We all know the drill: stand up straight, force a smile and clasp onto that fake graduation certificate as tight as your little mittens can.

But for those of you who are seriously bored with the norm, you might want to have a look at some of these for inspiration...

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  • Behold.. the graduate

    Credit: Adam Morris

  • Someone got a bit too excited

  • Walk (or run) on water

    A Chinese graduate runs on a footway submerged by water from the flooded Donghu Lake during a graduation photography session in Wuhan city Credit: PA

  • Students of Wuahan University pose for graduation photos along the Donghu lake after heavy rainfall

  • Point and laugh

  • Look sharp

    Graduate students dressed in old time clothings pose for photos for their graduation at Sun Yat-sen University

  • Which way to the.. building?

    Students dressed as migrant workers pose for their graduation photo at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Credit: PA

  • Get ready..

    Olympic Games hopeful Lynsey Sharp after her law degree graduation ceremony at Edinburgh University Credit: PA

  • Lie down, play dead

    Chinese graduates lie on a footway submerged by water from the flooded Donghu Lake during a graduation photography session in Wuhan city, central Chinas Hubei province Credit: PA

  • Fluffing it

    Fergie royally fluffs it Credit: PA

  • Jazz Hands

    Students of Wuahan University pose for graduation photos along the Donghu lake after heavy rainfall on June 22, 2011 in Wuhan Credit: PA