Our annual Graduation Ball was held on Saturday 10 June and it was fantastic to see hundreds of you suited and booted as we came together to celebrate the end of an era.

As we’re sure you’ve seen from the photos we posted on our Facebook page, we transformed the Union to fit in with this year’s Eden Project theme and there were 6 different venues which offered a whole range of exciting live entertainment. This included performances from rock band Don Broco, singer-songwriter Hannah Trigwell, and DJs Tom Zanetti & KO Kane. There was also a Shisha Garden, Food Fair, Massaoke and Silent Disco!

We received much praise from those who celebrated with us. Final year Biochemistry student, Alex Fower said: “Grad Ball was the perfect way to end Uni. It was nice to walk around and get involved in a bit of everything. Me and my friends really enjoyed the Silent Disco and spent most of our night there! Everyone was in a great mood, and the Union looked amazing.”

Grad Ball was organised collaboratively by the student Grad Ball Committee and Union Staff members, who spent several months planning and promoting the night. Sam Higman, one of the Committee members said: “The venue looked unbelievable – it exceeded expectations.” Alex Hovden, our Union President commented: “Grad Ball this year was a great event. The committee of students had been working hard for six months to plan for it, and it definitely showed with some fantastic artists coming to play. We also transformed our Union into a secret garden, which was very well received by attendees.”

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and made the night so much fun. We wish you all the best of luck for the future – don’t forget to stay in touch!