Before the day
We have taken the difficult decision to postpone our graduation ceremonies. We are working hard to schedule alternative gatherings when possible, and we thank everyone for their understanding. We will be in touch across the next few weeks with further information. We have also provided answers to some questions you might have.
The Examination Board will still meet to confirm that you have met the criteria to be awarded your degree. This will take place for undergraduate finalists during July and during September (for students who need to defer some assessments).
Find out when you will receive your certificate or transcript and what arrangements are being made for future ceremonies.
Find out what you need to know and do before your July graduation ceremony.
If you are due to graduate in July, we will send you an invitation email in April.
We will send this invitation email to the term-time email address and the home email address recorded on Student Info.
If you do not receive an email and you are expecting to graduate, then please contact us.
If you receive an email and you are not expecting to graduate, please let us know as soon as possible.
What you need to do next
Once you receive an invitation email you must complete the online registration form to register for graduation. The registration deadline will be confirmed in due course. You must complete the form even if you do not wish to attend, and even if you do not yet know your result.
How to register
You can register to attend the ceremony, register to not attend, or register to defer. Find out more about your options and how to complete registration.
Check your details
You must check that your name, address and contact details are correct on Student Info. If your address or contact details are incorrect, you can change them online. If your name is incorrect you must contact your Faculty Office before your results are confirmed. You will need to provide evidence of your correct name when you contact your faculty.
Find out more about tickets, how extra tickets are allocated and other ways of watching the ceremony.
Find out how to hire your gown, if you need a hat or not and the deadline for ordering.
Use our form to help us pronounce your name correctly on stage.
The ceremony itself is free to attend. You will need to hire a gown and there are optional photography and merchandise costs. Find out more so you can budget for your special day.
Find out about access to our venues and contact us to discuss any access needs or requirements you have.
Visa support letter
If you are an international student and have left the UK, you may need a visa to return for your ceremony. Find out how to get a visa support letter.
Use our checklist so you know what to expect when, and what you need to do in one page.
Plan your day
Find out about the day including what to expect at the ceremony, advice on getting to the University and a timetable for the day.
If you are expecting to graduate in July, you can find out about the graduation timeline and deadlines for July graduation ceremonies.
If you are a member of staff, interested in attending a graduation ceremony you can read our information for staff.