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Message for Students – End of Academic Year

Message for Students – End of Academic Year

Hello everyone! Since it’s approaching the end of this academic year, I would like to use this platform to share a message with all University College Birmingham students!

First, I would like to say how incredible you are with all your achievements and what you have done this year. It’s been a really challenging year with Covid, we can’t have lessons as we would normally do. Everything has changed so much in these one-and-a-half years: working from home, having online lectures, limited face-to-face, social distancing, wearing masks, not being able to meet with our friends and family… and we all tried our very best to get used to the ‘new normal’.

Although with the vaccine rollout, everything seems to be getting better, we still have to follow all the rules and restrictions as this is critical to stop the virus from spreading and help society to get back to normal. Wash your hands regularly, maintain social distance and wear a mask. You can now book a COVID vaccination appointment if you’re aged 18 or over. Please book an appointment if you haven’t already as one more person getting vaccinated means that it’s one step closer to the end of this pandemic.

For those of you who are graduating this year, congratulations and I wish you all the best! No matter if you’re starting your career journey, looking for jobs, opening your own business or studying higher education / postgraduate, staying at University College Birmingham or going to another university – good luck!

If you’re an international student who has completed a degree at undergraduate level or above and you are interested in staying in the UK to live or work, you might be interested to know more about the graduate “Post Study Work Visa” Route. More information can be found on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

As for any returning students, I am sure that all the staff and lecturers from University College Birmingham can’t wait to see you again. We all look forward to having more face-to-face lessons. Work hard towards your goals and trust me, all your hard work will pay off in the end. During the summer, besides going on holiday and doing the things you like, you may also spend some time preparing for the new academic year, especially when it’s getting close to the start of September.

All the best.

See you next week – enjoy your summer!

Hoi Yan

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