University of Cumbria Graduation Ceremony

Last month, on a wet Wednesday afternoon, more than 350 RKC students (plus about ten students from other UoC institutions) graduated in the historic medieval Carlisle cathedral. Many of the graduates were there in person to collect their diploma from the Chancellor of the University, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. Some graduates had come from far away, and many were supported, often very enthusiastically, by family members who were not fazed by the poor weather.

Following the ceremony, the new graduates socialised together and with their families and faculty members in a nearby hotel over drinks and dinner.

An RKC student, Gregory Foster, graduating with an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability, received the university’s Postgraduate Student of the Year prize. Greg had come all the way from Australia to receive his degree and the award and is shown below.

Gregory Foster at his graduation

David Duffill


  1. Fawn Annan

    I am submitting my dissertation this week. Providing I pass, when is my graduation date and am I contacted to help with logistics? I am from Canada.

    • Hello Fawn, Regarding logistics, You would have to make your own travel arrangements. You can write to Student support to know more about the graduation dates and recommendations for your stay. And wish you good luck with your Dissertation!

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