Once parents graduate, their children should be able to sit in the ceremony to view their accomplishments. The university are saying "Graduation is a ceremonial occasion which young children can find tedious" Some may find it interesting and exciting, some may stay calm and sit through out the whole ceremony.
I appreciate newborns may cry, but an option to attend should be available.
And at the very least 20 minuets around the time when parents will walk on stage to complete the ceremony.
I have had children come back to university and completed my degree for their sake to provide them with a better future, if they can not celebrate my accomplishments what was it for so there for I request the university help me in gaining a change in this area.
Some parents may not find child minders for that particular time so does that mean that they can not go to their graduation ceremony.
A very disgusting policy and inconsiderate towards parents, such an accomplishments should be shared with your children and loved ones. There are other universities that allow children to come to graduate ceremonies, they understand the emotional value, why is this university so harsh?
This Idea for Change opened on 4 Dec 2018 and closes on 18 Dec 2018.
Further updates will be shown on this page after the Idea closes.
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