A COLLEGE has celebrated its first graduation ceremonies in two years this week. 

Three ceremonies for the City of Glasgow College's winter graduations took place at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall on Monday.

Over 1000 students attended across the institution's four faculties.

Graduands were joined by special guests including Leader of Glasgow City Council Susan Aitken, radio DJ and creative director of Hollicom, Heather Suttie and Jason Leitch MBE, Scotland's national clinical director. 

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Numbers were still limited and ceremonies were streamed online for family and friends unable to attend.

Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive of City of Glasgow College, said: “Graduation is always a major highlight in our academic year and, while the pandemic meant I could not shake hands, it was a pleasure to see and congratulate many of our students in person once again.

“Our Class of 2021 make up that unique generation who are graduating not only during a global pandemic, but also a climate emergency, and a skills shortage. They are extraordinary students for extraordinary times, and we look to them as our next generation of skilled and talented workforce who will do much to help our country and economy recover.”

BA (Hons) Photography student, Shaun Fox, who was presented with the College Art Foundation prize, the St Kentigern Medal, in recognition of his achievements during his studies, said: “I am incredibly honoured to be winning the St Kentigern medal. I cannot thank all of my lecturers and classmates enough for all of their support over what was one of the hardest years for everyone. I am also super chuffed to have been a part of such an inspirational class, full of absolutely amazing talent.

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“I am now looking for work in the creative industries, both in Glasgow and further afield, and I am confident that winning this prize will help me on my journey to getting a job and becoming a professional photographer.”