January 2021 graduation ceremonies
Sadly, after careful consideration, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our graduation ceremonies which were due to be held in January 2021. We know this will be disappointing news for our graduating students as this is an important moment to celebrate their achievements. However, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions around large gatherings, we have no choice but to postpone in order to protect students and their families and friends, our staff, and the wider community.
We are committed to offering students the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony in the future, but due to the ongoing uncertainty we are not currently able to say when this will be. We will regularly review the options and will notify our graduating students when a date can be confirmed. We will issue electronic letters confirming awards to eligible students, in November for students awarded up to 8 October 2020 and in December for students awarded after 8 October 2020. Students will receive their certificate (and transcript if applicable) by post in due course, and will be invited to register a postal address for their certificate through MyStudentRecord in November 2020.
Future ceremony dates
Dates for future ceremonies will be published here in due course. 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.