In some news that is long, long overdue, the University of Nottingham have confirmed that graduation ceremonies will now be free to attend. This brings an end to a long running issue, which has seen considerable lobbying in recent times. The news has been welcomed by students. Read on for more.
Significant efforts have been made in recent years to try and lift the fee that is demanded by the University to attend graduation ceremonies. While this isn’t unheard of at UK Universities, it is rare to see.
In previous years, while students attended for free, a £20 fee was levied against any guest wishing to attend. This unsurprisingly caused controversy, considering the vast funds spent by students on tuition fees alone.
Yet changes have now been implemented. Each student will get two free guest tickets, and will be eligible to purchase a third ticket. Students will still need to pay the £45 fee for gown hiring – though this is standard procedure across all UK institutions.
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No one should have to pay money to attend a Graduation ceremony – a day which is often very memorable. This is some good news for the students at the University of Nottingham, with the changes benefiting the class of 2018.