Student nurses will celebrate the end of their studies at the University of Wolverhampton with a special lamp procession on Thursday.
One of the students will carry a symbolic Florence Nightingale-style lamp in a procession at St Peter’s Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton on 1 September.
The event from 7pm is described as an opportunity for celebration ahead of the student nurses’ graduation ceremonies. It is the third time the event has been held.
The ceremony will include speeches and poems from students and the heads of the different branches of nursing, followed by the presentation of an enamel university badge to all students.
Student Gemma Nicholls, 32, is organising the event. The mother-of-two from Bilston has a job on the critical care unit at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley from September.
She said: “After working so hard for three years the badge ceremony is a fabulous opportunity for students to celebrate and share our achievements with family, friends and university staff.
“As the evening is organised completely by students it is a very personal event and allows us to say goodbye to university life whist making the transition to qualified nurses,” she added.