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The Bedford College Group Achievements Ceremony

Students at Further Education Achievement Celebration.

Celebrating our students

We look forward to welcoming you to our annual Achievements Ceremony on Thursday 14 September 2023.  We would ask you to arrive by 7pm. 

Please complete the following form to confirm your place no later than Friday 4th August 2023.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To help you prepare for your part in the evening, we have put together this short guide that answers most of the questions we have ever been asked!

If you would like us to clarify any points, or need to let us know of any special or particular requirements you may have, please contact Marketing on

Why have I been nominated for an award?

Every year, award winners are chosen in recognition of their personal and/or academic achievement and invited to the presentation evening.

Where will I be sitting?

You will be sitting on a table with your guests. 

Where will the event take place?

Our venue is Bedford Rugby Club, Goldington Road, Bedford MK40 3NF

When do I arrive on the evening?

Please arrive by 7pm.

What should I wear?

The dress code is smart/casual. What you wear is really up to you – in previous years we have had some award winners come in formal dresses and a suit and tie, whereas others have dressed more casually in smart trousers/skirts, open neck shirts, t-shirts and tops. We would however ask that you do not wear jeans or trainers.

How is my award presented?

Your name will be announced and you will be ushered to the stage to receive your award. You then go up five steps on to the stage to receive your award. If you are likely to have trouble walking up the steps, please let us know and we will make alternative arrangements

What happens on the stage?

The guest speaker and Chief Executive congratulate you, shake your hand and give you your certificate.

Do I have to say anything?

No, you don’t have to make a speech or talk in public.

Can I take photos?

After the presentations, many families and friends like to take their own photographs in the hall and there is plenty of time for this.

What happens after the presentations?

There will be food and drinks for you and your guests to enjoy.

Do I have to pay anything

Your ticket is free but there is a £5 charge for each of your guests.

Is there parking available?

Parking is available on site and is free of charge.