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Lamp procession for celebratory nursing ceremony


Student nurses will take part in a ‘lamp procession’ as part of a special celebration to mark the end of their studies at the University of Wolverhampton.

One of the Bachelor of Nursing students will symbolically carry in a Florence Nightingale-style lamp in procession at St Peter’s church in the city centre on Thursday September 3.

It is the first time an event of this kind has been held for student nurses and is an opportunity for celebration ahead of their graduation.

The ceremony will include speeches from students and the Associate Dean, followed by the presentation of an enamel university badge to all students.  Family and friends are also invited to attend.

Matt Aldridge, Senior Lecturer in Acute Adult Nursing, has organised the celebratory event, along with fellow lecturer Dave Bell, with the help of University Chaplain Rev Eddie Wynn MBE.

He said: “This event came about because we wanted to give students a special occasion to mark the completion of their course and transition to registered nurses.

“It will be a formal end to their studies and a chance to celebrate what they have achieved.”

Up to 50 students are expected to attend the event, which will take place at 7pm.


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