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Awards & Ceremonies

Graduation in 2022

With the recent significant increase in Covid-19 cases in the UK, and the Government’s guidance on how we should mitigate the risk of further spread, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our January 2022 degree ceremonies. We apologise for the frustration and disruption this may cause graduands and their families. We believe this is the best course of action to keep our community safe and to give graduands the chance to celebrate their achievements properly, when the time comes.

We are making plans to arrange celebrations in the summer for all graduates who have been unable to attend ceremonies due to the pandemic. We will be in touch in the new year with arrangements for all cohorts.

You can also keep up-to-date with the University’s response to coronavirus and for further information and future updates on graduation, please see our graduation coronavirus updates.

Summer 2020, Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 Cohorts

The July 2020, January 2021 and July 2021 degree ceremonies were postponed. Eligible students have graduated in absentia with certificates sent in the post/made available for collection. If you are yet to receive notification that your certificate has been posted, please contact us.

July 2022 will also see a spectacular graduation celebration held on campus to recognise the academic endeavours of those who graduated in absentia in Summer 2020, Winter 2021 and Summer 2021. The event will take place on campus between 8-15 July.

Graduates will receive a well-earned, congratulatory farewell complete with fun, festivities and the classic hallmarks of our formal ceremonies, including caps, gowns and hoods. Graduates’ guests will be able to attend.

More details of the graduation celebration will be available soon.

For up to date information on alternative graduation celebrations, please see our coronavirus updates.


Future Graduation Ceremonies:

  • January 2022: Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 January 2022 POSTPONED
  • Graduation Celebration for Summer 2020, Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 Cohorts: Friday 8 – Friday 15 July 2022 (exact dates, schedule and further details to follow)
  • July 2022: Monday 18 – Wednesday 27 July 2022 (exact dates and schedule expected by February 2022)
  • Future Winter dates: The penultimate full week in January (subject to change).
  • Future Summer dates: the third and fourth week after the end of the Summer term (subject to change).

Previous Graduates

If you were eligible to graduate previously, and did not register at that time, please contact us to confirm your delivery address and method of receipt for your certificate. Please check our Award Certificates page for further information on how we post certificates.