Published on 26 June 2020
The University of Sunderland’s Summer Graduations had been due to take place between July 6 and July 10 2020, at the Stadium of Light
However due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, the live events have now been postponed.
What has happened?
Earlier this year, the University took the difficult – but necessary – decision to postpone the July 2020 graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Why was this decison been taken?
The current situation – and its aftermath – is likely to affect the country for the foreseeable future. By making this decision, the University can begin exploring 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 an online Celebration Day for our students which will happen on Wednesday, July 8. 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.
We are also encouraging everyone to raise a glass, at 2pm on the day. to celebrate the students' achievements.
All students should have already been sent an email with information in.
We are also aiming to reschedule the in-person graduation ceremonies to later in this calendar year.
We are exploring the options, dates, and looking at how this could work, so we will keep you informed.
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.
Will this information be updated regularly?
Yes. We will be keeping a close watch on the changing national picture and keep you fully up-to-date with any changes or dates that you will need to put in your diary.