Coronavirus: Is your graduation cancelled / postponed ?

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So it looks like all that usual hat and gown malarkey won't be happening for some this year, on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

Is this impacting you?

Some universities have announced indefinite postponement of their graduation ceremonies, whilst other institutions have completely cancelled theirs. Meanwhile others have yet to make any announcements.

What has your university told you? :holmes:

Today I've been told that my university will be delaying graduation, and not said when until.

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Uni of Edinburgh have confirmed summer graduations are cancelled and that students will have the "option" of attending a rescheduled ceremony in Winter 2020 or Summer 2021 (if those run), attending a "virtual" ceremony or simply receiving their degree with no ceremony. As of yet, there has been no guidance as to whether we really will have an "option" or whether that will be decided for us.
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Uni of Edinburgh have confirmed summer graduations are cancelled and that students will have the "option" of attending a rescheduled ceremony in Winter 2020 or Summer 2021 (if those run), attending a "virtual" ceremony or simply receiving their degree with no ceremony. As of yet, there has been no guidance as to whether we really will have an "option" or whether that will be decided for us.
Do you think it's worth speaking to your SU to try and get some student consultation in there?
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Yep :/
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(Original post by ROC10)
Uni of Edinburgh have confirmed summer graduations are cancelled and that students will have the "option" of attending a rescheduled ceremony in Winter 2020 or Summer 2021 (if those run), attending a "virtual" ceremony or simply receiving their degree with no ceremony. As of yet, there has been no guidance as to whether we really will have an "option" or whether that will be decided for us.
What the hell is a "virtual" ceremony?
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What the hell is a "virtual" ceremony?
I honestly doubt anyone knows...
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No news yet from Aston uni regarding grad ceremonies
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Okay I don't get strikes. Can someone explain? A bit selfish, no?

Like students are PAYING for education and all the lecturers just abandon you. wtf is this?
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So it looks like all that usual hat and gown malarkey won't be happening for some this year, on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

Is this impacting you?

Some universities have announced indefinite postponement of their graduation ceremonies, whilst other institutions have completely cancelled theirs. Meanwhile others have yet to make any announcements.

What has your university told you? :holmes:

Today I've been told that my university will be delaying graduation, and not said when until.

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Don't know yet, but son's graduation on 31st July and I can imagine it will be postponed. I hope not cancelled though, he has worked hard for his degree.
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Spring graduation has been cancelled. But summer graduation is still scheduled to carry on with my uni.
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Okay I don't get strikes. Can someone explain? A bit selfish, no?

Like students are PAYING for education and all the lecturers just abandon you. wtf is this?
Students are paying the university. Members of the UCU went on strike last month over pensions and pay conditions, that strike has now finished. Universities are now going to be delivering teaching online due to a global pandemic called the corona virus and as a result some of those institutions are now cancelling or postponing their graduation ceremonies.
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Queen Mary graduation postponed
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I hope not cancelled though, he has worked hard for his degree.
I feel the same way i really wanted the ceremony, the email said cancelled not postponed but i hope they manage to fit us in somewhere
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Queen Mary graduation cancelled
For real? Full out cancelled? I thought they might postpone it. When did you hear about this?
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Loughborough University at the moment has not provided a clear-cut answer regarding this, but they have effectively said that graduation ceremonies are due to go ahead but the dates may change.

Who knows though, with the things so rapidly changing nowadays I would not be surprised if they cancel it altogether as the situation develops.

Extract about this from their recent emails to all undergraduates is below.

I was looking forward to this, so hopefully it is still a possibility. Although part of me wouldn't be too distraught if it is altogether cancelled since I am coming back to this uni for my PhD in October anyway, but the element of celebrating four years of work with my friends and family is something that would be great to have (especially after all this mess!)

Finalists - Please be reassured that we will be able to award degrees this summer. We will also ensure that nothing we do disadvantages a student in respect of their degree outcome.

Similarly, we will ensure that every student has the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony. We are keeping the ceremony dates under close review and will let you know as early as possible of any changes to the dates.
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Exeter has postponed theirs but not actual confirmation of what's going to happen
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Graduation is held in October at Suffolk. It's still some time away so nothing has been said about it being delayed or cancelled.
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No idea. NTU hasn't said anything about graduation, except that dates will probably change.
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This is the year people I went to school with were supposed to be graduating. I'm two years behind and it's something I kind of worried about (i.e. graduating later than everyone else), but I guess what's happening now is one good consequence of me not graduating this year. Strange how things can change.
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