Summer Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled and End of Year Exams to be Conducted Online

Svilena Iotkovska | Editor in Chief

As of the 18th of March, Paul Layzell has put out a statement on Royal Holloway’s Student Intranet, outlining what the effects of the Coronavirus will be on students’ education, assessments and Summer graduations.

Following the suspension of face-to-face classes and lectures, the Principal has explained that the university’s next priority has been to review how students should complete the remainder of their exams and assessments.

The decision which the College has finally come to is that ‘end of year exams and assessments will be conducted online’ – more detailed information is expected to be provided by Friday, 3 April.

Layzell has further informed students that if finalists are to pass their end of year exams and assessments, they will receive their degree in July. However, there will be no Summer Graduation Ceremonies as he explains: ‘We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the formal Summer Graduation Ceremonies that would normally be held on campus in July’. Further measures will be taken to ensure that graduating students will be able to celebrate later on in the year; however, Layzell has not given any details as to what alternatives might be or when he will disclose further information.

For the latest updates, visit the Student Intranet here.

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