Held at Chester Cathedral, the graduation ceremony began with a triumphant trumpet fanfare, followed by a procession of members of the University Council, eminent guests and university staff into the cathedral. The audience was addressed by guest speaker Brian Cosgrove, the man behind classic children’s animations including The BFG and DangerMouse. Brian congratulated graduates on their achievements and thanked the University of his own honorary degree for contributions to the arts.
Reaseheath graduate Danielle Brown, who works for Goodlife Foods commented:
“When I started as a New Product Development Assistant at Goodlife Foods I told them how keen I was to continue to learn and further my knowledge of the food industry. The foundation degree gave me the opportunity to up-skill and work at the same time. I enjoyed the broad range of modules I studied and met many key industry professionals along the way.”
Danielle continues to work for Goodlife and has been promoted to a ‘Product Developer’ where she project manages key accounts for two large retailers and a foodservice customer.
All of the graduates combined their studies with full-time employment in the food manufacturing and retail industry.