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Graduation is the culmination of all your hard work during your time at university. It’s a chance to celebrate your achievements and look back at the years you have spent in Liverpool.
We know things are different this year, and we also know how much you will have been looking forward to graduating with your friends and family in Liverpool this summer. However, we hope the plans outlined below will help you to still make the most of your graduation:
On Friday 17 July 2020, the day on which your degree will be officially conferred in absentia, we are hosting a ‘Class of 2020’ online event which will include the screening of a special film to celebrate your impressive achievements.
The film will start at 1pm, and we invite you and your household to join us at this time to celebrate together.
We’re keen to make this event a special one, so read our checklist below to make the most of it:
1. Joining the event
To join the event, simply head to our Graduation webpage ready for a 1pm start on Friday 17 July.
The page is externally accessible so you will not need to sign in to watch, and you can also share the link with friends and family to either watch live along with you or to view after the event.
We will also be streaming the film on Facebook and IGTV.
2. Show us how you are celebrating with #LivUniGrad
In the run up to, and during the event, we will be hosting an interactive ‘social wall’ on the event webpage that will allow you to engage with each other and share images of your celebrations from home.
To take part, tag your photos and videos on Twitter and Instagram using #LivUniGrad and we will try to include as many as possible on the wall.
3. Celebrate in style
Although, for now, you are unable to don your cap and gown and take to the graduation stage, there are things you can do to celebrate in style.
From decorating to dressing up, from making your own mortarboard to hosting a virtual after-party, in the run up to graduation we will be sharing tips and ideas about how to celebrate from home over on our social channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share your ideas with us and your fellow graduands using #LivUniGrad
Official providers Ede & Ravenscroft are offering a ‘direct to home delivery’ for any students wanting to hire academic dress for the normal fee (with free postage and returns). Students who take up this offer will also receive a 50% discount voucher for future gown hire for on-campus ceremonies. Orders can be received till midnight on 13 July, find out more here.
2021 on-campus events
As previously communicated, although we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this summer’s ceremonies, we also plan to invite all those graduating this July back to campus during summer 2021 to celebrate with us in person, subject to Government guidance at the time. We will be in touch with graduating students about this in due course.
December 2020 graduations
Currently, in line with the social distancing guidance, it is advised that large gatherings should not take place. However, we are closely monitoring Government advice and guidelines as the situation changes and we will inform those due to graduate in December nearer the time with an update.
Although graduation is a little different this year, we will still support you in receiving your formal qualification at the normal time in order to progress academically or into your future career:
Don’t forget to update your contact details so that we can continue to support you with tailored careers guidance and networking opportunities. Once you graduate, your University email account will expire, which means you won’t be able to access some of our online services. If you update your contact details we will still be able to offer you:
If you are a Liverpool Online student, you can update your contact details here.
To find out more about the Graduation Package, please visit our Class of 2020 website.
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