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Graduation update

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Graduation Day and the Graduation Party is a memorable day in the Harper Adams calendar, an event that gives you the chance to celebrate with your friends and family everything you have achieved during your time at University. Whilst we had all hoped that the September Graduation Day and the Post- Graduation Party will be able to continue as planned, the University is currently not yet in a position to confirm that this large-scale event will be possible at this time, given the statement made by the Governments Chief Medical Advisor. 

The University is currently looking at alternative plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic in case the proposed September month cannot go ahead. The Students’ Union will be keeping regular contact with the University regarding this issue so that we can effectively plan your graduation party. We are uncertain when this information will be available to students and it may take some time, due to the current stage of the COVID-19 crisis and the Government’s response, to confirm all the options available. 

The University and Students’ Union are committed to holding both a Graduation Day and Party for our students for when you can finally get together again and celebrate your time at University, even if this means pushing it back to later in the academic year.

 In addition to this, the University is strongly advising that you don’t make any payments towards this event for either travel or accommodation for September unless you are confident they are 100% refundable. The University and Students’ Union will not be responsible for any expenses made by you or your family and friends on the event, in case this is postponed. 

We can confirm on behalf of your Student Union, that if you have purchased any graduation merchandise or Year Books that these will be available at your graduation ceremony. If you are unable to attend the event should it be postponed, we will ensure your items are posted to you. Please be reassured that a Post-Graduation Party will take place following the Graduation ceremony and we will be able to update you when we know more.

We understand how important this event is for all of you and we will update you when we know more. In the meantime, stay at home and stay safe.


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