Living in Tanzania but still participate in a festive graduation event and receive your certificate on the doorstep? It happened to international Master’s student Elitumaini Rindano. Students of various Bachelor’s and Master’s honours programmes receive their honours certifcates from Honours Dean Michael Burke in four special online festive events. The Dean gives opening speeches in academic gown from his hometown Middelburg. ‘It is absolutely vital for students in these uncertain corona times to celebrate their hard work and to close off the year with a special event. So we do’.
54 students of the Master’s honours programme Young Innovators were the first to have a festive event on 22 June. A direct online connection to Germany, Lithuania, Tanzania, Portugal but also Utrecht made it possible for all students to be present on this special occasion. ‘Despite the distance, we are close’.