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A graduation message from Associate Professor, Gill Frigerio

Graduation is one of my favourite events of the year – a chance to be part of some pomp and ceremony, see campus looking great and feed off the energy of relieved graduates and proud friends and family. Smiles a mile wide all round.

Of course in Covid times its not possible to gather in Butterworth Hall so in the Career Studies and Coaching team we have made a virtue out of a necessity and developed an online celebration. Its less hot and sweaty, and shorter, and we can also include those who have achieved Postgraduate awards, certificates and diplomas. (In our area these are our most common awards but formal graduation is for those with an MA only).

Last week we met online, played the Warwick anthem and watched a video of the gradation procession that had been recorded by somebody’s Dad in 2019 and uploaded to youtube. Each graduate was able to say a little about their course highlights and what they are taking forward, and we marked the transition from student to graduate. There wasn’t much pomp, but we did have some silly hats, part poppers, and a warm feeling of appreciation for all that students bring to the course.

So, well done to everyone who had an award confirmed by a recent exam board. Keep in touch and good luck for the future!

Thu 15 Jul 2021, 15:56