Ayrshire College arranges virtual graduation for 2020
The class of 2019/20 at Ayrshire College will be able to celebrate their graduation this year – at an online ceremony taking place on Friday 6 November 2020.
Ongoing Covid-19 restrictions surrounding indoor events have resulted in the cancellation of College’s usual graduation ceremonies at Ayr Town Hall, the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, and the Abbey Church in Kilwinning.
However, the College is determined to make sure the hard work of its students, particularly in such a difficult year, is celebrated in style.
A unique virtual event has been organised at 7:30pm on Friday 6 November 2020 to mark the achievements of HND graduates and non-returning HNC graduates across 10 curriculum areas.
To make the occasion as memorable as possible, graduates are encouraged to hire a gown as they graduate from the comfort of their own home and share their photographs on social media using the hashtag #ayrshiregrads. Graduation gowns can be ordered at https://graduation-services.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation/ and cost £30, with free delivery and returns.
The College has been working hard to make this year’s graduation ceremony just as special as any other year, with several famous faces recording messages of congratulations to the graduates that will be played throughout the evening.
A key part of Ayrshire College’s usual graduation ceremonies – honouring the ‘Student of the Year’ for each curriculum area – is going ahead this year, with the award recipients now being revealed daily on the College’s social media pages.
Letters have been sent out to eligible graduates detailing how to sign up for their special day. Graduates can register now for the virtual graduation at: https://ayrshire-college-graduation-2020.heysummit.com/.
Ayrshire College Principal Carol Turnbull said: "Graduation days are highlights of our College year and always a favourite occasion for staff and Board members of the College. It is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students along with those of the wider college, and to reflect on the exceptional talent we have in Ayrshire. It is a different type of celebration this year but, nevertheless, it is important that we acknowledge and celebrate our graduates' achievements."