York St John University is delighted to announce that it will host an Honorary Degree Ceremony in June 2019 for Ripon College and York St John students who were awarded a Certificate of Education before 1980.
The Honorary Degree of Bachelor of Education (Bed Hon) will be awarded in celebration of the University’s proud 177 year heritage as an educational institution, recognising the contribution of numerous teachers we have trained who went on to inspire thousands of young minds. They will be awarded in recognition of the academic rigor demanded by the Certificate of Education and for subsequent services to education.
Conferment ceremonies will be held across three days, at 11.00am on 25, 26 and 27 June. Further ceremonies may be added if there is sufficient demand. The ceremonies will take place at the York St John campus. Each ceremony will last around sixty minutes. Honorary graduands may hire gowns if they wish, although this is not compulsory and honorary graduands will not be required to walk across the stage. Honorary Degree Certificates will be handed out at the reception following the ceremony.
Please note that all three original Honorary Degree Ceremonies have now SOLD OUT (Tuesday 25 June am, Wednesday 26 June am, Thursday 27 June am)
In response to the significant demand and interest for our Honorary Degree Ceremonies, we have now added two additional ceremonies, to be held on the afternoons of Tuesday 25 June, Wednesday 26 June, and Thursday 27 June, these ceremonies are now open for bookings.
Tickets are £20 each and include light refreshments and drinks during the reception. Each honorary graduand may bring along one guest who will require a separate ticket. Gowns can be hired through our partners Ede and Ravenscroft, further information about how this can be done will be circulated to all registered honorary graduands nearer the time. All alumni of the College of Ripon and York St John, St John’s College and Ripon College who were awarded a Certificate of Education (Cert Ed) are eligible (this does not include the Post Graduate Certificate in Education) including those who continued on to study for further qualifications at other institutions. Alumni of the College of Ripon and York St John, St John’s College, and Ripon College who were awarded a Bachelor of Education (B Ed) will not be eligible for this award.
To book tickets please go to our online store. After you have completed your details and paid, the University will need to verify your original award. Please send a copy of your Certificate of Education, clearly labelled with your name, address and graduation year to email@example.com or The Alumni Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX. If you cannot supply a copy of your qualification then please email us with your name, college, course and university dates. Once we have verified your award, we will send you an email to confirm your attendance at the ceremony. We would be grateful for your patience during this process. Tickets to the ceremony will be issued by the end of May 2019.
If you are unable to attend the ceremony but wish to receive your Honorary Degree certificate then please register here. As above, we will need to verify your original award. Please note that there will be a charge for posting certificates overseas.
The closing date for registrations is 31 March 2019. Eligible graduands will be able to receive their certificates by post after this date but their names will not be included in the graduation programme.