AECC UC Celebrates its Largest Graduation
AECC University College was delighted to celebrate Graduation 2023 with our final year students on 24th November 2023. A total of 312 students graduated this year, from 37 countries. 188 students graduated from the AECC School of Chiropractic.
The ceremony was held at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and AECC University College was joined by the internationally-renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for the celebration.
AECC UC conferred a range of degrees from the AECC School of Chiropractic, and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
The Graduation Ceremony also saw the conferral of Honorary Awards by Vice-Chancellor of AECC University College, Professor Lesley Haig. These included the presentation of Honorary Fellowships to outgoing Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Professor Karen Middleton CBE, Former Chairman & Club Ambassador of AFC Bournemouth, Jeff Mostyn, and AECC alumnus and founder of the Hong Kong Chiropractic College Foundation, Dr Shu Yan Ng.
The Deputy Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor George Farquhar, presented 14 Student Prizes. These included Academic and Dissertation Awards presented across both schools, the Best Research Dissertation Award (Postgraduate), Leadership Awards, and the Student Clinician of the Year Award.
Vice-Chancellor of AECC University College, Professor Lesley Haig, commented: “Graduation is a very special day when we come together to celebrate our students’ achievements. I congratulate everyone on the hard work and commitment that has taken them to this point.
“The skills and knowledge that our students develop during their time at AECC University College gives them an excellent platform for their future careers and as they settle into their professional lives.
“Their hard work comes with the great privilege of knowing that they are making a difference in people’s lives in careers that can be so enriching and inspiring. This is something to be proud of and our University College community is immensely proud of our graduates.
“We now welcome our graduates into our thriving alumni community, a truly global network of talented individuals who are enjoying successful careers and flourishing lives. You will always be welcome back to AECC University College at any time.”