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Edson sisters 2- honorary degree ceremonies June 2019 AlumniCertificate in Education Honorary Degrees 

Did you receive a Certificate in Education from York St John, Ripon College, or Ripon & York St John before 1980? You could be eligible for an Honorary Degree. 

York St John recently hosted six Honorary Degree Ceremonies in June 2019 for Ripon College and York St John students who were awarded a Certificate in Education before 1980, recognising the contribution of the numerous teachers we have trained who went on to inspire thousands of young minds. We've put together a video to remember the special occasion along with a collection of images from across the three days.

Although these ceremonies have now passed, the University will continue to receive and process applications from former students who would like their Honorary Degree sent in the post.

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