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Ipswich Central Chairman receives honorary award from UCS

The final University Campus Suffolk (UCS) graduation ceremonies of 2015 took place yesterday, hospital with over 1, health 280 graduates toasting their achievements during ceremonies held at Ipswich Town Hall and Corn Exchange.

The last of the honorary awards were also presented and one has been awarded to Ipswich Central Chairman Terry Baxter.

During his address to students graduating from the Department of Nursing Studies, honorary fellow Terry Baxter said: “I would like to add my congratulations to you for all that you have achieved Ipswich and indeed however may I make a plea to you, do not give up on Ipswich. Ipswich and indeed Suffolk needs well qualified, bright, intelligent young people to help continue its journey. It needs people like you to take on plans that are being formulated now and into the future to make them your own. It needs people like you to take on research here, to work here, to create new businesses here, to live here, to play here and to raise your families here. I firmly believe with a real passion that this town and indeed our county are taking huge steps towards a brighter future whether by intent, economic necessity or fear of doing nothing major players in Ipswich and Suffolk are working together with united objectives and this is really a time to be excited about the future of this town, not to give up on it.”

Honorary Awards recognise notable contributions to the educational or cultural well-being of society, in business, industry, commerce or enterprise, for academic distinction, for public or community service or an exceptional contribution to UCS.

Over 1,700 students graduated from UCS at ceremonies held at Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Ipswich this year. UCS looks forward to celebrating the successes of thousands more students in 2016.

Words supplied by UCS.