University of Lincoln graduations officially postponed
It is now set to take place in April 2021
The University of Lincoln has taken the decision to postpone the upcoming September graduation ceremonies. In turn, these ceremonies have now been set to take place in April 2021.
The university moved to online teaching back in March to allow for social distancing, and since then, Varsity has been cancelled along with the societies and sports summer tour to Croatia.
The University has also cancelled all face-to-face assessments, following government advice: “In line with government guidance, no university in the UK including the University of Lincoln, is allowed to run any face-to-face assessments this academic year.”
The university’s graduation is usually held at Lincoln Cathedral, as well as the grounds of Lincoln Castle.
The University of Lincoln website has stated: “Given the current uncertainties, we would suggest you avoid incurring any expenses for travel or accommodation unless these are fully refundable. (The University will unfortunately not be able to reimburse any travel or accommodation expenses in the event of Graduation being postponed or cancelled.) We are pleased to confirm that the fee for your gown hire will be refundable in the event of having to postpone or cancel the ceremony.”
A spokesperson for the university said: “Given the current situation and in order to comply with government guidance around social distancing the University of Lincoln has taken the difficult decision to postpone its September graduation ceremonies.
“We have provisionally planned alternative dates for the ceremonies and hope that these will take place in April 2021, dependent on government advice at that time.
“Graduation is the culmination of the University experience and we are doing all we can to ensure that, despite Covid-19, our students do not miss out on the opportunity to graduate in person in the splendour of Lincoln Cathedral.”