Information for Students

Your starting point for graduation-related information.

Familiarise yourself with the proceedings and processes of Graduation.

Attendance booking FAQs

Can I change the date if I cannot attend the ceremony?

You are able to defer your graduation for up to a year. Please check the dates of future ceremonies and email or write to the Graduation Office to inform them that you wish to defer your graduation. By deferring your graduation, you will not be able to receive your certificate until the future ceremony.

I have missed the deadline for replying what should I do?

Let us know as soon as possible. Although we cannot guarantee you a place in the ceremony we will try our hardest.

I have completed my online reply form but not received a response.

We do not send out confirmation emails before the deadline for replies. However you should receive an email confirming your attendance and the number of guest tickets you have been allocated approximately one week before the ceremony. If you have not heard from us by this time, please contact us as soon as possible.

Do I need to inform you if I can no longer attend my ceremony?

Yes, please let us know as soon as you can. At the same time you can also make the arrangements for posting your certificate.

Will my details appear in the graduation programme?

A programme (brochure) is produced for each graduation ceremony and lists the following details for students who are attending the ceremony or graduating in absentia:

  • First name and surname
  • Award (e.g. MSc, BEng), degree title and classification

When you respond to the booking invitation, you will be asked to confirm whether you consent to sharing your personal details for use in graduation promotional materials.  Providing your award is confirmed by the published deadline, if you select yes, your details will be published in the programme Your first name and surname will also be printed on Campus Clothing products (e.g. hoodies).  Details of your qualification will not be shared with Campus Clothing. 

If you opt not to share your personal data, your details will not appear in the programme and your details will not be passed onto Campus Clothing

Please note that it is not possible to reprint copies of the programme to add or remove students who change their mind prior to the programme being finalised, or whose award is confirmed after the published deadline (e.g. because of an outstanding academic balance, or late completion of a PhD).  Please think carefully about your choice and, if appropriate, discuss it with your guests.