Postponed ceremonies

We have taken the difficult decision to postpone our January 2021 graduation ceremonies.

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.

Confirming your personal details

As the ceremonies have been postponed, we need all students who would have been graduating in January to:

  • Confirm the details that will be on your degree certificate, and make sure we have the right address to mail it to
  • Tell us how you would like to receive communications from the University after you leave and join our Alumni Association
  • Tell us about your future plans and interests so that our Career Development Service can continue to provide you with support.

If you were graduating in January 2021 we will have already contacted you regarding completing the information requested. If you did not receive this email and you were expecting to do so, please contact the Graduation team.

Fee deadlines

Please note, if you have any tuition fee debts these will need to be paid by the deadline in the registration email in order for you to receive your certificate and transcript (if applicable).

Postage options

Your certificate and transcript (if applicable) will be sent by Royal Mail Signed For to the address you have provided unless you have purchased DHL delivery.

Please note that further to the announcement of a third lock down in England we will begin to dispatch graduation documents for students who were due to attend the now postponed January 2021 ceremonies from February 2021 onwards and you will receive a separate email notification containing your tracking details as soon as your documents have been dispatched. 

Please be aware, all documents will be dispatched, whether you choose to attend a future ceremony or graduate in absentia, as soon as possible after students have been awarded, but this is subject to services being fully operational.

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.