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We have been closely following the developing position on Covid-19 and hope to be able to proceed with graduation ceremonies this year for both our 2020 and 2021 graduates.

We are currently planning to operate undergraduate ceremonies in August (16 – 20 August 2021), and postgraduate ceremonies in October (19 – 22 October 2021).

For the August ceremonies to ensure that we maximise the likelihood of the event being allowed to take place, a decision has been taken to host the event on-campus within a luxury dressed marquee.

The marquee permits us to ensure appropriate social distancing between guests and staff, as well as excellent ventilation and can be classified as an outdoor venue with the sides removed. Therefore, we have judged that the event is more likely to proceed. This decision was discussed with, and endorsed by, the Student Forum and SU representatives, before a final decision was taken.

We have planned a ceremony configuration, and invitations will be sent to you shortly in the coming weeks.

Of course, this is subject to the latest guidance on events and these events may be subject to cancellation or amendment on short notice outside of our control. Therefore, we recommend that you do not make any non-refundable travel bookings, and for the avoidance of doubt, you are responsible for all bookings you make. The University will not be liable to you for any flights or accommodation, or for any other direct or indirect costs or losses you incur if the University cancels, postpones or changes the arrangements for the August or October 2021 ceremonies in line with relevant government guidance or as part of the University’s wider response to the pandemic.

We will keep this page updated with any changes to this plan.