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[Misc] Give the class of Brighton University 2020 a REAL graduation ceremony



dazzer6666

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Thanks for the reply. Edinburgh’s a lovely city, I spent a lot of time in Scotland in my 20’s.

It is, fantastic city..........I’ve worked there an awful lot over the years, so was quite pleased when she chose to study there. When she was at Uni I was making very regular business trips so it was great to be able to meet up - all worked out very well ! She did a long placement in Galashiels as part of her 4th year and liked the hospital so much applied for a job there.....and still there now. The Borders is beautiful.
 




Machiavelli

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Interesting that yours went to a local to home uni. When I went in the 80’s, everyone went to other parts of the UK. Part of it was the adventure of being well away from parents.

Is it quite common now for undergrad’s to choose a local uni, do you know?

Increasingly so, yes. I got a grant when I went to a Poly in the late 80s and, now alternatively, there's 9.25k a year fees, exorbitant rents, and an expensive cost of living -- even more so in the south.
 


Herr Tubthumper

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Yeah, cos a self congratulatory pat on the back is more important than other peoples health right?

You really can be a knob at times.

1) The students are not placing their want ahead of other’s health. They are asking to delay the ceremony until a time when it’s safe...at the moment they assume next summer.
2) Everything is pretty shit at the moment and now, more than ever, is the time to recognize, acknowledge and support others and give a “self congratulatory pat on the back” as you put it.

Above all, I’m staggered anyone can muster up energy to oppose such a simple and benign request, a request which has absolutely no impact on you, nor anyone not connected to those involved, in the slightest.
 


Herr Tubthumper

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Increasingly so, yes. I got a grant when I went to a Poly in the late 80s and, now alternatively, there's 9.25k a year fees, exorbitant rents, and an expensive cost of living -- even more so in the south.

A good friend of mine who posts on here was telling me about the costs of uni these days.....shocking and eye watering amounts. I had all my tuition fees paid, received a maintenance grant and got housing benefit. In short, everything was paid for.
 


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Interesting that yours went to a local to home uni. When I went in the 80’s, everyone went to other parts of the UK. Part of it was the adventure of being well away from parents.

Is it quite common now for undergrad’s to choose a local uni, do you know?

My son went to Sussex mainly because of the course, but still moved into halls and then a shared house, so we used to see him about once a fortnight when he would drop in for Sunday dinner from work or occasionally for Breakfast in Town. (And at the football, obviously)

I find the whole graduation thing funny as it was a huge effort to persuade him to go to his graduation, so that Mrs Wz and Ms Wz could get dressed up and go for a nice meal. He never went to the Graduation for his Masters. 'Not his sort of thing' :lolol:
 
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Tom Hark Preston Park

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It’s all **** isn’t it...............but have to say the graduation ceremony for Brighton wasn’t all that anyway when we went a couple of years ago for Junior’s thing (incredibly, the same day as the Valencia friendly.....and his Uni housemate was from Valencia- so after the ceremony and a meal we all went to the game together which made the day memorable, not the endless procession of students on stage for 10 seconds each). The venue doesn’t help - Brighton Centre just doesn’t feel quite right either.

Hire the gown, get some professional photos done and have whatever family/friends celebration you can at the time I reckon. Suspect we’ll be in the same boat again in the summer.

This sounds to me to be the very best advice
 


studio150

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With the groupings announced for being eligible for the vaccine I doubt that delaying the graduation event to 2021 will be enough it may need to be pushed out to 2022 so that the students have taken the vaccine.
 








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It is, fantastic city..........I’ve worked there an awful lot over the years, so was quite pleased when she chose to study there. When she was at Uni I was making very regular business trips so it was great to be able to meet up - all worked out very well ! She did a long placement in Galashiels as part of her 4th year and liked the hospital so much applied for a job there.....and still there now. The Borders is beautiful.

