COVID-19 OUTBREAK SERVICE UPDATE
All award verifications and transcripts are provided electronically via central University of Bristol email addresses, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org (award verification letters), or a relevant Faculty/School email address (transcripts). We are unable to provide additional confirmation from individual staff email addresses.
We are currently unable to produce:
- Postal versions of award verifications letters
We expect to be able to produce these soon, but are unable to provide a date. Please keep checking this page for updates.
Replacement Certificate Processing Update
Due to restrictions on accessing the building, a member of staff will only be able to get to the office to print and post replacement certificates on average, once every 3 weeks. This could lead to certificate orders to address within the UK taking more than a month to be delivered. If you require urgent verification of a degree award, an award verification letter is sent by email so would be processed quicker.
Please note: Award verification letters for awards given pre 2008 will NOT have the GRADUATION CEREMONY DATE, but will still have the date the award was given by the exam board.
Results and transcripts
Non final year student results
If you are not in your final year, you should refer to your school for examination results.
Final year student results
Your school may display a provisional pass list for final year students, following the initial examination board.
Confirmed awards will be available after the Faculty Examination Board via StudentInfo.
Final year awards will normally be posted online within one working week from the date of the Faculty Examination Board, although some programmes within the Faculty of Health Sciences may be different.
A transcript is an official document recording the units you studied, the marks you achieved and your award. It may be required for employers, prospective employers, voluntary organisations or educational institutions as proof of a student's attainment.
Transcripts are produced by your Faculty Office. If you have any questions about your transcript, contact your faculty office (see below).
What a transcript does and doesn't include
- Units taken in each year of study
- Assessment and reassessment (as appropriate) grades for each unit
- Total number of credits gained in each unit taken and in each year of study
- Degree awarded, degree classification and date of award (where applicable)
- A glossary to explain any mark signals which appear on the transcript.
Transcripts don't include:
- Year marks
- Programme marks
- An explanation of how every award has been made. There is a risk in trying to do so, that your individual circumstances may be misrepresented or misinterpreted.
- What allowance was made for any extenuating circumstances.
Any context can be provided in a reference if appropriate.
Transcripts for students who were studying at Bristol in the academic year 2019/20
Where assessment was withdrawn in 2019/20 due to coronavirus, your transcript will show a mark of zero, together with a signal to show that credit was awarded.
If you were not able to complete all of the assessment for a unit, but the board of examiners considered that you had demonstrated that you had met the intended learning outcomes, your transcript may show a zero and a signal to indicate that you had passed the unit, notwithstanding your circumstances.
These zeroes indicate the absence of a mark, rather than a true zero.
Find full details about progression in the University Assessment and Feedback regulations.
You may see mark signals alongside your assessment marks and unit results. Understand the mark signals on your assessments, units and transcripts and what they mean.
Request an academic transcript
Transcripts are sent out by schools and faculties and can be provided in sealed envelopes with the University stamp to prove they are authentic.
If you are ordering an award verification letter and/or replacement certificate to be sent by post and would like it to be sent with your transcript, make a note in 'any additional information' on the form when ordering your transcript. Transcripts can take 10 working days to be produced by the faculty. If you ask for your transcript to be posted in the same envelope as your award verification, your delivery may be delayed. You may prefer to order these separately if circumstances allow.
Faculty contacts for transcript information
Transcripts are produced by your Faculty Office. Contact your faculty for further information and their process:
Current students: not sure which faculty you are in?
Use StudentInfo to find your faculty.
Former students: not sure which faculty you were in?
Use the Programme Catalogue to find your faculty.
We are unable to complete or sign external forms which are sent to us for verification purposes.