Published on 23 November 2020
The University of Sunderland’s winter Graduations have a slightly different twist this year.
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding Covid-19, the live events have been transferred to an online celebration.
What has happened?
Earlier this year, the University took the difficult – but necessary – decision to postpone the July and November 2020 graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Why was this decision been taken?
The current situation – and its aftermath – is likely to affect the country for the foreseeable future. By making this decision, the University decided to explore alternative arrangements.
So, will I still actually graduate?
Yes, of course.
It is important to stress that the University intends for you to complete your awards and receive your degree certificates at the usual time. So our decision will not hinder your future. You will be a graduate of the University of Sunderland.
Well, what are these alternative arrangements?
So, we have planned three online Celebration Days for our students which will happen from Wednesday, November 25. This is a chance for our Class of 2020 to celebrate online with friends and family, as well as other students and staff from the University.
All students should have already been sent an email with information in.
And you can join the celebration here
Will this hinder me getting a job or applying for jobs?
You will be able to apply for jobs with your qualification, or further study if you wish.
So, what is happening - and when?
Wed Nov 25:
11am-12 noon – Live conferment of degrees for Education
12pm-1pm - Live conferment of degrees for Arts, Design and Creative Industries
Thurs Nov 26
1pm-2pm - Live conferment of degrees for Health Sciences and Wellbeing
2pm-3pm – Live conferment of degrees for Technology
Fri Nov 27
10am – 11am University of Sunderland in London degrees
11am-12pm – Live conferment of degrees for Business, Law and Tourism