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Perth College UHI Graduations – Frequently Asked Questions

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We have made the difficult decision, in consultation with the Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA) that there will be no graduation ceremonies, either in person or virtually during 2021. We are disappointed - graduation ceremonies are a special occasion for all students, staff, family, and friends.

Students finishing in 2021 will still receive official confirmation of their awards from the awarding body as they normally would, with higher education students having their awards conferred and graduating in absentia. We still wish to mark your achievements and will be in touch to invite students to special celebratory events when it is safe to do so. The format and timing of these events will be determined in due course.

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Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Please see our Celebration Privacy Notice for full details of how your data will be used.

If you object to the publication of your personal data please login to student records at www.studentjourney.uhi.ac.uk to opt out. 

This must be completed by 24 September 2021.

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Will the Graduation Ceremony go ahead?

Will the Graduation Ceremony go ahead?

No. This difficult decision has been made in response to the Government guidelines regarding the coronavirus threat to our health. The safety and well-being of our students, staff, their families and friends are of the utmost importance to us.

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Will the Ceremony be rearranged?

Will the Ceremony be rearranged?

Unfortunately, we are not able to confirm a rescheduled Ceremony date at the moment, as we do not yet know how the health and safety restrictions will lift fully.

If and when it is safe to hold any special event, where your achievements will be celebrated, we will be in touch to provide more details. The format and timing of any event will be determined in due course.

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Will there be any celebration to mark my achievements in 2021?

Will there be any celebration to mark my achievements in 2021?

I'm a 2021 Graduate

We want to ensure graduating students have an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and we are committed to working with HISA to mark your achievements, including congratulatory messages from The Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and College Principal, which will be posted on our Graduation web pages.

We will invite the class of 2021 to join us in our celebration week in the Autumn. We know it won't be the same, but hope it will mark this important time and success in your life.

I'm a 2020 Graduate

We have made the difficut decision to cancel face-to-face Graduation and Awards Ceremonies and Celebration Events during 2021 due to Covid-19.

Sadly, this also means we won't be able to hold any Celebration Events this year for those students who graduated or recieved an award in 2020.

We will continue to look for ways we can celebrate together in the future.

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Am I still a Graduate if there is no Graduation Ceremony?

Am I still a Graduate if there is no Graduation Ceremony?

 Yes. As there will be no Ceremony you graduate in absentia.

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How and when will I receive my certificate now that my Graduation Ceremony has been cancelled?

How and when will I receive my certificate now that my Graduation Ceremony has been cancelled?

Students finishing this year will still receive official confirmation of their awards from the awarding body as they normally would, with higher education students having their awards conferred and graduating in absentia.

While the University hopes to be able to send degree certificates out by post later in the summer, this will depend on how the public health emergency has evolved and if restrictions are still in place at that time. Further information/instructions on how you will receive your certificate will be sent to all affected students as soon as we can.

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Did you consult graduating students about cancelling the Graduation Ceremony?

Did you consult graduating students about cancelling the Graduation Ceremony?

All UHI colleges made this difficult decision, in consultation with the Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA), that there will be no UHI graduation ceremonies, either in person or virtually during 2021.

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Contact Us

If your query is regarding the Graduation Ceremony and Celebration Event please contact:

graduationcoordinator.perth@uhi.ac.uk

If your query is regarding your Award Certificate or changes to your contact details please contact:

sro@uhi.ac.uk