Request the documents to be posted to you

Register to be conferred in absentia and we will post our your documents to a requested address.

You must log into the Minerva and tell us you want the documents posting to you. Failure to do this may result in your certificate not being sent to you. The system will open on the 7 May and closes on the 18 June. 

Postage

Documents are posted free of charge first class standard mail or international standard delivery through Royal Mail. No tracking number is provided for this service. International delivery can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

We will post your certificate to your permanent home address. If you would like us to post it somewhere else, please choose an alternative “degree certificate” address through Minerva.

DHL Delivery

We offer a tracked delivery through DHL.  You would need to pay for this service through the Online Store. Select 'original certificate (in absentia)” option under the “What is delivery for?” field. 

Please ensure that you have registered your graduation choice as in absentia on Minerva.

Register to have your documents posted

  1. Log in to Minerva using your IT username and password. 
  2. Click on the "Access Student Services icon in the toolbar on the top right.  
    Minerva
  3. Click the “Registration & Student Records” tab.
  4. Click the “Graduation Ceremony” link at the bottom of the page.
  5. Click the ceremony number to proceed (even if you are registering to have the documents posted). 
  6. Confirm your personal details and choose the option to have your documents posted to you.

If you don’t have access to Minerva please try this alternative method:

log into Student Services using your old username and password.

If you don’t remember your username and password you can retrieve your original default one at mypassword.leeds.ac.uk and putting in your 9 digit student number and your date of birth.

Once inside:

  • Click on the Registration and Student Records tab
  • Click on the 'Graduation Ceremony' link at the bottom of the page
  • Click on the ceremony number to proceed
  • You will be at the beginning of the graduation registration process
  • Make your way through the steps 

If you don't let us know, you will automatically graduate "in absentia" (in your absence) and we will post your certificate to you via first class standard mail or international standard delivery through Royal Mail. 

There will be a delay in sending the certificate unless you actively register to have it posted to you.