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The University of Bolton has been monitoring closely the developments in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As a result of this disruption (and following the Government’s lockdown measures), in order to ensure that everyone can plan and can attend the graduation ceremony, the ceremonial element of the graduation has been moved to early 2021 and will commence on Tuesday 23 February 2021 to Friday 26 February 2021. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to graduate on time this July (July 2020). Assessment Boards will take place as planned ensuring that no student eligible to graduate in July 2020 is disadvantaged.
As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is already causing significant financial disturbance. We believe it is vitally important to protect every student from any potential financial loss associated with flight and accommodation cancellation costs (or any other associated costs or losses) which might be incurred if the graduation ceremonies were to be postponed much closer to the July date. This is the reason we have decided to reschedule the ceremonies which will now take place from Tuesday 23 February 2021 to Friday 26 February 2021.
Please be assured that this decision will not affect your ability to be awarded your qualification. The Degree Congregations are the ceremonial element of your graduation, and awards will still be conferred following a final Assessment Board. Certificates for successful graduates will be posted out (where possible) up to eight weeks after the Board meets. This means that you will graduate as planned in July 2020 (but without a ceremony), and in February 2021 you will have the opportunity to celebrate your success at a graduation ceremony.
This action means that we will all be able to prioritise our health and wellbeing and enjoy the graduation ceremonies with our students and their families at a later date.
In October/November we will be sending you everything you’ll need to know about the day, including your official invitation. Once you receive your official invitation you will need to confirm your attendance via your student record. It is very important that you keep your contact details up to date.
We look forward to celebrating this wonderful achievement with you in February.