HUNDREDS of students from the University of Chester celebrated their graduation at the cathedral on Friday.
The city’s streets were packed with graduates decked out in their gowns and mortarboards, accompanied by proud parents.
The ceremony also saw the installation of the university’s new chancellor, former BBC broadcaster and MP Gyles Brandreth.
He said: “I am hugely honoured by this appointment and looking forward to serving a university whose heritage I admire, whose growth and achievement have been extraordinary and whose future is so exciting.
“In a rapidly changing world, nothing is more important than education and the range and quality of what the University of Chester has to offer at undergraduate and post-graduate level is remarkable.
“Chester is a university of achievement and ambition and it’s a great privilege to be invited to play a part in its ongoing story.”
Two graduation ceremonies were held on Friday, at which 465 graduands received their awards.