Graduation dates and times

The schedule allows you to see the date and time of your ceremony so you plan for your special day.

Graduation schedule for December 2023 

All finalist students are required to register a graduation choice which we hope to open on the 16 October.  Attendance is not guaranteed if you don’t register by the deadline.  

To make Graduation more accessible, we are trailing an alternative Graduation experience this December. This experience is designed for students or guests with learning difficulties, autism, social anxiety, or sensory processing difficulties, but is open to any students or guests who may find this alternative format more comfortable, subject to availability. This ceremony will be taking place on Tuesday 19 December 2023. 

In addition a digital graduation ceremony will be held on Friday 8 December for those students who are unable to attend in person. 

Please only register to attend one event. 

Graduation timetable will be listed below when it is ready.  You are only able to attend with your parent school. 

School  Date  Start Time

Biological Sciences

Breakdown available shortly   

Wednesday 13 December  9.30am, 11.30am

Chemical and Process Engineering

Friday 15 December  11.30am
Chemistry Thursday 14 December  9.30am

Civil Engineering

Tuesday 12 December  11.30am


Friday 15 December  2pm
Dentistry Monday 18 December  11.30am 


Monday 11 December  11.30am 
Digital Education Service  Monday 11 December  2pm

Earth and Environment

Breakdown available shortly   

Wednesday 13 December  2pm, 4pm 


Friday 15 December  4pm

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Wednesday 13 December  4pm


Tuesday 12 December  9.30am
Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies Monday 11 December  9.30am
Food Science and Nutrition Wednesday 13 December  11.30am


Wednesday 13 December  11.30am


Breakdown available shortly   

Monday 18 December  11.30am, 2pm 


Tuesday 12 December  9.30am

Languages, Cultures and Societies

Monday 18 December  4pm


Breakdown available shortly   

Tuesday 12 December  2pm, 4pm 

Leeds University Business School

Breakdown available shortly   

Thursday 14 December 

9.30am, 11.30am, 1.45pm 3.30pm, 5.15pm

Lifelong Learning Centre Monday 11 December  2pm 


Monday 11 December  9.30am

Mechanical Engineering

Friday 15 December  11.30am 

Media and Communication

Monday 11 December  4pm 


Breakdown available shortly   

Monday 18 December  9.30am, 11.30am 
Music Friday 15 December  2pm
OD&PL (Academic Practice)  Thursday 14 December  9.30am 
Performance and Cultural Industries Monday 11 December  2pm

Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Monday 11 December  4pm
Physics and Astronomy Friday 15 December  9.30am

Politics and International Studies

Tuesday 12 December  4pm


Monday 18 December  11.30am 
Sociology and Social Policy Friday 15 December  9.30am 
Transport Studies Friday 15 December  4pm

If the Degree Ceremony cannot take place, if it is delayed or the ceremony date/time needs to change due to circumstances beyond our control the University of Leeds will not be liable for any losses direct or otherwise incurred by the graduands or their guests. 

Circumstances beyond our control can include fire, explosion, terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act), act of God, pandemic, national mourning (any member of the royal family), or as a result of any industrial action or dispute involving the University of Leeds.

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