Graduation Ceremonies

Posted in Governance and administration on September 24th, 2021 by steve

IrelandRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the person or body which determines whether graduation ceremonies will be held in person or online; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 September]

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University chiefs blasted for refusal to budge on holding graduations online

Posted in Governance and administration on September 16th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University chiefs blasted by thousands of families for forcing students to graduate online at the end of next month – despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions – have insisted they’re not for turning. In one week flat, over 3,000 people have signed an online petition that challenges the refusal by Technological University Dublin (TUD) bigwigs to hold in-person graduation ceremonies between October 26-29 …” (more)

[Dublin Live, 16 September]

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Graduands given choice between virtual or deferred ceremony

Posted in Governance and administration on September 29th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Graduands who would have graduated at commencement ceremonies at the start of November have been given an option between being conferred at a virtual ceremony, or deferring their graduation to a future date. Students due to graduate can choose between a virtual ceremony in November, or deferring their ceremony to a live event at some time in the future …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 28 September]

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UCD To Hold ‘In-Person’ Celebrations After Online Graduation Ceremonies

Posted in Governance and administration on August 16th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) will hold ‘in-person’ celebration ceremonies for students whose degrees have been conferred virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement by the UCD Students’ Union …” (more)

[Nessa Collins, College Tribune, 14 August]

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UCD September Graduation Ceremonies to be Held Online

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) will be holding virtual graduation ceremonies this September due to COVID-19 restrictions, according to the UCD Conferring Unit. Jennifer McGowan, Conferring and Awards Assistant at the UCD Conferring Unit, confirmed to a student by email that upcoming graduation ceremonies ‘will be virtual, but we will be letting students know if this changes’ …” (more)

[Nessa Collins, College Tribune, 14 July]

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More virtual graduation excitement

Posted in Governance and administration on May 20th, 2020 by steve

International“We recently looked at the issue of how universities were going to approach graduation under lockdown. One of the most entertaining approaches included the involvement of robots in place of graduands at a Japanese university …” (more)

[Paul Greatrix, Wonkhe, 18 May]

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Coronavirus: Queens University to hold virtual graduation ceremonies

Posted in Governance and administration on May 3rd, 2020 by steve

“Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) will not hold graduation ceremonies on its campus this summer. The university emailed students at the weekend to tell them it will hold ‘virtual’ ceremonies for students due to graduate instead …” (more)

[Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 3 May]

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