Don’t let Anglia Ruskin University take our graduation ceremony away from us!

Don’t let Anglia Ruskin University take our graduation ceremony away from us!

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Georgia Loveys started this petition to ARU Vice Chancellor and

I am a midwife who qualified in 2020 from Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford campus and this is on behalf of the midwifery cohort and the faculty of health, education, medicine and social care. 

The 2017 cohort had so many difficulties throughout their degrees.
We were the first midwifery cohort to have to pay £9250 per year for our course and not get a bursary.
The way we got mentored changed during our course.
Covid happened in our final year and we had to adapt. We got pulled into work for the NHS whilst completing all our uni work and dissertations whilst not seeing our families.

Uni just ended.

There was no ribbons day. We got no final day, we never saw our friends again.

Our summer ball was cancelled.

Then our graduation was postponed. We’ve qualified in the middle of a pandemic. We’ve shown resilience, compassion, adaptability and I am proud of every single one of my 2017 cohort colleagues.

So to receive an email to say that we won’t get an official graduation ceremony and it will now be online is an insult. We should be the cohort they should be fighting for to get a graduation ceremony for.

ARU have even put a date in for the 2021 class graduation, what a kick in the teeth. They say they are proud of us, but are they? 

A graduation ceremony is much more than just that. When you go to uni, the end goal of a graduation is what keeps you going. Especially in these tough times. The gowns and the hats and the photos, which mean a lot to the wider family. It’s taken so much away.

We stepped up to help the country in a pandemic and we get rewarded by our university who are proud of us with a free virtual graduation.

Please sign and share this petition so the class of 2020 of all the courses, midwives, nurses, paramedics etc can get the graduation ceremony they want and DESERVE!

thank you! 

 

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