University of Stirling announces return to in-person graduations after Covid break


Students at the University of Stirling will finally have the chance to celebrate their studies as it confirmed a return to in-person graduations.

Ceremonies have been put on hold for the past several years due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the big event on the university calendar will return with a ceremony in early April for those graduating from one-year programs.

The summer graduation program kicks off during the week of June 21-27 and those who completed their studies in 2020 and 2021 finally had a chance to celebrate their achievements properly.

After that, the 2022 intake will receive their awards on June 29 and 30.

Winter graduations will also return, with the 2022 intake having the opportunity to celebrate on November 24-25.

The ceremonies are the first to be held on campus since November 2019, and those graduating in April and those in the 2020 and 2021 cohort who expressed interest in attending a future event will receive their invitations later this month. .

Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “Graduation is the highlight of the university calendar, a time when we all pause to celebrate the achievements of our graduates with their families and friends.

“I am delighted to confirm that graduations are planned for 2022, and we look forward to welcoming this year’s graduates, as well as those of 2020 and 2021, to campus to recognize this special moment.

“While we have marked graduations for the past two years, the pandemic has prevented us from holding in-person ceremonies.

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“We are grateful to our graduates and their families for their patience and understanding during this time, and we all look forward to a day to remember later this year.

“I am incredibly grateful to all of our university staff who have worked incredibly hard over the past two years, and continue to do so, to ensure that our students are fully supported to meet their academic requirements, while keeping our community safe. campus. ”

June graduates will receive their invitations in March and November graduates will receive theirs in September.

University directors also warned attendees not to make travel arrangements until invitations are formally sent out and reiterated that all events were subject to Scottish Government and public health advice.

Former Prime Minister and University President Jack McConnell

University of Stirling Chancellor, and former Prime Minister, Lord Jack McConnell added: “Over the next 12 months, I look forward to personally congratulating our 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates. They all deserve to enjoy their moment on stage after the unprecedented event. completion of his studies at Stirling.

“All of these students have faced incredible challenges, but they have succeeded, and I am thrilled that they will be able to celebrate here on campus for the next few months. I am incredibly proud of the way the students and staff of the university have navigated these times. Coming back from graduation will be a special moment for everyone.”


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