Students graduating from Pembrokeshire College were challenged to become responsible citizens and leaders and bring prosperity to the local economy during this year's graduation ceremony.

More than 500 people attended the prestigious graduation ceremony in the awe-inspiring surroundings of St David's Cathedral. Graduates, friends and family filled the ancient building last Saturday to witness students receiving their degrees, HNDs, HNCs and postgraduate awards.

The awards were presented by the University of Glamorgan's deputy vice chancellor, Professor Hobson and Pembrokeshire College's principal, Glyn Jones. The importance of the partnership between the University of Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire College was celebrated during the ceremony.

This partnership has created a wide range of opportunities for part-time and full-time higher education study available at the college.

Courses include foundation degrees that allow students to learn as they earn, and a range of degrees and postgraduate courses in management, business, computing and IT that are part of the West Wales Business School.

Milford Haven Port Authority chief executive, Ted Sangster, joined the academic procession and presented the student achievement awards before rounding off the ceremony with a speech from the pulpit and issuing his challenge to this year's graduates.