29th August 2012, 3:30pm  (updated 5th September 2012, 11:56am)
Class of 2012 - splendid graduation, fantastic prospects
Graduation at Lincoln Cathedral Three thousand students have been joined by a few famous faces this week as they graduate from the University of Lincoln in a series of ceremonies at Lincoln Cathedral.

These new graduates can look forward to excellent career prospects, with the latest figures showing that 92 per cent of Lincoln graduates will be in work or further study after six months. They also enjoy the lifelong support provided by their alma mater through Lincoln's global alumni network.

Professor Ieuan Owen, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: "Graduation is the culmination of years of hard work for our students and it is a day of tremendous celebration for them, their friends and their families.
"It is also an important moment for our academic staff, who take great pride in the achievements of each and every one of their students.
"All our graduates will have faced their own challenges to reach this landmark moment and there can be few more spectacular settings to recognise their accomplishments, and those of our honorary graduates, than Lincoln Cathedral."

Among those graduating is Alex Beck, who received his first class degree in Accountancy and Finance on Monday 3rd September.

Alex, who comes from Boston in Lincolnshire, chose to study at Lincoln because it is ranked number one in the country for student satisfaction for its Accountancy programmes. He is joining accountancy firm Duncan and Toplis in a three-year training contract to become a chartered accountant.

Alex said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Lincoln.  It has been a once in a lifetime experience."

He and his fellow alumni were joined at the graduation ceremonies by several famous faces, including politician Tony Benn, who receive honorary awards from the University of Lincoln, in recognition their exceptional contributions to their given fields.

Mr Benn was presented with his honorary doctorate in a ceremony on Tuesday 4th September.

The University of Lincoln's graduation ceremonies take place between Monday 3rd September 2012 and Thursday 6th September 2012.
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