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Don’t throw your mortarboard in the air

By news - Tue May 17, 7:30 pm

The tradition of throwing a mortarboard into the air after graduation has been scrapped by a university because of health and safety concerns, according to a student newspaper.

The University of East Anglia in Norwich said a number of graduates had been hurt by falling hats in recent years, which gave rise to “avoidable injury”, according to a statement published in student newspaper The Tab.

But students could have a mortarboard added digitally to photographs afterwards – for £8.

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