26 June: Final Year Students: Examination Results and Graduations Update

Issued: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 09:00:52 BST

Dear Class of 2020,

I know that some of you are still anxiously waiting for your results. This year, the No Detriment policy has meant that the calculation of degree outcomes has been complex and so these are taking longer than usual. The crucially important thing is to obtain accurate outcomes and so I hope you will forgive us for taking a little longer to ensure this. We are trying very hard to publish all of the remaining results by the end of next week.

The vast majority of you have successfully completed your degrees and so I offer you my heartfelt congratulations. All of your hard work has paid off and you have successfully gained a degree from the University of Glasgow. You should be proud of your achievements especially in the most challenging of circumstances.

I know it is incredibly disappointing for you that you won’t have a graduation ceremony in the University with your family and friends on campus this summer. We are equally disappointed and that is why we want to reassure you that we are committed to holding events to celebrate the achievements of all our new graduates here on campus when it is safe to do so. We will uphold that promise to you.

In the meantime, we will post your graduation parchment out to you by the end of July as we know many students will require this for Postgraduate Courses and potential job applications.  

We are also planning a host of online celebrations across the UofG social media channels during the week of 29 June – 3 July specifically for you – our incredible Class of 2020. This will include special video messages and celebratory stories so keep an eye on the channels next week. We know a lot of you will also be having online alternatives with your peers, classmates and faculty, so we have created a dedicated website: Graduation which includes downloadable Zoom backgrounds, social media customised gifs, stickers and filters and a #UofGgrad20 wall of fame. We look forward to seeing all of your social media celebrations.

Reaching this milestone makes you an alumnus of the University of Glasgow. This means that you will always be part of the University of Glasgow family that stretches around the world. You will receive the Avenue magazine four times a year as well as invitations to unique and exciting events.

Importantly, we are committed to supporting you as you enter your next chapter.  We acknowledge that this year has been an incredibly difficult one for many of you, and we know that there are uncertain and difficult times ahead. To acknowledge this, in consultation with the SRC we have arranged for the following provisions to be put in place for your year group. Firstly, your University of Glasgow GUID and student IT account will continue until the end of the year, so that you will still be able to access your email accounts and other services, such as the Library, should you need them over the coming period.  This year we are also making LinkedIn Learning available to the Class of 2020 until the 31 December 2020, to allow you an opportunity to take courses that may help you to develop further skills for whatever you choose to do next.  We hope that this digital gift will provide support as you enter the graduate world at this challenging time.  Choose from over 16,000 courses and learning paths to boost your CV and learn new skills.  You can also continue to access the Careers Service online and receive one-to-one support from a UofG Careers Manager. If you haven’t already subscribed, listen to the UofG Sound Tracks podcast, where you can hear inspiring stories and get careers advice from fellow alumni working in a wide range of industries and professions.

Finally, we are also offering an additional discount on eligible Postgraduate programmes (20% discount compared to the usual 10% discount). You can find out about all of these benefits and many more at: Class of 2020 and Leaving

I do hope you are able to celebrate your achievements, which are all the more remarkable given the circumstances, and I wish you every possible success and good health in the future as a World Changer of the University of Glasgow.


With best wishes,



Professor Jill Morrison

Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal.