Submitted by Wai-Wah Tsang
Virtual degree ceremony
I hope all is well. I thought I would apprise you of current news from the Tsang household from the past couple of weeks. I went to University House last Thursday to return some equipment that I was no longer using for ‘working at home’. Returning to the building felt like a mini-holiday! I was so pleased to return to the building, even if it was only for an hour. I can see all of the safety precautions in place: increased signage, one-way systems, hand sanitiser stations, etc. It definitely requires getting used to for sure when we return to the University House. I was assuming that I would be alone but to my shock, there were members of the Student Records team as well and the Enrolment and Degree Ceremonies team. PEOPLE!!! I actually got to see PEOPLE!!! Not in the virtual sense either!!! I think you can tell from my amazement that I have been strict with adhering to social distancing rules and have only been in contact with immediate family. It was wonderful to see my colleagues and it just puts things into perspective and to be grateful for what we’ve got.
As you are aware, the degree ceremonies have been postponed this summer and Tuesday 14th July was meant to be the date of my graduation. Keeping with the theme of the lockdown life and looking formal only from the waist up, we decided to carry out our own ‘degree ceremony’ with the family. Please see the mini clip attached. Celebrating with the kids (Mason – 4 and Ethan - 7) is actually a blessing as they would not be able to join the official ceremony because they would be busy with school. As least we all have something to remember the day with.
Work within the Student Recruitment team is as busy as ever as we are now engaging digitally with our engagement activities. Let’s hope that they are just as successful as our face-to-face pre-departure activities with Warwick Offer Holders. That’s all for now. Wishing you all the best.