Petition to reduce graduation fees amasses hundreds of votes

They’re kicking off


Angry almost-grads are crying out for the Provost to reduce the costs of Graduation through a petition which has amassed almost 1500 votes.

Fiona Day, a final year Linguistics student started a petition on Thursday following outrage at the cost of her imminent graduation.

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How much would you pay to graduate here?

The petition claims that, “having already paid thousands of pounds towards tuition fees, it is totally unreasonable that I now have to pay £78 to attend my own graduation”.

The cost of graduation is split in to £35 for attendance and £43 for obligatory gowns, on top of an added £35 for guests. This is on top of an eye-watering £27,000 in tuition fees over three years.

Straight to the point

Straight to the point

 

This petition hopes to: “celebration of graduand’s hard work at UCL, and not one which is only open to those who can afford it”.