Cardiff Class of 2020 will have a graduation ceremony in 2021

Ceremonies are to take place next July

Due to the impact of Coronavirus, Cardiff University’s graduation ceremonies have been cancelled and moved online. However, students have now received an email from the university stating that the students due to graduate this year will be having their ceremonies next summer alongside the class of 2021.

In a statement by the university, it says “your traditional graduation ceremony has been postponed until 2021 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”

The university is planning for the traditional ceremony to be held next summer. However, some raised concerns the ceremony would be shared with the class of 2021.

A Cardiff University spokesperson told The Cardiff Tab: “we are currently planning for ceremonies to take place next July for both the class of 2020 and 2021. They will be separate and split over two weeks.”

The ceremonies are expected to take the “traditional event format and will be held at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.”

For the time being, the university will be hosting a virtual celebration this summer “in addition to next year’s formal ceremonies.”

Decisions will be taken in the Autumn “regarding ceremony allocation for both cohorts.”

As the future with Covid-19 is still uncertain, “they will be subject to government guidance and public health advice at that time.”

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