UCLan plans graduation hat-trick in 11 days

Caps and gowns might be in short supply when the University of Central Lancashire stages two years of graduation ceremonies in the space on 11 days in September.

UCLan bosses, who were forced to call off all graduations in 2020 due to Covid, have also decided to postpone this July’s ceremonies for two months to allow the UK to complete its vaccination programme.

So the university will cram all the ceremonies into less than two weeks from September 6-17 to make sure all students get the celebration they deserve.

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“We’re absolutely delighted that our wonderful graduation ceremonies are returning,” said Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin.

UCLan will be running three graduation seasons in one come September.

“Graduation is my favourite time of the year as it represents everything that’s fantastic about our university - our students are recognised for their hard work and determination, our staff see the rewards of their effort and unwavering support, and our amazing campus is full of excitement and celebration.

"We understand how important these ceremonies are, not only for our graduating students but for their families too, so we can’t wait to welcome everybody back.”

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There have been no graduations at UCLan since December 2019 and so the September celebration will include July and December 2020 and July 2021.