Request the documents to be posted to you

If you don’t want to attend a graduation ceremony in person you can request to be conferred in absentia and we will post out your documents (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 main results are published in Minerva, Certificates and transcripts will be posted in July. 

The system will open on the May 10th for you to register for them to be posted to you. 

Not confirming your details will result in a delay sending your certificate.

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 tool bar on the top right 
  3. Click the Registration and Student Records tab
  4. Click the Graduation Ceremony link at the bottom of the page
  5. Click the ceremony number to enter the system
  6. You are now in the system, go through each step selecting to have your documents posted out to you in absentia. 
  7. Remember if you need to update your address you need to do this in the personal information tab in Minerva

If you no longer have access to Minerva please try this alternative method

  1. Log in to 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 entering your 9 digit student number and your Date of Birth. 
  2. Once inside, Click on the Registration and Student Records tab
  3. Click the Graduation Ceremony link at the bottom of the page
  4. Click the ceremony number to enter the system
  5. You are now in the system, go through each step selecting to have your documents posted out to you in absentia. 
  6. Remember if you need to update your address you need to do this in the personal information tab in Minerva. 

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

We will aim to post all documents by the end of the year.  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.

You can pay to have your documents posted by DHL tracked delivery.  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 17 June 2022 and we aim to post these by the end of July.  If you purchase after 17 June we cannot process your request and your order will be cancelled and the money refunded.

DHL link for delivery to a UK address 

DHL link for delivery outside the UK 

In line with Covid guidance we are unable to offer an on-campus collection option so please to not attend campus.

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