Request the documents to be posted to you

It is with great regret, we have had to postpone the July degree ceremonies.  This is because of the continuing uncertainty about when the campus will become available again, and when large gatherings will be possible. You will therefore graduate without being present in person (technically known as graduating ‘in absentia’).  In practice, this means that you will receive your degree certificate by post rather than at a ceremony in the Great Hall. Certificates and transcripts will be posted in July, if we are back in the office. 

We know that the postponement of the ceremonies will come as a great disappointment to you, your families and friends. To make sure you have the opportunity to celebrate your success, and all of your hard work, we will arrange graduation celebrations in the Great Hall, which will look and feel just like conventional degree ceremonies, during the 2020-21 academic year once we can be confident about setting new dates. We will give you at least two months’ notice of the new dates so that you can make travel and other arrangements in good time.

We now need you to log into the Graduation Registration system in Minerva from Friday 12th June and confirm your personal details including the address you want the certificate sending to.  Not confirming your details will result in a delay sending your certificate.  The deadline for all finalist students to do this is 26th June 2020.

Postage services 

You will receive one certificate and one transcript together in a hard-backed envelope.

We will aim to post all documents out by the end of July 2020.  All certificates will be sent free of charge by standard post.  Please note that delivery time can take up to 4 weeks for a UK address and 8 weeks for an overseas address and cannot be tracked. We will not be able to produce duplicate copies until this time period has passed, so please do not contact us until after this time if you have not received your documents.

DHL delivery for a fee of £15 is available from our online store.  We highly recommend this when posting to an overseas address.  This is a courier service which allows you to track your order online and delivery time is reduced. You must order this by the 26th June.  If you purchase after this date we cannot process your request and your order will be cancelled and the money refunded.

The dates provided above are absolute and we cannot logistically provide degree certificates and transcripts any earlier.

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.  
  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 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.