(Original post by sr90)
I can understand people not wanting to make a fuss over it, but not wanting to go at all? Why? I enjoyed mine tbh... Had a good day at my friends one too but that may simply of been because I didn't see her for the previous month. It's such a rip off tho.
Brb £100 for gown hire and photo
Brb having to line up with total strangers for ages
Brb £30 for a Pimms jug
Brb long boring speeches about Google
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for some people it's a little too fancy and posh and for others they might be too disappointed about their grades to go to it.
and yes, it's a MASSIVE rip off in fairness, but all in all it's a great day and you do actually feel pretty important walking around with your gown and cap and stuff
cost me £40 for gown hire and £40 for most basic photo package (i'm not photogenic so why bother...).
tickets were free for yourself and 2 guests which was fair enough, but you had to pay about £30 in advance for your parchment.
so yeah overall they do try their hardest to squeeze whatever they can out of you (even after charging you 27k for a 3 year course), and the idea is that it's a really special occasion that you might never have again so many students/parents will shell out big for it.
(Original post by Zander01)
At the ceremony though they gave out lists of who received what (Firsts, upper seconds, lower seconds) which I though was harsh as **** for those who got 2.2s
(Original post by sr90)
No way, that's so mean haha. Ours put all of our results on a notice board right next to our names which was bad enough!
jesus christ, really?!
that's really harsh tbh, a little out of order in my opinion.
i understand that with it being marked internally, universities can kinda do whatever they want but i've always grown up having grades as a really private and personal thing.
it just seems odd - results days throughout my life have had grades in a sealed, personal envelope and even for my uni results it was all online after you had to log in and stuff.
you've grown up in a system where grades are really private and nobody other than yourself and your teachers can see them.
seems really weird for them to go the other way at uni and make everything so open; great for those that do well but really mean for those who underachieved.
next they'll line people up and do the ceremony in order of grade so everybody can see who the lowest students were...
my uni did it very well - no mention of your degree result, merely a ceremony where you were hooded with congratulations by the Chancellor.
the only reference to your grade was on your parchment which was obviously sealed anyway.
there was a little note on the timetable saying who the highest few students were (since they received various awards for their attainment), but overall it was really professional and tried to keep everybody on the same level and of equal importance whether they got a first or a third