Perth College UHI students honoured at Graduation ceremony

Ellis Watson, Executive Chair of DC Thomson Publishing, one of the world’s largest family owned media groups was Keynote Speaker at Perth College UHI’s graduation ceremony on Thursday 4 October.

Nearly 300 graduates and award winners, together with their friends and family enjoyed a warm congratulation on their achievements by Ellis before being presented with their degrees, diplomas, certificates and awards.

Dr Margaret Cook, Perth College UHI Principal said: “We are delighted to welcome Ellis as part of this special day rewarding our graduands for their achievement and commitment during their studies.

“The graduation ceremony enables staff, friends and family to come together to celebrate our students’ successes. We work hard to ensure that our students leave us with the knowledge and skills to succeed at their chosen careers and wish them all the best as they start the next chapter in their lives.”

The ceremony was officially opened by Dr Jeff Howarth, Vice-Principal (Enterprise) University of the Highland and Islands. For the third successive year, the Academic Procession went through the city centre, reflecting the partnership between ‘town and gown’.

Ms June Schulte, Personal Academic Tutor – NQ Computer Technologies, won the Highlands and Islands Student Association Best Assessment Feedback Award, with a student commenting: “She will even give feedback on non-assessed work as well, to help us progress along the course!”

A number of graduates who won awards for exceptional achievement were honoured at the end of the ceremony when they were presented with special prizes for their efforts.

 The graduation ceremony was also broadcast live on the Perth College UHI website, allowing relatives and friends to watch it anywhere in the world.