Graduation was due to take place on Friday 23 July 2021, 4 days after lockdown restrictions are due to be lifted, with full social distancing measures in place and covid secure. This has now been cancelled, how and why? when thousands of people have been gathering for sporting events despite restrictions still in place. Theatres and cinemas are open with social distancing as well. How does a Graduation ceremony differ?
Plans have been made to include friends and family, gowns and photographs ordered, restaurants booked supporting local business, all to celebrate our young peoples achievement and success during a very difficult pandemic. Their whole university experience has been compromised, and they have dealt with it extremely well, surely they deserve a Graduation recognising their hard work and effort.
Support this petition and let's put pressure on the university to reverse their decision. Yet again young people are paying the price for executive decisions being made without consultation. Sign and share and let's make our voice heard.