Reaseheath College Eden graduates hat throwing best (1)

They have waited patiently for two years – and now Reaseheath College graduates of 2020 have finally celebrated!

The graduates marked their success from 2020 at a spectacular graduation ceremony in Chester Cathedral, after Covid prevented previous attempts.

University Centre Reaseheath, in Nantwich, is an academic partner with the University of Chester.

Both education institutions shared a graduation ceremony in the historic building.

More than 300 Reaseheath graduates from the Class of 2020 were awarded degrees in agricultural science, animal science, zoo management, rural events management, environment and wildlife conservation, equine science and dairy technology.

Among them were dairy technicians from the college Eden training programme (pictured above), a bespoke education initiative supported by leading companies in the dairy industry and aimed at producing world-class employees through degree level apprenticeships.

The college supports this type of higher level learning, which allows those already in employment to continue in practical and academic study.

The university centre also has well established industry links, resulting in aligned degrees, relevant undergraduate work placements and scientific research projects.

Reaseheath’s Dean of Higher Education, Associate Professor Peter Greenall said: “We are very proud of the success of the degrees which we run in conjunction with University of Chester, and we look forward to expanding this programme.

“Our degrees are designed, resourced and delivered in partnership with the industries we serve, ensuring that they deliver the relevant academic knowledge and practical skills that employers need.

“As a result, our graduates leave us with the transferable skills and competitive edge to succeed and are ready to take advantage of worldwide opportunities.

“We look forward to following their journeys within their chosen careers.”

Nine Reaseheath graduates were singled out for special recognition:

Meredydd David Award for Academic and Technical Excellence
Josie Wall (FdA in Rural Events Management)

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Research
Leah Cox (BSc Wildlife Conservation and Ecology)

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and Personal Progression
Imogen Quirk BSc (Hons) Equine Science

Eden Student of the Year 2020 (sponsored by the Society of Dairy Technology)
Ross Halliday and Gintare Jonuittene (FdSc Dairy Technology)

Also nominated for Dean’s Award
Jessica Garrigan (BSc (Hons) Animal Management)
Hannah Mumford (BSc (Hons) Zoo Management)
Buddug Williams (FdSc Agriculture)
Katie Monton (BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture)

Prominent businessman Ian O’Docherty received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Chester during the ceremony in recognition of his outstanding contribution to business in the North West.

Reaseheath College Wildlife Conservation and Ecology graduates 2020 throwing caps (1)
Wildlife Conservation and Ecology graduates
Equine Science and Sports Performance grads hats raised (1)
Equine Science and Sports Performance graduates
Canine Clincial Behaviour graduates 2020 Katherine Barton-Pye and Emily Chapman (1)
Canine Clinical Behaviour graduates 2020 Katherine Barton-Pye and Emily Chapman
Marcus Clinton, Imogen Quirk, Hannah Mumford, Peter Greenall (1)
Marcus Clinton, Imogen Quirk, Hannah Mumford, Peter Greenall
Marcus Clinton, Ross Halliday, Peter Greenall (1)
Marcus Clinton, Ross Halliday, Peter Greenall

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