I know the borders well, we spent time all over Scotland .... except Dumfries and Galloway for some reason! Peebles is beautiful. Years before that when I was 17 and just passed my driving test, I drove with mates to the stunning Cairngorms. We took the borders route over Carter Bar (A68?). Beautiful scenery.
 






dazzer6666

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My son went to Sussex mainly because of the course, but still moved into halls and then a shared house, so we used to see him about once a fortnight when he would drop in for Sunday dinner from work or occasionally for Breakfast in Town. (And at the football, obviously)

I find the whole graduation thing funny as it was a huge effort to persuade him to go to his graduation, so that Mrs Wz and Ms Wz could get dressed up and go for a nice meal. He never went to the Graduation for his Masters. 'Not his sort of thing' :lolol:

.....and bring a load of washing home, empty the fridge and cupboards of food..........etc ? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
 


knocky1

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Combination of factors in his case.....looked at several but didn’t get offers from all (or was unlikely to get the grades required for a couple). He still stayed away as was at the Eastbourne campus so ended up with the best of both worlds I guess - typical Uni life, but could come home if it suited and could carry on watching the Albion. He’s doing a Masters (sports performance analysis) now at Chichester which has also worked out very well as his placement is local. There are only 7 or so Unis in the uk offering the course.

Daughter went to Edinburgh (always her first choice), loves Scotland and has stayed up there - she’s also doing a Masters part time, back at Edinburgh.

****! Junior was just leaving school when I last saw you both together at Hove Park Parkrun. I'm sure that was only a couple of months ago........................
 








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Increasingly so, yes. I got a grant when I went to a Poly in the late 80s and, now alternatively, there's 9.25k a year fees, exorbitant rents, and an expensive cost of living -- even more so in the south.

I remember the numbers in my mid-80's time. Obviously, the course was paid for by the state and you didn't get to find out how much was paid to the uni.

Then a maintenance grant of £1,900 per annum - but I didn't qualify as my Dad was a higher rate tax payer, so he paid me the £1,900 instead. The halls of residence took £30 per week, which included full board really nice food in the canteen, so x 30 weeks = £900. Leaving me with £900 for beer, travel, tiny subs for uni clubs etc, which I supplemented by working many days (not full time) in the holidays.

I'll admit, some students and graduates don't, that it was a semi-jolly. Plenty of lay ins, sport, boozy nights, and being a typical male assignments were completed near the deadlines.
 


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Whilst your daughter has my sympathy and you should quite rightly be proud of her, is it really worth the risk of a potential 'super spreader' event? Everyone is affected by this pandemic so not quite sure why some think they should be the exception. We have the vaccine on the horizon and if the graduation ceremony is so important then do it when it can be done safely.

Yeah, cos a self congratulatory pat on the back is more important than other peoples health right?

See, the two posts here, basically express the same opinion. One manages to express it politely, with justification and constructive suggestion.

The other is just spiteful.


Above all, I’m staggered anyone can muster up energy to oppose such a simple and benign request, a request which has absolutely no impact on you, nor anyone not connected to those involved, in the slightest.

Sad, isn’t it. Imagine being permanently spiteful. What a way to live.
 


GT49er

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Interesting that yours went to a local to home uni. When I went in the 80’s, everyone went to other parts of the UK. Part of it was the adventure of being well away from parents.

Is it quite common now for undergrad’s to choose a local uni, do you know?

I did the same in the 60s, choosing a Uni. a long way from home. In those days, of course - and I believe it was still so in the 80s? - we had student grants, and the tuition fees were paid by the county council.
These days I guess a lot of students just can't afford to do that.
 




Machiavelli

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You really can be a knob at times.

1) The students are not placing their want ahead of other’s health. They are asking to delay the ceremony until a time when it’s safe...at the moment they assume next summer.
2) Everything is pretty shit at the moment and now, more than ever, is the time to recognize, acknowledge and support others and give a “self congratulatory pat on the back” as you put it.

Above all, I’m staggered anyone can muster up energy to oppose such a simple and benign request, a request which has absolutely no impact on you, nor anyone not connected to those involved, in the slightest.

In one of your generous moods today?
 


Weststander

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I did the same in the 60s, choosing a Uni. a long way from home. In those days, of course - and I believe it was still so in the 80s? - we had student grants, and the tuition fees were paid by the county council.
These days I guess a lot of students just can't afford to do that.

A great achievement by you to get there in the 60's, possibly aided by all the uni building at that time?
 


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