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Final preparations are underway for the Inaugural University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) Graduation Ceremony, with just 50 days to go until the momentous event.

The ceremony at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury, on Friday September 28, will celebrate the first students gaining their degrees and their time at the institution. Further celebratory events will also take place during the day.

Sir David Lees, Chair of the University Centre Shrewsbury Advisory Board said: “I look forward to being part of this special occasion.

“Friday September 28th is a very important day for the ‘pioneer’ students without whom UCS would not have been born, for those who have encouraged them with their studies, for UCS and for the town as it marks the attainment of a significant milestone.”

The awards will be presented by Dr Gyles Brandreth, the Chancellor of the University of Chester. The broadcaster and former MP succeeded the Duke of Westminster in March 2017 as Chancellor.

Postgraduate students started courses at University Centre Shrewsbury in 2014 and undergraduate students were welcomed in 2015.

Undergraduates have chosen subjects from History, Geography and English to Psychology, Medical Genetics and Business, and postgraduates have studied courses in areas from Education to Health, reflecting both traditional Higher Education programmes and the county’s scientific history, environmental and social challenges.

A partnership between the University of Chester and Shropshire Council, UCS is a distinctive institution, focused on high-quality teaching and research, fostering entrepreneurship and contributing to the community, with the long term aspiration to become an independent university.

For further information on UCS, go to www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk, www.facebook.com/ucshrewsbury, www.twitter.com/ucshrewsbury, call 01743 297185 or email enquiries@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk.

 

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