Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I have an interest in how you have approached your graduation ceremonies during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please could you answer the following:

1) For your students who graduated in 2020, have they had an in-person graduation yet?

2) If no to question 1., are there plans to have an in-person graduation, when restrictions have been lifted? If so, will they be the same as previous cohorts (2019, 2018, etc.) and when are they currently planned for?

3) For your students who are due to graduate in 2021, will they have an in-person graduation? If no, what are your plans for these students?

Yours faithfully,

Kamran Ali

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr Ali

The University acknowledges receipt of your request and will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Freedom of Information Team will contact you if we require any further information.

Yours sincerely,
Lynsey Green

Lynsey Green
Information Compliance Officer | Department of Governance
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,Scotland, United Kingdom

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Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Mr Ali

 

I refer to your request for information below with response included. 

 

Request

1) For your students who graduated in 2020, have they had an in-person
graduation yet?  

No 

 

2) If no to question 1., are there plans to have an in-person graduation,
when restrictions have been lifted? If so, will they be the same as
previous cohorts (2019, 2018, etc.) and when are they currently planned
for?  

The University plans to hold in-person graduate ceremonies when it is safe
to do so and only when zero social distancing is in place. These will take
place in the main auditorium of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall where our
in-person graduation ceremonies normally take place. 

 

3) For your students who are due to graduate in 2021, will they have an
in-person graduation? If no, what are your plans for these students?  

Summer 2021 in-person graduations have been cancelled. The University
plans to give graduates from the class of summer 2021 an opportunity to
attend in-person graduate ceremonies when it is safe to do so and only
when zero social distancing is in place. No decision has been made yet
regarding Winter 2021 in-person graduations. 

 

Please find further information available
at: [1]https://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/essentials...

 

Please find attached a review notice setting out the steps you may take if
you are not satisfied with the response provided to your request. If there
are any questions in relation to this request, please contact the
University at [2][email address]

 

Yours Sincerely,

Lynsey Green

 

 

Lynsey Green 

Information Compliance Officer | Department of Governance 

Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,Scotland,
United Kingdom

 

 

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