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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The University of Liverpool will not hold in-person graduation ceremonies this summer - leaving students devastated. The University has confirmed that it will postpone this summer's planned ceremonies to a later date, disappointing final year students as well as those who still haven't been able to celebrate their graduation from 2020. Uni bosses said it has taken the 'difficult decision' to delay the events, due to take place in July, so that it can provide 'the best experience possible based on any guidance for large indoor events issued in the next phase of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap." Do you think it right that the ceremonies be postponed? Let us know in the comments below But angry students, who have had a torrid year of disruption because of the pandemic, have pointed to the fact that other local universities, including Liverpool John Moores, are planning to go ahead with in-person graduations and claim that the University is not willing to consider options including smaller group graduations or outdoor ceremonies. Get a Liverpool Echo newsletter today The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day. There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox. How to sign up for an Echo Email Update 1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link. 2) Put your email in the box where indicated 3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want. 4) Press Save changes and that's it! Gabriella Biasillo is 22 and from Wirral, she is completing her third year in law at the university She said: "This news is devastating for myself and other students. "We were looking forward to some formal recognition for our hard work, particularly as we have dealt with the difficulties from remote learning and have not had the experience we had hoped for.
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. "We have had to work remotely which has been really difficult thus not getting any recognition for all the hard work just feels devastating and we have had absolutely no reduction in fees despite the reduced quality of education." A petition objecting to the decision, which has already gathered 2,500 signatures, has been launched by Sophie Pantellerisco, who stated: "With restrictions easing on the 17th May and ending on the 21st June, following the Prime Minister's announcement, there is no justification for the University of Liverpool to deny their 2021 cohort of a in person graduation week commencing 19th July. "They have ignored suggestions such as having the ceremony outside, or splitting it into smaller groups, instead they have offered us a virtual graduation, even though restrictions would have ended 4 weeks prior. "The 2021 cohort has gone through one of the worst University experiences over the past 24 months. "We have gone through 3 sets of strikes (including the one about to happen, disrupting our final assessments), had to spend the past 18 months virtually learning with no extra support, had to carry on paying rent for accommodation we where not living in or having to stay in these rooms whilst being completely isolated and we have just received this news during the FINAL assessments/ exam period informing us that we will not be graduating."
She added: "We deserve this opportunity to bring together our hard work and celebrate our achievements through the pandemic. " A University of Liverpool spokesperson, said: “We fully understand that the decision to postpone this summer’s ceremonies until a later date is disappointing news for our final year students, who are working so hard to achieve their degrees in the very difficult circumstances created by the pandemic. “Like many universities across the country, we have taken the difficult decision to delay these events for a short period in order that we can provide the best experience possible based on any guidance for large indoor events issued in the next phase of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap. Equally, we hope that staging these events at a later date will make it easier for the thousands of students and their families who may be affected by current travel restrictions. “We will be inviting all our 2020 and summer 2021 graduates back to Liverpool to attend an event in-person, and aim for the first of these to take place this autumn.”
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