About graduation

Your time to celebrate

Graduation is a time for celebration and a highlight of the University year. We hope your graduation will be an enjoyable day with family, friends and faculty.

All final year and completing students will be invited to a graduation ceremony. If for some reason you do not receive an invitation by email or letter you should get in touch with the graduation team.

You should book even if you do not know your results. However, in order to be able to attend a graduation ceremony you must have had your award confirmed at the University's Exams (Scheme) Board and have no outstanding debts.

Make sure we have your contact details

Please ensure your contact details, including email, are up to date. All invitations will be sent to your University email and contact email addresses.

  • Spring graduations: invitations emailed mid-January
  • Summer graduations: invitations emailed late April
  • Autumn graduations: invitations emailed early September

Important information about your graduation ceremony

Graduations as public events

Currently we are running graduations as virtual events, but Graduands, guests and staff attending graduation ceremonies should be aware that ceremonies are regarded as public events.

Names and faculties of graduands (including those graduating in absentia) are published in the graduation commemorative programme, on University branded clothing (t-shirts etc) from our supplier, Campus Clothing, and occasionally in publicity materials. Through the online booking process you can opt out from having your name included.

Participation in the post ceremony group photo is voluntary. Group photos are uploaded to our twitter feed after the event.

Please do let us know, if you or your guests would like the order of proceedings in an alternative format.

See you soon!

Members of the Faculty look forward to seeing you and your guests to celebrate your success at your degree congregation and awards ceremony.


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