The College celebrated the graduation of 159 of its students on Thursday 29th June 2017, at a General Admission ceremony at Senate House.
This was the main graduation ceremony for undergraduate students completing their three or four-year degrees, as well as graduate students completing certain taught courses.
During the ceremony, seven different types of degree representing the whole breadth of academic courses were conferred by Professor Ian White, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University and Master of Jesus College.
Before processing to the Senate House, Dr Geoff Parks, Senior Tutor, explained the origins and meaning of the ceremony to the students, accompanied by The Rev’d Dr Paul Dominiak, Praelector, who rehearsed the traditional movements of the graduation ceremony with them. Elements of the ceremony echo some of the earliest customs of the University, dating back to the 13th century.
Both the speech and rehearsal can be viewed in the video embedded into this page. It is also available on our College YouTube channel.
We extend our warm congratulations to our graduands and, in the words of the College motto, hope that their journeys may be successful, whatever the future holds for them.