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Virtual Graduation Ceremony 2021
Please see FAQs below for details on this year’s yearbook.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony 2020
Virtual Graduation Ceremony 2020/2021 – Education
Statement from the Graduation Team
Buckingham was amongst the first universities to respond to the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the UK back in March 2020. This meant taking the difficult decision to cancel our graduation ceremony in order to help protect graduands and their loved ones.
The health, welfare and safety of community is our number one priority. With this in mind, we have decided to host a series of virtual graduation ceremonies on 20 March 2021 that will honour our 2020 graduates and 2021 graduands. We understand that this may be a different graduation experience to what you expected, however, we hope this way will allow you to safely share in the occasion with your closest friends and family.
Great steps are being taken across the globe to help combat Covid-19 and the restraints it presents. Once the appropriate scientific advancements have been made and government restrictions allow, it is our hope to organise an alumni homecoming event where you will be able to attend a re-conferral ceremony if you so wish, toast your success, and purchase professional graduation photographs. We will let you know as soon as we are able to release further details.
We hope you will tune in with us for your virtual Graduation ceremony at 3pm on 20 March and if you are unavailable on the day, the link will be kept on the page for you to view at your own convenience. Information will be regularly updated on this webpage: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/graduation
The Graduation Team
Our gown supplier, Ede and Ravenscroft, have made arrangements for students to hire gowns to UK addresses allowing you to celebrate at home and take your own photos, gowns will not be required for viewing the Graduation, as there is no home interaction. Further information can be found here:
Certificates for our 2020 Graduates were posted last year. If you have not received yours, please contact email@example.com.
Certificate for our 2021 Graduands who were due to attend our March 2021 Ceremonies will be posted out week commencing Monday 22 March 2021. Post is sent by first class mail to UK addresses and airmail to overseas addresses. If you would prefer the peace of mind of having your certificate sent by DHL courier, you can pay £25 through the online payment portal:
Will Graduation be hosted via Zoom?
The Graduation is not a live event, it is pre-recorded and will be available to watch from 3pm on Saturday 20th March
Is there a dress code?
The Graduation is not an interactive event, you do not need to wear a gown, but nothing is stopping you dressing up to watch it!
Will there be an opportunity to attend Graduation in person next year?
It is important that we hold a virtual Graduation Ceremony this March in order to confer your degrees. However, we do hope to include re-conferral ceremonies as part of our alumni homecoming celebrations. We will let you know as soon as we are able to release further details.
I am local to Buckingham, can I pick up my degree certificate as soon as possible?
All certificates will be sent out week beginning 22nd March. If you are local and wish to collect your certificate during that week, please email us so that we can take you off of the mailing list.
Will we be sent a link for the Graduation?
The link will be accessible on our Graduation page from Saturday 20th March https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/graduation
Do we need to confirm our attendance?
No you do not need to confirm your attendance, the event has been pre recorded
Can I order merchandise?
Yes, you will be able to order hoodies etc through Campus Clothing, the link will be available via the webpage https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/graduation
Is there a yearbook this year?
Yes! Please see information below;
We are teaming up with GradFinale once again to produce our fantastic graduate yearbook, helping you to commemorate your time at Buckingham.
The yearbook gives you the chance to reflect on the good times you had as a student and share some of your fondest memories. You will receive a free digital version as a graduation gift – your log in details will be emailed to you when the book goes live.
We are asking for everyone to take a few minutes to fill in their individual profile and upload their photos. To add your entry please visit: https://www.gradfinale.co.uk/static/register
To qualify for your FREE digital yearbook we do need you to fill in your profile. We want to see every graduate included.
In line with the University of Buckingham’s Privacy Notice, personal data (including award and classification) will be published in the award ceremony booklet. This information will also be passed to third parties involved in the ceremonies (including our local paper and commemorative clothing suppliers). All published details will be available on our archive and our website following the relevant graduation events. Please note that having your degree conferred during virtual proceedings will not impact on your eligibility to attend a Ceremony in person in the Summer of 2022.