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 gather from near and far to celebrate your achievements and wish you luck as you embark on a new adventure – whatever that may be.

Most importantly, it’s a special time for you – an unforgettable day you’ll feel proud to be part of.

Graduation ceremonies

Graduation at The University of Manchester takes place in summer and winter, with our next ceremonies taking place from Monday, 13 to Friday, 24 July 2020. All ceremonies are held in the Whitworth Hall on Oxford Road.

Please note that the University is keeping the arrangements for its July 2020 graduation ceremonies under careful review in light of the ongoing global situation regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19). We currently advise those travelling from outside the UK to check the travel advice in their home country before making any travel plans.

We regret that the University can't be held liable for any loss or damage, including but not limited to travel and accommodation costs, which may arise from a graduation ceremony that is cancelled or rearranged due to the coronavirus.

Watch the ceremonies live

If you're unable to make it in person, you can still watch the degree ceremonies on our live stream. We'll post details of the stream later in the year.

Travel and accommodation for graduation

Practical information about graduation, including travel and parking, robe hire, the order of the ceremonies, and memorabilia is available on our Graduation website.

We also offer exclusive discounts on graduation accommodation at the Hyatt Regency, located at the heart of the University campus.

Graduation videos

As a lasting souvenir, all of our graduation ceremonies are available for purchase.

These are available from the Media Services stand in University Place during graduation week.

Share your graduation memories

Graduation is a special day for everyone, and we want to share in your celebrations! To feature in our live story, use the hashtag #UoMGraduation on Twitter or Instagram. 

Like University of Manchester Alumni on Facebook who’ll be sharing your photos every day – and make sure you check your email after your ceremony for a surprise from the Alumni Relations team.

Once you graduate, you’ll become part of our global alumni community of more than 480,000 graduates. You can get careers advice and even jobs from these alumni by registering for the Manchester Network – the University’s online professional networking service for alumni and students – and going to the Mentoring tab.

You can log in or create an account with your email address or LinkedIn username and password. Unless you are going on to further study at The University of Manchester please do not use your University details to log in.