As universities cancel or postpone their graduation ceremonies amid the Covid-19 pandemic, students have taken the festivities into their own hands.
While graduates would usually have gathered to receive their degrees and diplomas in front of close friends and family, the current crisis means celebrations have taken place behind closed doors.
As some graduates celebrate with virtual drinks with classmates and lecturers, others have held their own parties – donning their caps and gowns in their back gardens and living rooms.
Sharing their festivities on social media, the friends and families of many graduates decorated gardens and houses with balloons and bunting to help their loved ones mark what would have been their graduation day.
Here, FEMAIL reveals how graduates from around the UK have refused to let the pandemic ruin their special day.
Aisha, from Manchester, celebrated her degree from Manchester Metropolitan University with a garden party thrown by her friends and family
Ren, from Cardiff, threw her girlfriend a graduation party after she was awarded a first class degree in make-up and hair design
Rianna, from the UK, celebrated her degree in law by dressing up in her gown and cap and having a party at home
Nishat, from Manchester, threw her cap in the air to celebrate her degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Manchester
Rachael celebrated her degree in psychology from Royal Holloway, university of London, by posing with a cushion in place of her cap
Jade, from Birmingham was delighted to recieve a First Class Honours degree in Bsc Occupational Therapy
Twitter user Miss Bagot, from Manchester, was thrown a party by her family and friends to celebrate her BA in Education
Bethany posed with her diploma after completing her studies in primary Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University
New staff nurse Rachel, from Oldham, was surprised by fellow NHS staff when her official graduation was cancelled
Chloe, from London, celebrated her postponed graduation party by holding her own celebrations with her housemates
Kate, from Cardiff, celebrated her masters by posing with her cap and diploma followed by a virtual party with friends and family
Twitter user Miss Howie was picture jumping in her gown and cap while celebrating her degree in Primary Education from the University of Strathclyde