Ceremonies

July 2020 ceremony dates

July 2020 graduation ceremonies postponed

Regrettably, we now have taken the difficult decision to postpone our graduation ceremonies which were due to be held on 14 to 17 July 2020. We know that this will be disappointing news for everyone but the safety and wellbeing of graduands and guests is our primary concern. We have also taken into account in this decision the ongoing uncertainty around how long restrictions on travel and large gatherings will remain in place, and the impact of this on our ability to prepare for graduation ceremonies and on our students’ ability to plan to attend with their guests. All students will still be given the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony during the 2020/21 academic year.

Future ceremony dates

January 2021 ceremony dates

  • Thursday 21 January to Friday 22 January 2021 for students awarded in autumn 2020; dates for students awarded in July 2020 are yet to be confirmed.

We will not know when each Department/School will graduate within those dates until closer to the time. As soon as this information is confirmed this webpage will be updated.

All ceremonies last between 1½ and 2 hours.

You will be sent an email invitation stating which ceremony you should attend. This is determined by which Department/School/College you studied in.

Information for those unable to attend

If you cannot attend a future graduation ceremony, or you do not wish to, you can graduate “in absentia”. This means that you choose to graduate without attending a ceremony and in such cases your certificate and transcript (if applicable) will be sent by post to the address you have provided.