Rows of students in their graduation gowns.

Your graduation

A time-honoured ceremony and a chance to celebrate your time at university. Find out everything you need to know for your special day.


Ceremony dates



July-August 2024 graduation

Tuesday 23 July to Thursday 1 August 2024

The schedule of ceremonies for July-August 2024 is available.

Cohorts eligible to graduate in July-August 2024:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students with degrees awarded by 10 July 2024 inclusive
  • Students with Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas awarded by 10 July 2024 inclusive

Eligibility to graduate also depends on any outstanding tuition fees being paid in full by Monday 17 June.

Winter 2025 graduation

All details to be confirmed.


Invitation emails

We anticipate that invitations emails will be sent to students who are potentially eligible to graduate at the July-August 2024 congregation in early May.

  • Invitations are sent to students' personal (home) email address as recorded in Student Info, so please ensure that information is up-to-date before registration opens.
  • If you can no longer access Student Info you will need to contact your faculty administrators to check and update the information for you.
  • Requirements for graduation in July-August can only be arranged when registration opens. 
  • Only contact us about your invitation email if you do not receive it when registration opens.

Information updates

All updates and further details about the July-August 2024 ceremonies, will be available on our website in due course, so please check back regularly.

General graduation information

Find general information about graduation processes and procedures, including registration troubleshooting, for all students.

Specific information about a congregation is published when registration opens.

Information for Postgraduate research students

PGR students can find additional information about:

  • Potential graduation dates
  • When you should expect a graduation invitation
  • Eligibility

Deferring your graduation

Find out about the deferral option if you can't attend your scheduled ceremony at a forthcoming congregation, or if you have already deferred:

  • Our deferral policy
  • How to defer
  • When the deferred ceremony will be

Visa support

International students can find out about:

  • Visa requirements for attending graduation
  • Requesting a visa support letter to support applications
  • Contact details for further visa advice

Certificates and transcripts

Find out more about:

  • when you will get your certificate
  • receiving your transcript
  • requesting a verification of award letter

After you graduate

Graduation is just the start, discover how you can:

  • stay connected with our Alumni network
  • get support and advice from our Careers service.

Information for staff attending ceremonies

  • How to register attendance as a member of staff
  • Gown hire
  • Information about the ceremony
  • Accessibility needs
  • Ceremonial officers

Honorary degrees

  • Information about nominations
  • Details of forthcoming and previous Honorary graduates and Honorary fellows

China celebration

Students can attend either their graduation ceremony in Bristol or a China celebration event, or both, if they meet the relevant eligibility critiera.

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