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I heard you don't get the actual degree certificate there. Also, you need to dress in some arbitrary way to obey some ancient uni traditions. Is the fact that you have finalised your degree what is being celebrated? Why wouldn't you just do an actual celebration like you do in birthdays and parties without the whole robes and hats dressing and picking a literally worthless piece of paper?
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I don't see the point in it. I may skip mine... seems rather pointless and expensive really, IMO.
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(Original post by Juichiro)
I heard you don't get the actual degree certificate there. Also, you need to dress in some arbitrary way to obey some ancient uni traditions. Is the fact that you have finalised your degree what is being celebrated? Why wouldn't you just do an actual celebration like you do in birthdays and parties without the whole robes and hats dressing and picking a literally worthless piece of paper?
Why do we have prize givings at school?
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(Original post by Juichiro)
I heard you don't get the actual degree certificate there. Also, you need to dress in some arbitrary way to obey some ancient uni traditions. Is the fact that you have finalised your degree what is being celebrated? Why wouldn't you just do an actual celebration like you do in birthdays and parties without the whole robes and hats dressing and picking a literally worthless piece of paper?
Why do we have prize givings at school?
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It's traditional. If you don't want to take part then don't, but don't try to spoil the fun for everyone else.
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Why do we have prize givings at school?
To motivate children (who are not mature enough to motivate themselves). But we don't make children pay fees and dress in arbitrary clothes to receive their prizes.
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It's traditional. If you don't want to take part then don't, but don't try to spoil the fun for everyone else.
I am not trying to spoil anything. I am just asking about the point of the Graduation Ceremony when there are other alternatives.
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To motivate children (who are not mature enough to motivate themselves). But we don't make children pay fees and dress in arbitrary clothes to receive their prizes.
Their parents do though through taxes and in some cases school fees and they have to wear school uniform for them.
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(Original post by Juichiro)
To motivate children (who are not mature enough to motivate themselves). But we don't make children pay fees and dress in arbitrary clothes to receive their prizes.
Their parents do though through taxes and in some cases school fees and they have to wear school uniform for them.
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I'm looking forward to my graduation ceremony. I just need to begin university and finish my degree and I can go. :cool:
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It's mostly for your parents/grandparents. Seriously.
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