A BURY college is celebrating another year of outstanding academic success with graduates achieving "exceptional" record breaking results across multiple disciplines.

Bury College University Centre has seen its students secure the highest number of First Class Honours degrees for the institution to date.

Out of the class of 2019, 14 hardworking students achieved First Class Honours, 11 secured Distinctions and a further 95 graduated from their courses.

A spokesman for the college said: "These results are a clear indication of the hard work and commitment students have shown towards their studies."

Among those left jumping for joy were a group of four ambitious beauty entrepreneurs who are now looking forward to progressing in the industry after earning themselves First Class Honours in Beauty Management BA (Hons).

Jazmin Starr, from Prestwich, who has landed a job at a cosmetics company, said: "I feel so very proud of myself to achieve a First Class Honours Degree.

"My Bury College University Centre experience has been wonderful, the tutors go above and beyond to help you. The course also gave me flexibility so that I was able to balance my family life.”

There was also delight for Children and Families BA (Hons) students, five of whom achieved the top grades.

One of those was Angela Wells, from Bury, who is hoping her qualification will help boost her career progression at HMP Forest Bank where she works as a prison custody officer.

She said: "“I am extremely proud of myself and that my hard work and dedication has paid off."

Other subjects which saw students achieve First Class Honours and Distinctions were: Professional Development in Early Years (Top up), Professional Development in Teaching Assistants (Top up), Early Years and Childhood Studies Foundation Degree, Teaching Assistants Foundation Degree, Design in Media Make-up FdSc, Hairdressing Management Foundation Degree, and Hairdressing Management BA (Hons).

Elsewhere in the college hardworking Business student, Jordan Oakes, has taken a step closer to securing her career goal of becoming a barrister after achieving two of the highest vocational grades possible and progressing on to a higher level diploma.

The 18-year-old achieved a double Distinction * in her Level 2 Business Diploma and is hoping the course will help her progress on to study at The University of Liverpool.

She said: “I am really proud of myself to have secured such great results. It really proves that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to.”

It has also been a phenomenal year of success for the college's School of Performance, whose students have claimed life changing scholarships and employment at some of the UK's top theatre institutions.

Caitlin Abbott said she was "delighted" to be awarded a place at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD) on the Professional Musical Theatre Diploma.

The former Haslingden High School pupil secured a 100 per cent Anthony Van Laast scholarship which will help support her throughout her studies.

She said: “I am so excited to take the next step in my career and move even closer towards achieving my career aim of performing in a West End Musical.”

Also celebrating a 100 per cent scholarship was Joshua Smart, a former pupil at The Derby High School, who is going on to study a Professional Musical Theatre Diploma at Masters Performing Arts College.

While fellow pupil Ellie Bennett turned down several scholarships and offers to take up a place at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts.

Bury College School of Performance students also secured places at SLP, The Hammond School, Edge Hill University, University of Central Lancashire, BIMM and the University of Salford.