annual event for UCM, and celebrates the hard work and overall achievements of graduating higher education students from the broad range of degree and postgraduate programmes available at UCM.
UCM has closely followed government guidelines due to current Covid- 19 restrictions to ensure that the safety of students, staff and guests and are delighted that this important event can proceed.
The event will see over 100 students, receiving their degree and postgraduate awards at UCM, validated by the University of Chester. Students who have completed higher level apprenticeships and professional certifications, will also receive their awards and prizes.
Jo Richardson, Vice Principal, explained, “The event means a lot to students, as it gives them an opportunity to celebrate their success with family and friends. More so because they have had to complete their studies in an extraordinary year with incredible challenges as a result of the pandemic. In addition to that, we are even more excited about the event this year because we are one of the very few higher education institutions that will be running a physical, live ceremony, as universities and colleges in the UK have had to postpone or cancel their ceremonies or have held them virtually.”
UCM offers a range of higher education courses that start this September:
- BA (Hons) History & Heritage
- BA (Hons) Business Management
- BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science / Applied Computing
- BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity
- BA (Hons) Visual Communication through Digital Media
- Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
- Foundation Degree in Fitness & Health
- Foundation Degree in Health & Society
- BSc (Hons) Public Health
- BN Nursing (Adult)
- BN Nursing (Mental Health)
Formal invitations and further details about the higher education awards ceremony that will take place on Friday 9th October 2020 will be sent out to graduating higher education students and guests soon.