Celebration for graduating Norwich university students - can you spot yourself in our pictures?

UEA medical students read out the Hippocratic Oath at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Foot

UEA medical students read out the Hippocratic Oath at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

It is usually home to football fans, willing the Canaries to secure a victory against their rivals.

But Carrow Road was this week, for the first time, the stage for the University of East Anglia's (UEA) graduations, which saw thousands mark the end of an era.

UEA medical students throw their caps at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's g

UEA medical students throw their caps at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Roughly 4,500 students have graduated this week, and a host of honorary graduates including former Norwich MP Charles Clarke and astronomer Mark Thompson.

UEA medical students read out the Hippogrtic Oath at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Footb

UEA medical students read out the Hippogrtic Oath at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Today marks the last of the ceremonies, with economics students and those in the school of education and lifelong learning still yet to don their gowns.

The UEA medical students thank their families and friends at their graduation ceremony at Norwich Ci

The UEA medical students thank their families and friends at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

On Thursday, the university's medicine students marked their graduation, including the first cohort of 25 physician associates.

Friends and family take pictures during the UEA medical students' graduation ceremony at Norwich Cit

Friends and family take pictures during the UEA medical students' graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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They will perform patient consultations and management, with supervision by, if needed, a doctor.

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Dr Audrey Gibbs, course director, said: 'We're very proud of our first cohort of qualified UEA physician associates. As pioneers, they experienced challenges but were dedicated and hardworking and can be proud of their success.'

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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Among the students who have graduated this week is Vicky Bristow, who now has a degree in BSc cognitive psychology.

The UEA medical students graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE

The UEA medical students graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The 41-year-old said studying at UEA had transformed her from someone who was 'afraid to leave the house' into a strong woman.

UEA medical students wait for their turn at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club'

UEA medical students wait for their turn at their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

'I was very ill after giving birth to twins in 2009 after having two haemorrhages, both of which would have killed me without intervention from a skilled medical team and six units of blood,' she said.

UEA medical students have their robes and hats tidied before their graduation ceremony at Norwich Ci

UEA medical students have their robes and hats tidied before their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Both her children were diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, and she was told they would be wheelchair-bound for the rest of their lives.

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

They underwent various operations while she was studying, and now are progressing well with walking.

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

After graduation, she plans to study for a masters in cognitive neuroscience at UEA.

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

This week also marks the last year of graduations that mace bearer Dennis Howard will lead the procession.

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Mr Howard has worked in the university's security team for 15 years, and has been involved with graduations for six - but will retire in October.

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students during their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The procession walks round the pitch at the UEA medical students' graduation ceremony at Norwich Cit

The procession walks round the pitch at the UEA medical students' graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The procession walks round the pitch at the UEA medical students' graduation ceremony at Norwich Cit

The procession walks round the pitch at the UEA medical students' graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

UEA medical students before their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students before their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Medicine and health sciences staff Bridget Penhale, left, and Diane Bunn take advantage of the UEA g

Medicine and health sciences staff Bridget Penhale, left, and Diane Bunn take advantage of the UEA graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground, and take a picture at the Norwich City dugout. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

UEA medical students before their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Pictur

UEA medical students before their graduation ceremony at Norwich City Football Club's ground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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