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Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018

Date published: 14 September 2018


Over 70 higher education students graduated from Hopwood Hall on Thursday night (13 September) after a procession from the Rochdale campus to the Town Hall.

Awards were presented by keynote speaker, Professor Karl Dayson, Dean of Research at the University of Salford, and Hopwood Hall’s Principal, Derek O’Toole.

The evening was presented by Vice Principals Julia Heap and Mark Hilton, and Chair of the Hopwood Hall Corporation, Nazir Afzal OBE opened the ceremony with an inspiring speech.

He said: “You are now part of the top 5% in the country. You carry the hopes and wishes of millions of us. Your families have stood by you through thick and thin.

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you have to set yourself on fire. And remember, no-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

“Reach for the stars, look for the truth and you will find it.”

 

Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018
Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018

 

Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018
Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018

 

Also joining the students and their families in celebrating their achievements were Mayor of Rochdale, Mohammed Zaman, and Heywood and Middleton MP, Liz McInnes.

Mayor Zaman said: “These are excellent achievements for the borough. We have the graduates from all different backgrounds in celebration with their parents and tutors, who have supported them on the way. These are very good results, carrying on from our great A-level and GCSE grades this year, and is a brilliant reason to celebrate.

Ms McInnes agreed: “I agree with everything the Mayor has said. It is always a pleasure to come to the graduation ceremony. Hopwood Hall contributes so much to the community and gives young people great opportunities.

“I was struck by the advice of Nazir Afzal, to get out there and lead the 21st century. The partnership with Salford University is fantastic and good for the whole borough.”

 

Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018
Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018

 

Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018
Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018

 

The Class of 2018

Certificate of Higher Education Early Years Childhood Studies

  • Sumera Naz
  • Mahnoor Shad

 

Foundation Degree Early Years

  • Wendy Butterworth
  • Rebecca Byrne
  • Joanne Drysdale
  • Zaheeda Fatima
  • Vickie Jones
     
  • Samantha Kennedy
  • Victoria Marsden
  • Jane Meyrick
  • Marie Sigsworth
  • Leanne Stansfield

 

HNC Games Development

  • Matthew Byatt
  • Natasher Devlin
  • Jake Morris
  • Conor Staniforth
  • Jordan White

 

Foundation Degree Sports Development

  • Daniel Bolton
  • Elliot Brady
  • Joshua Brierley
  • Ronan Daly
  • Grant Dixon
     
  • Zachary Hartley
  • Sophie Hill
  • Ellie-Louise Jones
  • Jack McConachie
  • Jordan Mitchell
     
  • Riley Moxon
  • James Symonds
  • Ashleigh Wylie

 

HND Animal Management

  • Michaela Allanson
  • Connor Bradley
  • Ellie Metcalfe
  • Justene Morse
  • Leah Picariello

 

HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

  • Andrew Bainbridge
  • Michael Bailey-Munroe
  • Harry Crompton
  • Michael Cunningham
  • Adam Dredge

 

HND Electrical Engineering

  • Sam Akeroyd
  • Jamie Anderson
  • Christopher Galvin
     
  • Connor Hill
  • Mark Mitchell
  • Thomas Prince

 

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

  • Daniel Atkinson
  • Roozbeh Behrana
  • Jake Boardman
  • Adrian Brindle
  • Robyn Dobson
     
  • Tina Hardman
  • Graham Haynes
  • David Hewson
  • Michael Hynes
  • Asima Jabeen
     
  • Tahira Jabeen
  • Shaheda Khatun
  • Elise Mitchell
  • Kayleigh Ormerod
  • Rebecca Royds
     
  • Salma Saddiqa
  • Andrew Smithies
  • Nadeem Talib
  • Andrew Wood

 

Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management

  • Becki Lee
  • Kristian Robinson
  • Sian Walker

 

Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management

  • Louise Clark
  • Matthew Gartland
  • Susan Hadfield
     
  • Kristian Robinson
  • Paul Russon
  • Sian Walker

 

Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018
Hopwood Hall Higher Education Graduation 2018

 

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