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Students to face graduation disruption

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Students are expected to face some disruption to facilities and parking next week as the University gears up for graduations, beginning Friday, 1 April.

The majority of the disruption will be confined to the Sports Centre, Campus Central/Atrium, and some parking.

The Sports Centre will play host to graduation ceremonies next week
(Image Credit: University of Stirling)

Graduation ceremonies taking place in the main tennis hall, will impact pay and play tennis with slots being limited between Sunday, 27 March and Monday, 4 April.

Sports Hall 1 will be unavailable for pay and play activities in the afternoons from Wednesday, 30 March to Saturday, 2 April.

Sports Hall 2 will be completely unavailable for pay and play activities from 10am-5pm on Friday, 1 April.

The main studio will be unavailable in the evenings from Wednesday, 30 March to Friday, 1 April. Classes will be moved “where possible” and the University has urged students to check the timetable to see which are still running.

General member facilities including the gym, and pool, will remain open throughout the period of disruption but the University has warned that the main reception and cafe will be busier, particularly from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Friday, 1 April. The University has stated that on that Friday members “will enter and exit via the main entry gates as the normal exit route, around the studio, will be used for graduation activity.”


Students and staff will face road and parking disruption
(Image Credit: Harry Williamson)

Students who rely on parking on campus are being warned “demand for parking on campus will be particularly high”. The following car parks will be reserved for those attending the graduation: Cottrell, East, West and Logie.

All other car parks, including the South car park, will remain open but demand is expected to be high on the day and the University has said “some inevitable disruption to traffic flows both prior to and immediately following the ceremonies”

The University has also assured students and staff with blue badges or temporary disability permits that they can park within designated disabled spaces where possible.

“Temporary road closures will operate for approximately 30 minutes immediately following each graduation ceremony, on that section of roadway between Hermitage Road and the entrance to Cottrell main car park.” – Portal

For full details of road and parking disruption please click here.

Campus Central and the Atrium will be hosting a post-ceremony reception
(Image Credit – University of Stirling)

Campus Central will host a post-ceremony reception with the area anticipated to be busier than usual with graduations guests and music being played for the event.

With this in mind the University will be setting aside additional quiet study space in the following classrooms in Cottrell building:  2B74, 2B76, 2B121 and 2B129.

Scran, SUP, and retail outlets will remain open throughout the day as normal but are expected to be busier as a result of the ceremony.

More information on disruption and changes being made as a result of the graduation ceremony, is available on Portal and in the Student bulletin.

Featured Image Credit – University of Stirling

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