Success4Life Graduation

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:49:00 GMT

Celebrating the success and achievements of 13 amazing young people

Tuesday 12 December saw the end the University’s collaborative Success4Life project, run in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. Success4Life brings young people in care into the University once a week for 7 weeks, to help build their team working skills, communication skills, and their confidence in themselves and their abilities.

The finale of the sessions was celebrated in style, with a graduation ceremony in University Place. The event brought together parents, carers, families, teachers and social workers to all celebrate the successes and achievements of each of the 13 young people who took part in Success4Life this term.

Each young person gave a short speech about their experiences on the project; including what they had enjoyed the most and what skills that they had developed from attending the sessions, particularly emphasising the importance of the relationships that the young people had developed with the project’s student ambassadors.

The ceremony concluded with a handwritten speech about each of the young people, which was read out by a staff member or student ambassador. The speeches were based on the ‘positive words’ that the young people, student ambassadors and staff members had written about each of the young people earlier in the project. These speeches highlighted the personalities of each of the young people, and showed what a fantastic contribution they had made to the project.