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BREAKING: Warwick graduation ceremonies postponed due to COVID-19

The University of Warwick has announced that graduation ceremonies, which were due to take place in July, will be postponed. 

In an email from vice-chancellor Stuart Croft, it was announced that students will be graduating “in absentina” rather than at a Degree Ceremony. The email also mentioned that the actual date of graduation is “expected to be in mid July”.

The University will send degree certificates by post and update graduates’ Higher Education Achievement Report for when the graduation ceremonies were due to happen.

The University has assured students that they are working hard to reschedule the ceremonies “later on in the 2020/21 academic year”.

“This will be a great occasion to celebrate your achievements with family and friends and for the University and your academic department to provide you with a well-earned congratulatory farewell.”

The email also states: “Safeguarding the health of our community has to be our priority in these uncertain times and, if we are to stay in line with government advice, we must be wary of holding large-scale events such as degree congregations.

“Even if the situation in the UK improves enormously by June, it would be extremely challenging to plan the infrastructure for on-campus events of this scale when significant numbers of our team will still be working away from campus.”



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