Graduation and beyond

The robes, the ceremony, the degree certificate, the event, and academic references

Graduation is the culmination of your academic effort at Loughborough - as circumstances allow, we celebrate your success and encourage you to make a day of it.

If you need to provide, say, a potential employer evidence that you studied at Loughborough, an academic reference is the document that you need.

Where do I find out about graduation?

We have a dedicated Graduation site where you can find out about ceremony dates, booking, guest tickets, robes, hospitality, and much more.

Graduation site →

How do I obtain a reference if I am no longer a student? (Self-Alumni Request)

If you require an academic reference from a particular tutor or for a particular piece of completed work, please contact the School in which you studied with. If you are not sure which school to contact, please contact Student Records & Operations and provide us with as much relevant information as possible. Please include your:

  • full name,
  • date of birth,
  • course details and
  • former student number,

as this will allow us to access your record and process your request faster.

School contact list → Student Enquiries Service

I need to verify a degree for a Third Party Reference Request...

Loughborough University have partnered with the Hedd (Higher Education Degree Datacheck) online verification service for all third party degree verification requests. The online candidate verification service allows registered enquirers to input data provided by applicants (name, date of birth, institution, year of graduation, qualification classification, etc).

You will need to register with Hedd, linked below.

Select ‘Loughborough University’ from the list of UK higher education institutions and choose the option to 'verify a degree award'.

There is a charge of £12 per enquiry. You will also be required to upload a signed consent form.

If you require further assistance, please email

Hedd (Higher Education Degree Datacheck) registration