Graduation celebration for Class of 2016

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All smiles for Hannah Hodgson and Laura Gilchrist on graduation day. Pic © JMU Journalism

All smiles for Hannah Hodgson and Laura Gilchrist on graduation day. Pic © JMU Journalism

The wet and windy weather might not have been perfect for the occasion, but the mood was bright and optimistic for our Class of 2016 students as they celebrated graduation day in Liverpool.

Friends and family gathered to honour the Journalism and International Journalism graduates on their special day at a ceremony watched by hundreds inside the Anglican Cathedral.

After the traditional congratulations up on stage, the party moved on to LJMU’s Redmonds Building as glasses were raised to toast the departing year and prizes were awarded to those who had excelled.

Course Programme Leader Jackie Newton said: “It’s fantastic to see such a group of talented and lovely people going out into the world of work, and we feel privileged to have had a part in their education. We wish them all the very best for the future.”

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Award winners:

Neil Warburton Prize: Eleanor Davies

Liverpool Echo Community Reporter of the Year: Christy Jade Biggar

Journalism Award for Outstanding Student: Conor Allison

Lynda La Plante Fund Prize (Highest Achieving International Journalism Student): Alexandra Duncan & Laura Gilchrist

Lynda La Plante Fund Prize (Best Journalism Project): Christy Jade Biggar

Class of 2016 Journalism and International Journalism Bachelor of Arts (with honours) graduates:

Noor Ali; Conor Allison; Astra Armitt; Jessica Arnell; Rochelle Beighton; Christy Jade Biggar; Stephanie Bocking; Jessica Bond; Katie Braithwaite; Nathan Burgess; Steven Carson; Amy Cole; Beth Collins: Sophie Corcoran; Beth Cronin; Matt Crosby; Ben Cummings; Emily Curren; Lucy Darbyshire; Eleanor Davies; Sam Davies; Alex Duncan; James Gamble; Vaiva Gedvilaite; Laura Gilchrist; Alex Gorton; Caoimhe Harkin; Michael Henry; Kate Hewison; Hannah Hodgson; Beth Hughes; Jessica Jones; Ryan Jones; Leigh Kimmins; Jenny Kirkham; James Knowles; Adam Lawrance; Connor Lynch; Charlotte Mann; Tiernan McGee; Lucy Nixon; Lewis Phillips-Calvert; Lewis Price; Amber Pritchard; Lisa Rimmer; Barry Rocks; Hannah Rogers; Kamara Samuels; Sophie Sear; Callum Smyth; Elle Spencer; Stephanie Sweeney; Jack Whitehead.