Celebrating the class of 2020: graduating… but not graduation


June 16th, 2020

In line with government advice, the University of Nottingham will not be holding physical graduation ceremonies this summer.

Graduation for the class of 2020 is on track for this summer, however due to current restrictions students will graduate in absentia and certificates will be sent in the post. There is no option to defer graduation this year.

Students will be invited to a special graduation ceremony as soon as it is safe to host such an event on campus again. Graduation is an important event for students to share their success with family and friends, and the University will ensure that they are given the opportunity to enjoy the experience they deserve.

Whilst we are unable to welcome students onto campus this summer, the University would like to take the opportunity to celebrate their achievements as our graduating Class of 2020. Therefore, the class of 2020 have been asked to save the date of Friday 24 July for a day of celebration across social media. Heads of School have been asked to nominate a point of contact to work with a project team coordinating these efforts, which will bring students together virtually; with each other, with their Schools and teachers, as well as with their new global community of alumni – for a graduation without borders.

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