Lamp procession to celebrate nursing students

Student nurses will celebrate the end of their studies at the University of Wolverhampton with a special lamp procession.

One of the students will carry a symbolic Florence Nightingale-style lamp in a procession at St Peter’s church in Wolverhampton city centre on Thursday, 1 September 2016.

The event from 7pm is an opportunity for celebration ahead of the student nurses’ graduation ceremonies.

The ceremony will include speeches and poems from students and the heads of the different branches of nursing, followed by the presentation of an enamel university badge to all students.

Family and friends are also invited to attend.

Student Gemma Nicholls, 32, is organising the event. The mother-of-two from Bilston has a job on the Critical Care Unit at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley from September.

She said: “After working so hard for three years the badge ceremony is a fabulous opportunity for students to celebrate and share our achievements with family, friends and university staff.

“As the evening is organised completely by students it is a very personal event and allows us to say goodbye to university life whist making the transition to qualified nurses.”

It is the third time the event has been held.

Further information

For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date Issued: Tuesday, 30 August 2016

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