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    Is this a bad thing? like I think ... i was meant to book tickets for my parents and only 2 guests were allowed but Im late now and so I'd either have to go it alone or not go at all

    I dont know what happens in a ceremony like this and im thinking if i should go it alone?

    any experience? thanks
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    (Original post by Sver)
    Is this a bad thing? like I think ... i was meant to book tickets for my parents and only 2 guests were allowed but Im late now and so I'd either have to go it alone or not go at all

    I dont know what happens in a ceremony like this and im thinking if i should go it alone?

    any experience? thanks
    what uni?
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    It's queen mary's uni. Im not sure about how they even work with the guest admissions and now there events office is closed!! :mad:
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    You probably should go- for mine we had to walk up on stage, shake some guy's hand and take our certificate. If you're not there it'll be conspicuous when they read out your name and noone goes up.
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    Hire an escort?
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    When I get there, should I be dressed formally with like a shirt etc??
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    yes. Go in formal wear.. No jeans, Tshirts with slogans on or anything.
    Nice well ironed trousers with a shirt and tie. Saw some graduations happen some weeks back (I was walking by) and the guys were dressed fairly formally.
    Enjoy the day- you have worked hard for it. You will have a fantastic day.
    well done.
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    graduation is overated. you walk around with your parents trying not to lose them so don't ever have much time to speak to others. also it's like the very very last moment for being a student and then being converted. then there's the boring ceremony where you wait for you're name to be said, walk up, shake hands, sit back down and wait for it to be over. it's an expensive unnecessity. you feel quite small and ordinary however proud you are with your degree because of the huge amount of students. not really what i call fun.
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    Thanks smileymouth!!

    im jus wondering though that as i walk upto uni in shirt ... alone ... =/ it'll look bit strange
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    Yeh, I can relate to those emotions butterflyeffect, I feel similararily
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    Don't bother. Phone them and tell them you've broken both your legs and wish to graduate in absentia.

    Graduation ceremonies are boring, full of pomp and a complete waste of time (unless watching hundreds of people traverse a stage does anything for ya).
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    It won't matter that you are on your own, just wear a suit as this looks best with the robes.
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    (Original post by EdwardCurrent)
    Don't bother. Phone them and tell them you've broken both your legs and wish to graduate in absentia.

    Graduation ceremonies are boring, full of pomp and a complete waste of time (unless watching hundreds of people traverse a stage does anything for ya).
    But you've got to get the photos!
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    EdwardCurrent, I would willingly to that! if I knew how to ... if I ring the events office, there close till after graduation ceremonies are over and I dont think theres any other way of telling my uni tht I want to do tht =/
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    Erm to add to this ... I dont know my final result!!! i dont know if i have a 2;i , 2ii etc, soo if its a 3 say, then does that mean me going there is pointless?
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    They do a check on the day of who has turned up to graduate so if you don't show they don't actually read out your name. You can then just collect your certificate from the uni or they'd post it to you. Personally, I'd go along anyway. It's one of those rites of passage things
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    (Original post by Sver)
    Erm to add to this ... I dont know my final result!!! i dont know if i have a 2;i , 2ii etc, soo if its a 3 say, then does that mean me going there is pointless?
    if you have something called pride. not that all those people will know you or remember you either though after...
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    Check the Uni website. Surely they have a Graduation page to answer all your questions.
    You should wear a suit and tie, you will regret not having the photo, you will register for your ceremony and they will only read out the names of those who are there. You'll be with all your mates on your course so won't be alone. There may be an opportunity to purchase some spare tickets on the day? Phone your Uni up, someone, somewhere will be able to advise.
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    (Original post by Sver)
    When I get there, should I be dressed formally with like a shirt etc??
    Dear Lord.
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    Ahhh im unsure and so confused, basically if Iv not graduated a 2:2 or more I wont have technically graduated so ther wont be any graduation ceremony for me rendering my trip there a waste. Now I cant even remember if I paid for any tickets to go .. i have paid £40 for the gown, seriously thinking its not worth it because I'll have to drive all the way to london

    thanks bigdave but no ones answering the phones in uni
 
 
 
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