Student Update: Graduation Rescheduled Dates
As you are aware from our previous update, the 2020 graduation ceremonies which were due to take place in September this year have been rescheduled because of uncertainty around continuing social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graduations are a significant and cherished milestone celebration for our students, together with their peers and their families, and I want to emphasise that we remain committed to holding physical ceremonies and we have given you our assurances that they will not be cancelled.
Current advice around mass gatherings continues to be reviewed by the government and Public Health England, and our priority must continue to be the health and safety of our students, staff and our local community.
We have been liaising with our partner organisation, the Grand Theatre, to find suitable dates that can accommodate the ceremonies but unfortunately availability is extremely limited as they also make efforts to try to recover their business activity and find new ways of working.
To this end we have managed to secure dates which are suitable for both parties and the postponed ceremonies will now take place at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton next summer from Monday 5th until Saturday 10th July and from Monday 12th until Saturday 17th July 2021.
Once your award has been conferred and as soon as we are able to access University print facilities, we will send your certificate to the address that we have on the system for you. So please do take some time to check on e:Vision that your contact details are up to date.
We realise that this is disappointing news for graduands who were due to attend these ceremonies this year, but we do thank you for your patience and your understanding. Do keep in touch with us through our Alumni team and you can find out more about graduation on the website.
I wish you every success and look forward to seeing you at the graduation ceremonies in the summer 2021.
Professor Julia Clarke
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience)
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