Graduation celebrations are being adapted this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more by reading our FAQs.
Please note that the information below is subject to change in the event that the government roadmap or guidance changes, or there is new information regarding COVID-19 which may impact the information provided.
For information about Graduation ceremonies in 2021, please see our dedicated FAQ page.
When are you planning the graduation celebrations to be held?
We're currently reviewing the feasibility of holding in-person Graduation events, in line with government guidelines, and eligible students will be contacted with any updated plans.
Will we still get the opportunity to wear a cap and gown?
Yes, we know this is a very important part of any graduation celebration and we are working with our external supplier to make this possible for on-campus graduation celebrations (at home delivery options can also be arranged with the external supplier for students who may be unable to attend on-campus celebrations). Further details will be made available shortly.
Will there be a professional photographer on the day?
Yes, we know that having a professional photo taken is a very important part of the day and can confirm we are planning to make this available at all graduation celebrations.
Will we be able to bring guests to the graduation celebration events?
Details regarding the number of guests permitted to attend a Graduation Celebration event will be detailed in students' invitation emails.
How will we receive our graduation certificates?
Your graduation certificate will be posted out to you via recorded delivery. The Graduation team will contact you following results publication to ask you to supply your current address, so that we can be sure that your certificate is sent to the correct place. If you need to update your postal address for your certificate, please contact the Graduation Office to confirm your updated address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will PGCE graduation celebrations fall outside of school term dates?
Yes, we will ensure that we schedule PGCE graduation celebrations within the school holidays.
How will it work for students on combined courses?
Students on combined honours will be able to choose which event (out of the two subject areas) they wish to attend.
What if I am unable to attend on my allotted day/time?
We will provide more information in your invitation letter about what options are available to you should you not be able to attend the ceremony that has been assigned to you.