LYIT Conferring Day

LYIT Conferring Day

News, Student News, Staff News / Friday 22 January 2021

Coming Together Virtually

2020 has been one of the most challenging and difficult years for students in further and higher education.  Students have faced many challenges along the way, which included the move to online teaching and learning in March 2020. 

For many students at LYIT, the last few months of their undergraduate and postgraduate studies were spent connecting virtually and engaging with their friends and lecturers online through virtual platforms.  As we embrace the New Year, the restrictions remain and this year, LYIT’s Conferring Day will look and feel a little different for the ‘Class of 2020’.

Conferring Day at LYIT will take place virtually and online today (Friday 22 January).

There will be four conferring ceremonies taking place during LYIT’s Conferring Day 2020: 

•    Session 1:  10 am - School of Business
•    Session 2:  12 pm - School of Engineering
•    Session 3:  1 pm - School of Science
•    Session 4:  3 pm - School of Tourism

During Conferring Day 2020, over 1,000 students will graduate from LYIT.  It is expected that the ceremonies will be viewed by LYIT graduands from across Ireland and the world, with graduands from as far away as India connecting virtually to this year’s online ceremonies. 

Paul Hannigan, LYIT President, outlined, “This year, LYIT students and graduands have had to overcome many challenges.  Ordinarily, we would be welcoming thousands of students, their families and friends to the LYIT campuses for Graduation Day; however, because of Covid-19 restrictions we have had to continue to adapt to these challenging times.  I want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and commitment made by LYIT students to reach this point.  This is an important milestone in your academic journey and I wish the ‘Class of 2020’ every success in the future.”

If you are graduating from LYIT today, be sure to share your photos and messages directly to LYIT’s social media platforms on Instagram - tag @lyitofficial, on Facebook – tag @Letterkenny Institute of Technology and on Twitter – tag @LYIT

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