Due to the cost of living crisis, this year has already been hard for many and because of that, I would like to suggest using our striking lecturers' unpaid wages to fund the graduation gowns for all final years. By funding them for all, it will relieve financial stress and it will mean no student will miss out on one of the key aspects of graduation day. Gowns are not essential, however, after studying for 3 or 4 years they are something everyone envisions themselves wearing and I think it will be a real shame for anyone to be deprived of this due to their current financial situations.
I would also like to suggest re-designing our diplomas. I cannot attach images to this page however if you get in contact with me I can show you exactly what I am about to explain. Our diploma is currently a piece of paper with the university logo and with our course and personal information on it. I would like to suggest displaying these diplomas in velvet books with the university logo branded on the outside. I think this would make the universities diplomas last longer and look a lot more professional. I received a year abroad completion certificate in this format and it looks amazing. After studying so hard for so many years I think a diploma like that would encapsulate all of our hard effort and determination for success.