STUDENTS from Burton and South Derbyshire College took to the streets of Burton to celebrate their graduation.
Youngsters donned their gowns and caps through the town centre to mark the ending of their education at the Lichfield Road site.
The youngsters then headed to St George’s Park to continue their celebrations.
Chief executive and principal Dawn Ward said “The graduation ceremony is a highlight of the college calendar.
“In the current economic climate, it has never been more important for people to ensure they have the high level skills necessary for success in the world of work.
“Continuing education with a higher education course at college is a fantastic way to advance career prospects.
“The quality of work this year has been outstanding.”
During the ceremony at The Hilton, students were presented with certificates to mark their success in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Melanie Wyss, studying for a degree in education, was praised by the external examiner for work of a ‘publishable’ standard.
Paul Stone, course leader at the college said “I’m very proud of what all our students have achieved and was delighted to hear of the praise for Melanie’s work.”
PGCE student Joshua Davidson was awarded with a special prize of achievement by Staffordshire University.