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Graduation - Class of 2021

Congratulations on completing your studies at North West Regional College!

To celebrate the achievements of our Class of 2021, we are delighted to announce that we will be holding a physical graduation ceremony at 12pm on Friday 4th February 2022 in the Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry.

Got Questions? See our Graduation FAQs below or email admissions@nwrc.ac.uk.

Special award winner, male Chinese graduate Brendan Pang proudly presents his glass trophy.

What happens next?

Invitation to attend Graduation

Those who are eligible for this year’s graduation will have received a formal invitation by email or letter. You can register and pay to attend this year’s Graduation online, over the phone or in person, further details provided below.

Provide us with a Photograph from the event

We also encourage you to provide us with a photograph of yourself with family and friends from the ceremony to support College coverage activities following the event. Those who send us a photo will be in with the chance of winning an iPad! See our graduation photography competition below for more details.

Special Award Winners

Some of you will have been selected to receive an award for outstanding achievement. Our Admissions team will be in touch with more details.

two female graduates celebrate their achivement by taking a selfie together

Get Involved & Win an iPad!


We’re asking all our Class of 2021 to send us a picture that can be used as part Graduation Ceremony.

Send us a head and shoulders picture of yourself, along with the name of the course you studied and you will be entered into a free prize draw to win a brand new iPad. All the pictures submitted by (date to be fixed) will be used as part of the celebrations.

Send us your photos

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries please email admissions@nwrc.ac.uk.

  • 1. Pay and Register Online here

    To pay and register online for your Graduation, please click on the following link and follow the steps detailed below: Click here to pay online

    • Log into your online account or register a new account if you don’t already have one;
    • Complete your personal details or check accuracy if already entered i.e. name, address, telephone number;
    • Click ‘Continue’ at the bottom of each page until the payment page;
    • The payment page will show the Graduation Fee of £50.

    If you wish to attend, please click ‘Pay Now’ and complete your transaction.

    Please note, the full fee of £50 MUST be paid at time of online registration to secure your attendance at the Graduation. Non-payment will result in your registration becoming void.

    5. If you or any of your guests have any individual additional needs e.g. disability, mobility, interpreter requirements, and require additional support, please email graduation@nwrc.ac.uk so that every effort is made to accommodate you or your guest.

    If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting us on 028 71276000 or by emailing graduation@nwrc.ac.uk

    2. Pay and register by telephone:

    To pay and register by telephone, please contact us on 028 7127 6000 advising you wish to pay for your graduation. Payments are accepted by credit or debit card

    3. Pay in person:

    You can pay in person at any of our main College campus Receptions at Strand Road, Limavady and Strabane during normal office hours.

    Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 4:45pm

    Friday: 9:00am – 3:45pm

  • The Graduation Ceremony will take place in the Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry, at 12noon on Friday 4th February 2022.

    The event will be broadcast on our YouTube channel. You can also stream the ceremony on our website.

    We hope you enjoy the ceremony and don't forget to share your celebrations with us on social media #NWRCGRADS.

  • We would ask that all Graduates arrive at the venue no later than 10.30am to facilitate gowning, official photography and an event rehearsal.


  • If you, due to unforeseen circumstance, you arrive late, College staff will direct you to the gowning area and then to the auditorium.


  • As graduation is a formal occasion, an appropriate standard of dress is expected. Smart, casual attire is recommended, you will also be provided with an academic gown. When deciding what to wear, keep in mind your graduation ceremony is a formal occasion and you may need to walk up and down stairs inside the auditorium.

  • The Millennium Forum will take any necessary safety measures for everyone participating in the event. Details of these will be forwarded all Graduands when being issued with their tickets to attend.

  • If you receive an letter from the College indicating you’re a Special Award winner, it means you have been selected to receive a prize at the Virtual Graduation Ceremony in recognition of outstanding achievement. A member of the Admissions team will be in touch with all prize winners in the coming weeks to provide you with more information.

    If you have any questions please email admissions@nwrc.ac.uk.

  • Yes, the College will have an official photography company available before and after the ceremony for family photographs.

    Further details will be included in your final graduation letter with tickets. If you require further information, please contact graduation@nwrc.ac.uk

  • By completing your registration you are confirming that you are happy for your name to be included as part of the ceremony and will receive a commemorative programme and a attendance certificate.

  • Yes, we encourage you to invite your family and friends to tune into the Graduation Ceremony and cheer for you! The event will be broadcast on our YouTube channel to allow easy access for all.

    The link will be published on our social media pages prior to the event.

  • Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the College and Millennium Forum may have to implement restrictions or make adjustments to the Graduation ceremony due to potential changes to government guidelines . Please be assured, in such instances, NWRC will follow government advice. In line with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and related regulations, you will be notified if there are any significant changes to the Graduation and the reasons for any changes. Please see link to Millennium Forums website for current Covid updates.

Reasons to Love NWRC

  • Modern Facilities

    Learn in multi-million pound, state-of-the-art facilities which reflect real working environments.

  • Award-Winning Staff

    Our lecturers are industry experts and our support staff are friendly and compassionate.

  • Work Placement

    Enhance your employability with on the job training. Apply the skills you've developed in class to a real work setting.

  • Work & Study Abroad

    Take part in exciting international exchange programmes across Europe, Asia and the US.

  • Graduate Level Study

    Our Business Support Centre offers a number of Graduate programmes to help you progress your career

Male Graduate smiling with his parents as they celebrate Graduation together

Become an NWRC Alumni

Here at North West Regional College, we are immensely proud of our alumni, many of whom have taken what they learned here and gone on to have amazing careers. We are always keen to hear more about what our former students are achieving.

Why should I join the NWRC Alumni?

Graduation doesn't need to be the end. Joining our Alumni association is a great way to keep in touch with what's going on at NWRC, and helps shape the future of the College. It's also a fantastic opportunity for you to reconnect with your old classmates and share your experiences to inspire others.

You'll be part of a community that offers you various benefits, including:

  • Exclusive discounts
  • Networking opportunities and special events
  • Continued access to College facilities

To register or to find out more information email marketing@nwrc.ac.uk

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