Graduation will be held at Carrow Road this year
This is very exciting
Graduation at UEA has traditionally been held in the dreary Congregation Hall building, but this year it's moving.
In a student bulletin, the University has announced the 2018 summer graduation ceremony will be held at Carrow Road Stadium.
As it is a bigger venue, this means that each student will be allocated three guest tickets instead of the usual two.
Ian Callaghan, Acting Registrar and Secretary said: "The ceremonies themselves will take place on a specially constructed stage on the pitch at the foot of the famous Barclay Stand, with other areas of the stadium used for group photographs and post-ceremony celebrations."
Maddie Colledge, Postgraduate Officer for UEA SU, was somewhat downbeat about the news, commenting: “Whilst there’s not a lot of love lost for Congregation Hall, we know many students will be disappointed that their Graduation won’t be happening on campus in 2018 – if only the Uni had left itself the time or budget to consult on other options like a campus marquee or the Cathedral.
“To help make up for any disappointment we’re asking Uni to facilitate an opportunity for students’ friends and family to visit the campus and get some photographs, and for returning students we’re also seeking reassurance that the Congo works will be worth it – new furniture, IT facilities and a lick of paint all feature prominently in feedback.”
Regardless, the grad pictures next year are going to be on fire, with not one ugly concrete building in sight.