22nd January 2021
Not only have there been changes to examinations and teaching, but final year students have also just been informed that they won’t be able to enjoy the long-awaited graduation ceremony at the world-renowned Philharmonic Hall this summer.
Professor Gavin Brown, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Liverpool, has announced in the most recent update to students that this summer’s graduation ceremonies will be cancelled.
I’m sorry to let final year students know that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the summer graduation ceremonies.
Whilst we will support you in receiving your formal qualification in order to progress academically or into your future career, we will offer an alternative form of celebration of your achievement at a later date.
We know this will be disappointing but need to take all necessary measures to protect the health of our staff and student community.
This is clearly a very fast moving situation and we really appreciate your understanding as we continue to implement new measures.Professor Gavin Brown
Professor Brown closes the email with:
I know this is not the academic experience that any of us would have wished for but I hope that you continue to engage enthusiastically with your studies and that, above all, you keep well.
For more information about Graduation – follow the link. Updates to follow.
Student support and well-being services, including counselling and mental health advisory services, will continue to operate and the Alsop building will be open from 10 – 4 during the week. Additional phone and email-based support will also be available to students between 9 and 5. You can access the Big White Wall 24 hours a day if you need support.
We will keep providing as much information as possible regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on our University, its activities and its operations.
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