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University plans virtual celebration as in-person graduation ceremony is cancelled

This year’s graduates will attend their summer graduation online for the second year in a row.

By: Katerina Vilemova

Due to Scottish Government restrictions, The University has decided an in-person graduation ceremony will not occur and is instead replacing it with a virtual celebration.

Students are able to still apply for their graduation in-absentia, with the chance to send their photo along with their graduation success story.

“It remains our intention to offer an opportunity to attend a celebratory event in the future, details of which will be made available when circumstances permit us to effectively deliver the event without the risk of cancellation”, the University webpage says.

It is still not clear whether winter graduations will be held.

Caroline, a 4th-year student of Anthropology and Sociology who is graduating this year and will be attending the online graduation, told us; “The four years at the university went very slowly, but I guess I learned a lot. I personally don’t mind, as I wanted to travel anyway, and there is this huge gap between the last exam and the graduation and I would not have wanted to stick around in Aberdeen the months leading to it. For me, it’s totally fine”.


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