Sussex class of 2020: take a look at their best alternative graduation pics

Almost better than the real thing?

2020 has been a whirlwind to say the least, but amidst all the craziness, our wonderful final years have still managed to stay on top of the grind and get that degree.

Of course, nothing could ever replace that feeling of climbing onstage in your gown and getting that all-important handshake with Sanjeev. It’s what every hopeful Sussex fresher dreams of. Although social distancing guidelines may have robbed you of such an opportunity (for now), that hasn’t stopped our freshly-baked grads from celebrating in ‘rona-friendly style.

Here’s a round up of some of Sussex’s best alternative graduation pics:

Some headed to the beach

Colour co-ordination? Check. Pretty scenery? Check. Degree? Triple check.

Who wants to sit in a stuffy auditorium when you can kick back to the sound of sea, sand and seagulls?

Hold onto your hats! Seriously, the seagulls are ruthless.

Let the i360 watch over you and grant you good career prospects.


Lots of you went for that garden party vibe

Sometimes good scenery is just out the back door.

Who needs a ceremony when you’ve got last year’s Christmas decorations and a really nice hedge?

Traditional robes? Boring, outdated, spenny. Colourful outfits, flowers and big smiles? Priceless.

Back at it again with the balloons. These grads really know how to put on a bash.


In line with government guidelines, many of you chose to #stayathome

Who knew that the most aesthetic place to graduate could be your living room?

Be sure to swipe for pooch pics 🐶

This graduation just screams 2020: the lilac overtones, the hyper-realistic book cake, the houseplants, and of course, a facetime call.


Some grads took things virtual

In the year 3000, this is how all graduation ceremonies will be held.

And Sanjeev made several (tiny) appearances

Though he be but little, he is fierce

It’s almost like the real thing!

Wherever or however you celebrate this year, a huge con-grad-ulations goes out to all new Sussex graduates!

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