2020 graduation arrangements

With great regret, we will not be able to hold December degree ceremonies as the current restrictions make large gatherings impossible. 

Successful candidates will therefore graduate without being present in person (technically known as graduating ‘in absentia’).  In practice, this means that you will receive your degree certificates by post rather than at a ceremony in the Great Hall.  After the results are published in Minerva, certificates and transcripts will be posted mid-December before the University closes for the Christmas break.

If it  does become possible in the not too distant future to offer you the opportunity to mark your achievement, we will arrange graduation celebrations in the Great Hall, but only if we can be confident about setting new dates.  If we do, we will give you at least two months’ notice of the dates so that you can make travel and other arrangements in good time. 


We now need you to log into the Graduation Registration system from Tuesday 10th November 2020 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 November 2020.



Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times.  

Graduation Team