More than 500 students from the University of Lincoln celebrated their graduations at Lincoln Cathedral.
The Chamber Choir of Lincoln Minster School performed for guests at the ceremonies, and qualifications awarded ranged from first degrees to doctorates, spanning a variety subjects from conservation to computer science.
Among those graduating will be Ian Smith from Lincoln with an MA in globalising justice, having been personally thanked by government minister Chris Grayling, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, for his extensive work into the rehabilitation of offenders.
Ian has designed training courses to be offered in prisons, youth offender institutions and secure mental health institutions. Now, as head of offender rehabilitation at Gelder Group, Ian's programmes are being rolled out. Ian said: "My time here has provided me with both quality education provision and great connections to the wider employer community for life after graduation. I wouldn't be where I am now without the University of Lincoln."
Also graduating is 73-year-old Diane Hall with an MA in fine art. She said: "I decided to continue my studies at the University of Lincoln because I was inspired by the layers of history in the city, and by the idea of creating contemporary art in such a setting. It is the rich tapestry of the fine art course that remains with me, and I feel privileged to have been part of it."