Nursing degree students in parade of pride

Nursing degree students in parade of pride

University of Wolverhampton Nursing students held a celebratory event at St Peter’s Church in Wolverhampton recently in recognition of completing their three year nursing degree course.

The 76 students aged between 21 and 53 were joined by family and friends as well as local NHS Trust staff and University teaching staff who watched as they formed an official lamplight procession from the University buildings to the church where they were presented with a commemorative badge.

Nurses graduate at St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton, after a lamplight procession.

Dean of Faculty, Professor Linda Lang, said: “Nurse education is an equal partnership between the University and our NHS partner Trusts. The graduating students, who organised and led the evening, spoke with enthusiasm and warmth about the support they had received from both their practice tutors and their University lecturers. 

“All the graduates have job offers and the majority have chosen to work in local NHS trusts, serving the people of this region. It was a real honour to mark such a momentous occasion for people who will make such a valuable contribution to the ongoing success of our local health and social care services.”

Kay Perry, one of the graduate nurses, said:  “I am really pleased and proud to be lighting the way with all of the other nursing graduates who have come to the end of their degree courses. I never dreamed that studying for a degree would open up so many opportunities and I’m looking forward to using the knowledge and practical skills gained on the course in my role working at the Emergency Admissions Unit at Russells Hall Hospital.”

Anyone interested in studying for a degree in nursing should come along to the next University Open Day on Saturday 6th February 2016 between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm or check out the range of courses on the website:

Picture Caption from left to right: Rene Macias Morales, James Conolly, and Sam Law-Edwards.


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Date Issued: 26th January 2016

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