University College of Osteopathy students and staff gathered at Milton Court for graduation last Thursday.
Students took to the stage to receive their awards from UCO Chancellor HRH The Princess Royal in front of proud family and friends.
Charles Hunt, UCO Vice Chancellor said: "Today is a special occasion as we come together to congratulate our students on reaching the milestone of graduation. It is the culmination of a huge amount of work and dedication from both our students and staff, and we are proud to see so many students graduating today. The Class of 2017 are the first graduates of the newly-renamed University College of Osteopathy, and have the opportunity to continue to shape and grow the profession for the future. I congratulate them all and look forward to seeing where their careers take them."
In addition to the academic awards, Her Royal Highness also presented a number of prizes to students who had displayed exceptional performance and commitment to their studies.
Toby Barker, John Inman, Grace Newman and Rebecca Sheldon were all awarded Silver Medals for Academic Excellence, and Grace Newman also received the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution.
Aurelian Noyer was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Clinical Excellence and the RK Hardy Prize for Best performance in Dissertation.
Kerri Holden was presented with the LM Naidoo Prize for Practical Osteopathic Skills, and James Burrells was named as the recipient for the Sven Svenson Bursary.
Other prize winners were as follows:
Access to HE Diploma Prize - Luke Cottam
Master of Osteopathy Full-time First Year Prize - Will Green
Master of Osteopathy Full-time Second Year Prize - Alex Orfanides
Master of Osteopathy Full-time Third Year Prize - Nonica Papageoriou
Master of Osteopathy Part-time First Year Prize - Kelly Thomas
Master of Osteopathy Part-time Second Year Prize - Sophie Challis
Master of Osteopathy Part-time Third Year Prize - Sabrina Arnuff
Master of Osteopathy Part-time Fourth Year Prize - James Burrells
Master of Science in Osteopathy (Pre-Registration) Prizes - Sergi Casals Gutierrez and Guglielmo Savergnini
Postgraduate Certificate in Animal Osteopathy Prize - Elisabeth Swann
We would like to congratulate our new graduates on their achievements and wish them well for the future.
You can view some photos taken at the event in the slideshow below.