Lobby the university to reconsider cancelling the in-person Graduation Ceremony 2021

Georgie Barrow submitted on

Monday 15th March 2021


With the support of over 400 individuals in the following petition:  http://chng.it/j2fRcQqL , we would like the Union to support our idea. Please refer to the petition and letter written to the Graduation Team, sent by gb6g18@soton.ac.uk, which has been cc'ed to SUSU for more information. 


Here, you can view the complete set of official responses from the sabbatical officers regarding this submission.

Students' Union replied on

Friday 18th Jun 2021 1:00pm

Unfortunately graduations will not be possible in the summer of 2021. Although the government roadmap current plan for opening up of activity by July there is no certainty this will be possible. The University needs to start preparations for graduation almost a year in advance.

However SUSU are planning to run a series of in person events in line with government guidelines to celebrate with leaving students and the University will be running an online celebration for graduation. The university have committed to running an in person graduation for everyone who has not had the chance, as soon as it is logistically possible and safe to do so. 


  • Forwarded to Union President

    Friday 19th Mar 2021 10:25am


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