New Students attend Matriculation at Bishop Grosseteste University
Following the success of last year’s first ever Matriculation Ceremony, the welcoming ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral has now become an annual event formally to introduce new students at Bishop Grosseteste University.
The event on Monday 10 October 2016 gave both undergraduate and postgraduate students the chance to meet university staff and each other. All newly enrolled students were invited to the event in the magnificent setting of Lincoln Cathedral.
The University’s Vice Chancellor, the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, explained: “Matriculation is the term used to describe students’ formal entry into the university. Following last year’s successful Matriculation Ceremony, we hope this ceremony again serves as a friendly welcome to all those who are starting their studies here this year and that students feel they are becoming a part of the wider university family.”
The ceremony was held in Lincoln Cathedral on Monday 10 October at 3.30pm. For most students this will also be the place of their graduation, thanks to the University’s links with the Diocese of Lincoln.
An academic procession with over 130 participants will took place, including members of the University’s academic staff, University Council and officers of the University making a grand entrance. Distinguished county and civic guests have also attended.
Students were given a Matriculation badge to commemorate the event, a unique badge especially created for this year’s event bearing the University logo.
The Canon Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral welcomed students to the cathedral and the pre-signed Matricula roll was endorsed by the Registrar and Secretary on behalf of the university.
The Vice Chancellor invited students to ‘share the hand of friendship’ and shake hands with each other admitting them all formally as members of the university.
Speeches were given by the Vice Chancellor, the President of BGU Students’ Union and other members of University staff.
Students left the cathedral where outside a mass group photograph was taken of the newly matriculated students and a public announcement made by Lincoln’s Town Crier.