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Lamp procession will mark end of studies for nursing students

University of Wolverhampton event celebrates completion of degree programme.
Lamp procession

Nursing students from the University of Wolverhampton will take part in a lamp procession to celebrate the completion of their degree programme.

A student will carry a Florence Nightingale-style lamp at the event tomorrow evening at St Peters church in Wolverhampton city centre.

The ceremony will include speeches and poems from students and the heads of the different branches of nursing, followed by the presentation of an enamel university badge to all students.

Gemma Nicholls, a student who organised the event, is now preparing to start work on the critical care unit at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

She said: After working so hard for three years, the badge ceremony is a fabulous opportunity for students to celebrate and share our achievements with family, friends and university staff.

As the evening

Nursing students from the University of Wolverhampton will take part in a lamp procession to celebrate the completion of their degree programme.


Students carry the lamp at last year's ceremony. Photo: Tim George

A student will carry a Florence Nightingale-style lamp at the event tomorrow evening at St Peter’s church in Wolverhampton city centre.

The ceremony will include speeches and poems from students and the heads of the different branches of nursing, followed by the presentation of an enamel university badge to all students. 

Gemma Nicholls, a student who organised the event, is now preparing to start work on the critical care unit at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

She said: ‘After working so hard for three years, the badge ceremony is a fabulous opportunity for students to celebrate and share our achievements with family, friends and university staff.

‘As the evening is organised completely by students, it is a very personal event and allows us to say goodbye to university life while making the transition to becoming qualified nurses.’

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