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Myth: Graduates are banned from throwing mortar boards

October 2009

Graduate wearing a safety helmet

The reality

Health and safety law doesn't stop graduates having fun and celebrating their success in the time-honoured fashion!

The chance of being injured by a flying mortar board is incredibly small, and when the concern is actually about the hats being returned in good condition, it's time to stop blaming health and safety.

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Updated 2012-12-06