Virtual celebrations to honour Keele’s Class of 2020

A day of virtual celebrations is set to be held for Keele’s Class of 2020 to mark the end of their studies with their fellow students and lecturers. 

The official graduation ceremony has been postponed until next year, but the Class of 2020 will be able to celebrate their accomplishments with a day of virtual celebrations on Wednesday, July 15th. 

The day will be held to congratulate and celebrate students on completing their courses in some of the most challenging circumstances. 

The celebrations will be held across Keele’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn channels, with videos from staff and students, as well as congratulatory messages from alumni and honorary graduates, being shared throughout the day, all using the #KeeleClassOf2020 hashtag. 

Students are also invited to share photos, videos and memories of their time at Keele which will be shared throughout the day across Keele’s social media accounts. 

Dr Anne Loweth, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Students, said: “We are thrilled to be able to mark the achievements of Keele’s Class of 2020 with our day of virtual celebrations. All of our students have adapted tremendously to the unprecedented challenges they have faced this year and have continued to excel, so we’re pleased to be able to celebrate the success of the Class of 2020 with the students, their families and their lecturers.” 

Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice Chancellor of Keele University, added: “I’m incredibly proud of every single one of our students and the way they’ve adjusted to this new way of working, particularly our Class of 2020 for whom the change has come at such a pivotal moment of their courses. They should be extremely proud of themselves and I'm pleased to be joining them for the virtual celebrations on July 15th, and look forward to welcoming them back for their official graduation ceremony on campus next year.”