As well as being the start of the new academic year, this is also the time that last year’s cohort graduates. Let’s look at how people celebrate in the U.K.
When people graduate, they normally wear a long gown, sometimes with different colours around the neck to show the course or level that they studied. This is worn with a flat top hat, known as a mortarboard.
Graduates come together for a ceremony to mark the end of their course. This will normally include talks from guest speakers and senior faculty members, such as the dean. The ceremony is quite formal and people take it very seriously.
Graduates receive their certificates and sometimes, additional awards. Each person goes up, in turn, to receive their certificate, while family and friends cheer them on. It is a very happy time, after all the hard work during the course.
Afterwards, people celebrate with each other by going for meals and drinks together. It is a really big celebration and a chance to say goodbye to tutors and classmates before starting your career.
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