Graduation 2021

North East Scotland College’s 2021 virtual graduation ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 October.

This year’s North East Scotland College Graduation Ceremonies will take take place virtually on YouTube Premiere at the times listed below.

Former students (from 2020 and 2021) who registered an interest in attending, and who successfully completed an appropriate qualification, will receive a link via email to watch. This link can be shared with family, friends, employers and other supporters. Participants will also receive information on robe hire and how to share their NESCol story and celebration photos with us.

Note: If you’re not sure which Sector your course belongs to, have a look at the list in the FAQs below.

NESCol in lit up 3D letters

Please note that no in-person ceremonies will take place and graduands should not attend NESCol Campuses for any purpose related to graduation. 

If you did not register an interest in receiving information on NESCol Graduation 2021, when invited to prior to the end of your course, your name will not appear or be read out during the ceremony or appear in the list published in local newspapers and on the college website. 

When will the Premiere of your ceremony take place?

Tuesday 26 October at 3pm

Aberdeen City Campus students from:

  • Sector of Business and Creative Professions

Wednesday 27 October at 3pm

Aberdeen City Campus students from:

  • Sector of Care, Education and Social Sciences

Thursday 28 October at 3pm

Aberdeen City Campus and Aberdeen Altens Campus students from:

  • Sector of Computing and Engineering Technologies
  • Sector of Construction, Engineering Skills, Automotive and Science
  • Sector of Hospitality and Leisure

Friday 29 October at 3pm

All Fraserburgh Campus students from all teaching Sectors:

  • Sector of Business and Creative Professions
  • Sector of Hospitality and Leisure
  • Sector of Care, Education and Social Sciences
  • Sector of Construction, Engineering Skills, Automotive and Science
  • Sector of Computing and Engineering Technologies

What’s your story?

At NESCol, we love to celebrate our students’ success and share it with the world.  Everyone has a story that can inspire others to further their education so if you have a story to tell, we’d very much like to hear it.

Please email us with information on what made you choose NESCol, the impact it has had on your life and how it has helped you move on to the next stage. Please let us know if you are now working, attending university or even have plans to travel the world in the future! Did you overcome adversity to complete your course?  Maybe you made friends for life at college or did you meet ‘the one’? Were you able to juggle volunteering during the pandemic with your studies or did redundancy feature in your story?

If we select you to be featured as a case study like these, we’ll get in touch with you with more information so you can decide if you want to proceed.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is traditional to wear a graduation robe for your ceremony but, this year, you can wear whatever you like as no-one will be able to see you!

For those celebrating with their classmates or families or would like to wear a graduation robe for photos, you can hire this from our usual provider Ede and Ravenscroft for seven days.  They will be delivered to your chosen address and you just need to return them using the prepaid packaging through a local drop-off point.

Students from the following courses will graduate at our 2021 virtual ceremony:

Sector of Business and Creative Professions

  • HNC Accounting
  • HNC Administration and Information Technology
  • HNC Art and Design
  • HNC Business
  • HNC Fashion Business
  • HNC Media Analysis and Production
  • HND 3D Computer Animation
  • HND Accounting
  • HND Acting and Performance
  • HND Administration and IT
  • HND Advertising and PR
  • HND Art and Design
  • HND Business
  • HND Creative Industries: Media and Communication
  • HND Creative Industries: Television
  • HND Legal Services
  • HND Music
  • HND Photography
  • HND Sound Production
  • HND Textiles
  • HND Visual Communication

Sector of Hospitality and Leisure

  • HNC Complementary Therapies
  • HNC Soft Tissue Therapy
  • HND Coaching and Developing Sport
  • HND Events Management
  • HND Fitness Health and Exercise
  • HND Travel and Tourism

Sector of Care, Education and Social Sciences

  • HNC Care and Administrative Practice
  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • HNC Healthcare Practice
  • HNC Social Services
  • HND Social Sciences

Sector of Construction, Engineering Skills, Automotive and Science

  • HNC Applied Sciences (Chemistry/Biology)
  • HNC Applied Sciences (Chemistry/Physics)
  • HNC Built Environment
  • HNC Engineering Practice
  • HND Applied Sciences
  • HND Applied Sciences (Chemistry/Biology)
  • HND Applied Sciences (Chemistry/Physics)

Sector of Computing and  Engineering Technologies

  • HNC Electrical Engineering
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering
  • HND Computing: Software Development
  • HND Computing: Technical Support
  • HND Cyber Security
  • HND Digital Design and Development (Web Development)
  • HND Electrical Engineering
  • HND Mechanical Engineering
  • HND Technologies in Business

If you registered an interest in attending the ceremony before your course finished, and you successfully completed it, you will be included in this ceremony unless you tell us otherwise.

Don’t worry, the link will allow you to watch the ceremony back later.  You won’t be able to use the live chat feature after the Premiere has finished but you will still be able to add comments to congratulate your fellow students.

Yes! Please share your photos and congratulatory messages with #NESColGrads. We’ll be looking out for them throughout the week and will share as many as we can through the NESCol official accounts.

Please email us at newsroom@nescol.ac.uk with any graduation-related questions not answered here.