Glasgow Caledonian University has scrapped graduation fees for students graduating in summer 2020.

After a student-led campaign, the university announced students leaving the institution next year will not have to pay for the ceremony - which was previously priced at £52 to attend or £26 to graduate 'in absentia'.

They previously charged the steep fee for the administration of the award.

The institution is the last in the city to get rid of the fees, with the University of Glasgow electing to drop the charge last year for 2018 cohorts, and the University of Strathclyde following suit earlier this year.

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However, students will still be expected to fork out for gown hire, which is mandatory for all those wishing to graduate in person.

GCU Student President Eilidh Fulton welcomed the move, and said: "I am absolutely delighted to have worked alongside the other Full-Time Officers to secure this agreement with the university to remove graduation fees for all students from summer 2020.

"Such a positive outcome has been the result of the strong partnership working between the Students' Association and the University."

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Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE said: "We have always valued the strong, collaborative working relationship we have with our Students' Association, and we're very pleased to have reached this agreement."

Students graduating in 2019 will still be expected to pay the current graduation fee.

Commenting, NUS Scotland President Liam McCabe said: “We are pleased to see yet another institution scrapping their unjust graduation charges and all credit goes to GCU Students’ Association for their successful efforts.

“Since starting our Free to Graduate campaign in January, almost 50% of NUS Scotland members have scrapped these taxes on student success at their institutions, with GCU being just the latest.

“We have been proud to work alongside them and others as we continue to campaign for an end to graduation charges across the country."