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Graduates who are unable to attend their ceremonies celebrate it at home

Class of 2020! Students who were unable to attend their university graduates due to Covid-19 do not wear caps and dresses in their backyard while celebrating at home

  • Students wear finery to celebrate that it would be a graduation day
  • Universities around the world have postponed graduation during the pandemic
  • Some have taken part in virtual Zoom graduations or held parties in gardens

While universities cancel or postpone their graduation ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic, students have taken the festivities into their own hands.

Although graduates would usually have gathered to receive their degrees and diplomas for close friends and family, due to the current crisis, the parties have taken place behind closed doors.

While some graduates celebrate with virtual drinks with classmates and teachers, others have had their own parties – donning their hats and coats in their backyards and living rooms.

While sharing their social media festivities, many graduates’ friends and families decorated gardens and homes with balloons and streamers to help their loved ones mark what their graduation day would have been.

Here, FEMAIL reveals how UK graduates have refused to let the pandemic ruin their special day.

Aisha, from Manchester, celebrated her degree from Manchester Metropolitan University with a garden party organized by her friends and family

Aisha, from Manchester, celebrated her degree from Manchester Metropolitan University with a garden party organized by her friends and family

Ren, from Cardiff, gave her friend a graduation party after graduating with a top-notch degree in makeup and hair design

Ren, from Cardiff, gave her friend a graduation party after graduating with a top-notch degree in makeup and hair design

Ren, from Cardiff, gave her friend a graduation party after graduating with a top-notch degree in makeup and hair design

Rianna, from the UK, celebrated her law degree by dressing up in her dress and cap and throwing a party at home

Rianna, from the UK, celebrated her law degree by dressing up in her dress and cap and throwing a party at home

Rianna, from the UK, celebrated her law degree by dressing up in her dress and cap and throwing a party at home

Nishat, from Manchester, threw her cap in the air to celebrate her degree in speech and language therapy at the University of Manchester

Nishat, from Manchester, threw her cap in the air to celebrate her degree in speech and language therapy at the University of Manchester

Nishat, from Manchester, threw her cap in the air to celebrate her degree in speech and language therapy at the University of Manchester

Rachael celebrated her psychology degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, by posing with a pillow instead of her cap

Rachael celebrated her psychology degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, by posing with a pillow instead of her cap

Rachael celebrated her psychology degree at Royal Holloway, University of London, by posing with a pillow instead of her cap

Jade, from Birmingham, was delighted to receive a First Class Honors degree in BSc Occupational Therapy

Jade, from Birmingham, was delighted to receive a First Class Honors degree in BSc Occupational Therapy

Jade, from Birmingham, was delighted to receive a First Class Honors degree in BSc Occupational Therapy

Twitter user Miss Bagot, from Manchester, was given a party by her family and friends to celebrate her BA in education

Twitter user Miss Bagot, from Manchester, was given a party by her family and friends to celebrate her BA in education

Twitter user Miss Bagot, from Manchester, was given a party by her family and friends to celebrate her BA in education

Bethany posed with her degree after completing primary school studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Bethany posed with her degree after completing primary school studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Bethany posed with her degree after completing primary school studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

New staff nurse Rachel, from Oldham, was surprised by fellow NHS staff when her official graduation was canceled

New staff nurse Rachel, from Oldham, was surprised by fellow NHS staff when her official graduation was canceled

New staff nurse Rachel, from Oldham, was surprised by fellow NHS staff when her official graduation was canceled

Chloe, from London, celebrated her delayed graduation party with her own celebrations with her roommates

Chloe, from London, celebrated her delayed graduation party with her own celebrations with her roommates

Chloe, from London, celebrated her delayed graduation party with her own celebrations with her roommates

Kate, from Cardiff, celebrated her masters by posing with her cap and diploma, followed by a virtual party with friends and family

Kate, from Cardiff, celebrated her masters by posing with her cap and diploma, followed by a virtual party with friends and family

Kate, from Cardiff, celebrated her masters by posing with her cap and diploma, followed by a virtual party with friends and family

Twitter user Miss Howie was jumping in her dress and cap as she celebrated her primary school diploma from Strathclyde University

Twitter user Miss Howie was jumping in her dress and cap as she celebrated her primary school diploma from Strathclyde University

Twitter user Miss Howie was jumping in her dress and cap as she celebrated her primary school diploma from Strathclyde University

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