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Congratulations class of 2020

28 July 2020

Class of 2021 Virtual Celebration

Over four hundred Journalism, Media and Culture undergraduate and postgraduate students graduated from the comfort of their homes when for the first-time graduation was held solely online.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cardiff University commemorated the class of 2020 with a pre-recorded ceremony, streamed on YouTube, featuring President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan and Head of School Professor Stuart Allan.

The ceremony, which can still be viewed on YouTube, featured the traditional proclamations along with the thoughts and insight of alumni such broadcaster and author as Professor Alice Roberts, BBC news presenter Huw Edwards and Wales rugby player Jamie Roberts.

Graduating students posted celebratory video messages and staff also shared messages of support from the School and the University community.

The Faces of students smiling
Our students showed their typically positive personalities with celebratory messages on Flipgrid.

Professor Stuart Allan noted that this year’s graduates had the distinction of graduating during the School’s fiftieth anniversary year, after it was founded by legendary journalist Sir Tom Hopkinson in 1970. Professor Allan went on to say, “Reflecting on your experiences with us, you know how much you have learned and how curious you are to continue learning.

“You are a critical, contrary, challenging thinker not afraid of pursuing difficult questions and impassioned about making the world a better place.

“We are confident you will proceed to overcome any setbacks with a typical JOMEC resolve, determination and can-do enthusiasm!”

Both graduates and staff can look forward to next year's celebrations when this year’s postponed physical ceremony will take place for both the class of 2020 and 2021.

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