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Posted on Feb 20 2020 by Bobbie Kelly

Congratulations, class of 2020!

The University of Northampton's Winter graduation ceremonies took place this week at the Royal and Derngate Theatre, and hundreds of students have celebrated their success with friends, family, classmates and lecturers.

Among the graduates were staff from St Andrew's Healthcare, who have been supported to continue learning while working for the charity. The group received their awards on Sunday 16 February.

1 member of staff (Rangarirayi Ncube) received their Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Mental Health, six graduated with a BSc in Mental Health Nursing (Kizzy Chambers, Bethany Hannah, Joanna Hicks, Helen Lambert, Lara Lar and Simone Todd), two people graduated with a BSc in Learning Disability Nursing (Michael Reidy and Daniel White) and four have completed the Level 6 BSc in Mental Healthcare (Lawal Ajadi, Tracey Austin, Violah Chatambudza and Felicia Offiah). Michael Reidy also won the Being Brilliant Award for Excellence in Learning Disability Nursing.

Emma Swain, Senior Lecturer and ASPIRE programme facilitator at St Andrew's, attended the event with Ged Rogers, Clinical Education Manager. Emma commented: “It was a great day and so good to see our staff realising their potential and wanting to continue with their studies through our ASPIRE Nurse training programme and other routes. Well done to you all.”

St Andrew’s ASPIRE programme provides financial and ongoing pastoral support to staff who wish to complete a nursing degree. There are currently more than 60 St Andrew’s people at various stages of their academic journey. For more information regarding Nursing at St Andrew’s, please click here.

Congratulations, everyone!