Your graduation celebration with The University of Manchester

Welcome, Class of 2023, to the celebration of your graduation. We can’t wait to celebrate this moment with you, your friends, family and supporters.

Our winter ceremonies will take place in the Whitworth Hall from Monday, 11 December 2023. For further information on preparing for the day, visit our Graduation site.

Class of 2023

In this online programme to mark your graduation, you’ll find messages of congratulations and reflections on the last year. You'll also meet some of your fellow Manchester graduates and feel inspired to consider where your next steps could take you.

Don't forget to celebrate with us on social media and share your stories. You can download the graduation programme at the link below:

Read a message of congratulations from our President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

I welcome you all – students, family members and friends – to The University of Manchester for this graduation congregation.

This is a time of celebration and I hope you enjoy this special occasion. For those of you with us today, this is also a perfect moment to reflect on your time here at Manchester, to think about your successes, achievements and the excitement of the next stage of your journey. The University shares with you a great sense of pride in your effort and dedication.

I encourage you to take charge of your future, find your voice and form your own opinions. Have confidence in the knowledge and experience you have gained during your time here and, as you approach the stage, know that you are ready to take on your next challenge and shape your own future.

These ceremonies mark not the end of your relationship with the University but the start of a new chapter. You are now part of a worldwide network and it is my hope that the links between you and the University will grow stronger as you become an active member of one of the largest global alumni communities.

I wish you every success for the future and hope that you have a truly memorable day.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

Nurse standing in hospital room

Our Greater Manchester graduates

You're now part of a community of more than 500,000 alumni around the world who studied at The University of Manchester. All across the globe, our graduates are having a real impact on the world and changing people's lives for the better.

Nearly half of our graduates remain in the north-west after completing their studies and continue to support the local community – graduates like Adam, a nurse in Stockport, teacher Hannah and mechanical engineer Connor

Meet more of our Greater Manchester graduates and find out about the difference they're making. You'll soon be following in their footsteps.

Making a difference

Manchester has always been at the heart of change, looking forward and forging new paths – this is instilled in our students and graduates through Stellify

During your time at Manchester, you’ll have embraced many different opportunities, broadened your horizons, examined and challenged real-world issues, led change, and given something to local and global communities.  

Each path was unique, but the cumulative impact and influence is far-reaching. We‘re proud that so many of you have taken part in Stellify activities at Manchester, embraced our collective commitment to social responsibility, and made a difference. 

Here’s a poem from our former Chancellor Lemn Sissay OBE to celebrate your Stellify achievements.

Your stories

Take a look at some of the highlights that your fellow students have been sharing via social media.