Around 1,500 graduates returned a year after they finished their degrees to celebrate at their in-person graduation ceremonies.
The class of 2020 had their original ceremonies delayed due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and had previously marked the occasion at online graduation celebrations.
Swapping Zoom parties at home for in-person celebrations at The Barbican Centre in London, graduates from all five of City’s Schools reunited with course mates, lecturers, families and friends as they reflected on the end of their undergraduate journeys.
City graduates celebrate their proud moment.
A round of applause for City’s graduates.
A special guest at graduation.
Face coverings were worn on stage.
City graduate celebrates her graduation.
Three graduates doff their caps.
Two graduates throw their hats.
Balloons to mark the occasion.
City graduates pose for the camera.
To ensure the ceremonies were carried out safely, the auditorium operated at a reduced capacity, attendees were encouraged to wear face coverings and graduates doffed their caps instead of shaking hands.
The six ceremonies spread over three days also invited Professor Anthony Finkelstein to celebrate with students at his first in-person graduation event as City’s President.
Six graduates who made the short walk across the stage were selected as student speaker for their ceremonies, where they spoke about their journeys, memories of City and what they have been up to since finishing their courses last year.
Representing the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering was student speaker Raffi Maurer (BSc Computer Science 2020), who spoke about the power of technology in his speech.
Speaking for Bayes Business School was Pei Yi Ellie Goh (BSc Banking and International Finance 2020), who marked City’s first in-person graduation since changing the name of its Business School.
You can see all of the graduation action on City’s official social media channels. The hashtag is #CityGrad and you can still share your pictures and memories of graduation on social media.