Graduation

Graduation is a significant milestone in every student’s career – it’s an opportunity for the University to formally recognise your hard work and congratulate you on your success.

It’s also a special time for family and friends, who will watch from near and far to celebrate your achievements. Most importantly, it’s a special time for you – an unforgettable moment and the beginning of your future.

Celebrate your graduation online this July

While the current coronavirus pandemic means that we cannot host our graduation ceremonies on campus this summer, we will be hosting celebrations online to mark your achievements. If you are graduating in July, your School will be in touch with details of how you can celebrate.

We will also, when time allows, reschedule our on-campus ceremonies as we recognise how important this celebration is to you and your families.

View the celebration programme online or download as a PDF (3.5MB).

Receiving your degree certificate

Your degree certificate will be posted to your home address and you should receive it no later than mid-September 2020. There will also be a letter included with your certificate that confirms the quality and value of your degree or award, in spite of the disruption caused by COVID-19. You may find it helpful to share this letter with potential employers or higher education institutions to support any future applications.

For more information about official documents, please visit the Graduation website.

Graduation ceremonies on campus

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the University has decided that the graduation ceremonies scheduled for this July should be postponed. We will reschedule the ceremonies, but cannot yet give details of dates. This delay is to protect the health and wellbeing of all our graduands and their families while also noting UK government restrictions.

At this stage, we expect our December graduation ceremonies will go ahead as scheduled. However, we will keep this under review and will provide more details nearer the time for students who would normally expect to graduate in December.