Borders College Graduation update 21 June 2021
Borders College has taken the decision to postpone the 2021 Graduation until it is possible to have a face-to-face ceremony in whatever format future guidelines allow.
Students from 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 student groups will all be given the opportunity to graduate at a time that is deemed safe in the future.
Vice principal for the Curriculum Heather Anderson said:
“Our Graduation team met and discussed the various options available, including online ceremonies. However, the feedback has been that our Graduands deserve to have the opportunity to celebrate their successes in a similar way to their predecessors.
“We want to afford our students the opportunity to wear a Graduation robe and have an official photograph taken that they can proudly display at home or at their work-place. A valued memory for ever.
“For us, it was an easy decision to postpone the event until we can all celebrate together, under whatever guidelines allow. This could mean additional ceremonies with fewer numbers – but we are keen to ensure that everyone gets their day on the stage.”
The College is also currently investigating the option to live stream the event to those who are unable to attend for any reason.
Students will receive an email from the College as the plans develop. However, it is not anticipated that any decisions will be made before August 2021.
Location Warning Notice – Filming/Photography
Please be advised that filming and/or photography will be taking place during Graduation. If you do not wish to appear in any images captured, please tell us so that we can take appropriate steps to ensure you are not included.
The photographs/film will be used by Borders College for editorial, marketing and public relations both in print and online.
If you have any concerns about this please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors to Graduation Hall will open two hours before the ceremony is due to begin, at which time graduates and their guests may enter to take their seats. Everyone must be seated 15 minutes before the ceremony begins. There will be a team of marshals on duty to assist you and to control the flow of graduates and guests into the Graduation Hall. Please follow these arrangements to ensure that congestion is kept to a minimum.
The ceremony will begin with the academic procession of the College’s senior staff, during which the graduates and guests are asked to stand.
As graduates will return to the same seats following their presentation on stage, personal possessions and programmes etc. may be left on the chair.
At the end of the ceremony, graduates will process to the reception area, following the stage party. Guests are asked to remain in the Hall until all graduates have processed. A team of marshalls will be ready to guide you.
If you still require further information, please contact Borders College on 08700 50 51 52.
The main feature of the crest is a shield, representing history, establishment and heritage. The shield is split into four sections, alluding to the shires of the region. The ‘B’ and ‘C’ sections are tonally representative of the College’s corporate colours. The green section represents the predominant colour of the Borders landscape. The Saltire element stresses that the region is proudly Scottish. The shield is surmounted by a torch, the traditional symbol of learning and endeavour. Below the crest is a rope in the form of the shires bound together with the gold thread of learning.
2019 – Nick Bannerman
2018 – Doddie Weir OBE
2017 – David Stevenson CBE
2016 – Wilma Gunn MBE
2015 – Rosamund de la Hey
2014 – Catherine Maxwell Stuart
2013 – Chris Paterson MBE
2012 – Andrew Grant
2011 – John Collins
2010 – John Alistair Buchan
2009 – Gregor Townsend
2008 – David A G Kilshaw OBE
2007 – Ian Stark OBE
2006 – Tony Taylor OBE
2005 – Bob Kay CBE
2004 – Jill Douglas
2003 – Andrew L Tulley MBE JP
2002 – Sir David Steel
2001 – Sir Archy Kirkwood
2000 – Barbara Baker
1999 – John Cleland
1998 – Keith Geddes CBE