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Graduation and award ceremonies are the highlight of our year. However, this year has to be different as we continue to keep our students, staff and communities safe by avoiding large public events. Find out more about celebrating at home with family and friends, our online celebrations, robe hire and local photography options here!

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Graduation 2021

Graduation 2021

We’re looking forward to marking the success of the whole University of the Highlands and Islands class of 2021 when we hold our online graduation celebration week in October.

Students will still receive their awards by email and post as usual and will graduate in absentia.

Sadly, this also means we won't hold any celebration events this year for those students who graduated or received an award last year.

We will continue to look for ways we can celebrate together in the future.

Please contact graduation.shetland@uhi.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns.

Take care of yourselves and your communities.

Join our alumni community

As a new graduate of the University of the Highlands and Islands, we would like to welcome you to our growing alumni community. As one of our alumni, you can access a range of benefits, including the services of the career centre –register here for their graduate for life offer. To make sure you stay connected, update your details online.

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Celebrating at Home

Celebrating at Home

Received your graduation certificate and celebrating with your family and friends? We'd love to hear about it and share in your success! We have created the following for you to use:

  • A range of graduation downloads and a Spotify playlist: www.uhi.ac.uk/uhigrad
  • Special graduation frames for your Facebook profile picture - just go to your profile picture options and add a frame then search for 'UHIGrad'.
  • You can also search #UHIGrad for our special GIFS on Instagram stories; and Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts or go directly to https://giphy.com/channel/ThinkUHI

Don’t forget to add #UHIGrad on your social media posts and if we share them, we’ll send you a £20 Amazon voucher to thank you. You can also PM or email us at socialmedia@uhi.ac.uk with your photos or videos, if you prefer, along with your name, what you studied and where.

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Robe Hire

Robe Hire

To make your photo and event even more special – hire a robe (if you live in the UK) from: https://graduation-services.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-events-2021/. Click the link and then select the option 'Not attending a graduation event' that will take you to a page where you can arrange for a graduation gown and hood to be sent to your home for photographs with family and friends. Search for University of the Highlands and Islands or UHI and that takes you to sub-menus where gowns can be selected by campus. You can do this whenever you like, and the option is available now.

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Local Photography

Local Photography

Shetland UHI have partnered with Ben Mullay Photography, who have taken graduation photos professionally since 2012. Ben is available this year for graduation photography in his studio based in Scalloway and has made space in his diary on most Mondays and Thursdays during July and August, but can accommodate other dates and times by arrangement. Ben will ensure that a slot is made available for every graduate who wishes to have their all-important graduation photograph taken. He has a range of information and package options and will provide a scroll for the photo. Please contact him directly by emailing ben@benmullay.com for further information and to arrange a time when you know when your robe will have arrived.

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Printable Bunting, Scrolls and Hats

Printable Bunting, Scrolls and Hats

Like we did in 2020, we have printable bunting, scrolls and hats available for use in celebrations at home. Head to www.uhi.ac.uk/uhigrad for our graduation downloads and tag #UHIGrad in your social media posts...if we share your photos and videos we'll send you a £20 Amazon voucher!