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Largest ever cohort of students graduate at NUA

Over 560 students will graduate with degrees in the arts, design and media on Tuesday as Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) awards bachelor of arts degrees to its largest ever cohort.

NUA Chancellor John Hurt awards a student their degree certificate

NUA Chancellor John Hurt awards a student their degree certificate

Three graduation ceremonies will take place at St Andrews Hall throughout the day, honouring students collecting degrees in subjects such as fine art, graphic design, fashion, animation and photography. Three honorary doctorates will be announced and postgraduate students who completed their Masters degrees in 2013 will also collect their certificates in the ceremonies.

Every graduating student will collect their degree certificate from the University’s Chancellor, the celebrated actor John Hurt CBE, who will address the graduating cohort with a message of confidence and inspiration.

Students celebrate at graduation

Students celebrate at graduation

John Hurt says: “I offer our graduates my congratulations on their accomplishment. Make no mistake, the creative process is demanding and they have earned their degrees through blood, sweat and tears. But now, as they enter the world of the creative industries, the hard work really starts. I can think of no better preparation than the teaching they have received in the last three years at Norwich University of the Arts.”

The 2014 cohort represents the University’s largest ever group of graduating students. NUA achieved University status in 2013 and celebrates the 170th anniversary of its foundation with a year of events starting this September.

More student celebrations

More student celebrations

Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of NUA, says: “The ceremonies provide an opportunity for the whole institution to celebrate the efforts, commitment and achievements of our graduates as they progress into a new phase of their lives, be it entering a vocation or continuing into postgraduate education. We expect many to achieve positions of influence within the creative industries and hope they will draw their final piece of inspiration from the distinguished careers of the Honorary Doctors.”

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