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Allow OU Students a Mortarboard for Graduation

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Welcome Ladies & Gentlemen,


I am petitioning for Open University students to be allowed the option of wearing a Mortar Board hat for their graduation ceremonies.

The Academic Dress is a centuries-old classical tradition, comprising of a Mortar Board, Gown and Hood.

We are working just as hard as any other student at any other university in the world. In fact, students at the OU often choose to study through passion and personal determination. We get to graduate, but we would like to be recognized as graduates with full academic dress.

Please sign the petition if you think it is FAIR to allow students the option of wearing a Mortar Board hat during their actual graduation ceremony, not just for the posed photograph's that very few loved ones will see.

Many students feel disregarded as graduates when they do not get to wear the mortar board. As a fellow petitioner has stated "It is the cherry on top".

We have worked so hard - lets never give up. Strength in numbers!

*Please include your name when you sign as anonymous signatures may be disallowed at the end of the petition. Thank you*

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