Journalism students celebrated completing their degree as the class of 2010 graduated at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on Thursday.


Graduates wore traditional caps and gowns in dark blue, for the two-hour ceremony as the cathedral was full of proud parents and family members.


Despite considerable nerves amongst the group whilst waiting to go on stage, the service, which could be watched live on the university website around the world, ran smoothly.


After a fanfare began proceedings, speeches were given then

each graduate met and shook hands with the university’s

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Brown.


Graduate Alice Purkiss said: “It’s been lovely, the ceremony

was really nice, very grand, and it was quite a special occasion.

Meeting everyone’s parents is really nice as well.”


Later in the service, an honorary degree was presented to

Richard Lester, a film director who worked with The Beatles

on both 'A Hard Day’s Night' and 'Help!' and was an

important figure in the band’s career.


Pictures of graduates wearing their caps and gowns after the

ceremony were almost inevitably disrupted by the extremely

windy conditions outside, as people struggled to strike a pose.


Students, parents and tutors then met at LJMU’s Dean

Walters building, where journalism students originally began

their course in 2007, for drinks and to meet each others’

parents, as well as take more-composed photographs.


Special awards were presented to some students and many spoke about how much they had enjoyed the experience of both graduation and the three-year course.


Head of Journalism, Professor Chris Frost, said: “We’re all here to celebrate the achievements of our excellent students, who have done so well over the past three years. They’re graduating with their degrees now, out into the big wide world. We’re very proud of them, very excited for them for the future.”


After going off for meals with family, many of the class of 2010 later met up for one final night out as a group before the search for a job, and full-time employment, begins.



The Class of 2010 - Journalism and International Journalism

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