Graduation – we need you!



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We need you to help us make our summer graduation ceremonies a success and give our students the celebrations they so richly deserve.

Staff volunteers are a huge part of graduation and we are always delighted to see familiar faces coming forward to help out.

However, with a packed schedule of ceremonies in July, we need more of you to volunteer and we’d love to see colleagues getting involved for the first time.

The ceremonies will take place at Liverpool Cathedral between 4-8 July and 11-15 July.

Volunteering at graduation is an incredibly rewarding experience: you get to share in the emotions and celebrations of our students and their guests and feel part of the LJMU community in one of the most important weeks in our calendar.

The roles you can apply for are:

Student usher – supporting our graduands, making sure they are seated at the right times and ensuring they are in the correct order to go on stage.

Guest usher – you will be in the main body of the Cathedral, welcoming guests, directing them to the seats and answering any questions they may have.

Procession – colleagues from our schools process through the centre of the Cathedral wearing your academic robes and sit on stage for the ceremony.

Banner bearer – carrying one of the LJMU banners to the stage as an important part of the procession and then from the stage at the end of the ceremony. This is a dual role, so you will also be working as a guest usher.

First aid and fire wardens – a key role as part of a wider team to make sure everybody has a safe and enjoyable experience at the ceremonies.

You can find more information about our graduation ceremonies and volunteering on the website. You should register there by Friday 10 June.


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