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Press Release: Saving Grace Events delivers UA92 graduation celebration

Cheshire events agency, Saving Grace Events, has delivered the first-ever graduation ceremony for University Academy 92 (UA92).

The celebratory event for over 500 people was held on Sunday 10th July at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Attendees included UA92 co-founders Gary Neville and Nicky Butt, Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester and Sir Alex Ferguson who inspired the new graduates with a moving speech.

The theme for the event was the central philosophy of UA92 and was badged as the Greatness Unlocked graduation ceremony. The graduation was kicked off with a welcome address by Gary Neville who shared the ambition of making higher education possible for everyone – inclusive, diverse and removing barriers.


Graduates were treated to inspiring poetry by Argh Kid aka wordsmith sensation David Scott, music from String Infusion and the event finished with drinks and music by DJ SteveO. Months of meticulous planning went into the event, with the Saving Grace Events team working closely alongside the team at UA92 to celebrate the first cohort of students.

Stacey Anderson, Head of Marketing at UA92 commented, “In true UA92 style we wanted to deliver a deliberately different graduation experience; an event which infused the best elements of traditional ceremonies but with a modern twist. With the support of Rebecca and her team we were able to deliver an event which formed a key milestone in UA92’s history in the making,

UA92 was founded by Manchester United legends, Class of 92 members Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Phil Neville. Following on from their success on the pitch the group have all gone on to have successful careers in the business, media and sporting words. The group partnered with academic pioneers Lancaster University to form University Academy 92.

UA92 opened its doors in September 2019, offering degrees aimed at accelerating careers in the worlds of Business, Media and Sport, and has since added Digital to its portfolio of courses. Degrees have a focus on personal and character development, along with the skills needed for the world of work.

Rebecca Hartley, founder of Saving Grace Events, “It was a great honour to win the pitch for this incredible celebration for the first students of UA92. We wanted to create a graduation event with a difference to align with the core philosophies of UA92 and provide a sparkling celebration for the Class of 22“


Read the press coverage in Knutsford Guardian
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