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We will update this table with all news related to the postponed July 2020 and January 2021 degree ceremonies, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will also link to any emails sent out to our community.

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Our latest updates


January 2021 Degree Ceremonies

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Warwick has decided that we cannot hold our January 2021 degree ceremonies safely based on current government guidance. These ceremonies were due to take place in the week commencing 18 January 2021. Cancelling these ceremonies is a measure we hoped we would not have to take, but our first priority must continue to be the safety of our community. Students meeting the requirements of their award will still graduate in January 2021, but this will be in absentia and they will receive their degree certificate by post instead. Students expected to be eligible will be invited to register an address for their certificate in November 2020. We are exploring the feasibility of enabling family and friends to celebrate with our graduating students at a later point in 2021, but this will still depend on government restrictions. We will inform all eligible students, graduands and graduates of our revised plans in early 2021. We thank everyone for their understanding and we are happy to help with any queries you may have via

Release of Final-Year Results and Virtual Graduation

With final-year results to be released to undergraduate students tomorrow, you can find out more about how you will receive your results and the virtual graduation day here. While it is undergraduate students receiving their results tomorrow, all students graduating this summer are encouraged to get involved with the virtual graduation day.

Certificate Posting

We are receiving numerous queries asking when certificates will be posted. We are expecting to post approximately 7,000 certificates this summer and will be working hard to ensure certificates are posted promptly and efficiently. Your certificate will be dispatched according to your chosen certificate delivery option as soon as we can and we will notify you via email when your certificate is posted. We kindly ask you not to contact us asking when your certificate will be sent, as this will only serve to delay posting of certificates while we respond to such emails.

Certificate will not be posted before you receive your results. This week we expect to dispatch previously awarded certificates, including students who deferred their graduation from a previous ceremony, MBChBs and some PhDs. From next week, we will start printing and posting PGT certificates and transcripts (where ready). Printing and posting of UG certificates will begin no earlier than 22 July 2020. Please understand that it will take a number of weeks/months to post all certificates.

Issue with BT Internet Email Addresses

We are experiencing issues sending emails to email addresses from our Student Records system. Those affected have been contacted directly today by email (not using our Student Records system). UPDATE 06/07/2020: BT have notified the University that the issue has been resolved.

Awards and Ceremonies Team – Return to Office

Some of the team have now returned to the office and we have therefore reopened our authorised certificate copy and replacement certificate services. If you contacted us while we were working from home and your enquiry required office access, we will be in touch with you soon, if not already. Certificates awaiting posting to Wuhan/Hubei Province following the January 2020 ceremonies have now been posted.

Registration Deadline

Today is the deadline for registering your graduation intentions and an address for your certificate. The registration process will remain open for those who have not yet completed it, but we cannot guarantee your certificate will be included in our first print runs after this date. You are currently able to amend your registration by visiting and clicking to ‘change my registration details’. We will remove the ‘change my registration details’ link shortly before we print and post your certificate. Note that this will be at different times for different students.

End of term email to final year undergraduates from the Vice-Chancellor

Final year undergraduates have received an email from the vice-chancellor, marking the end of term and wishing the very best of luck for results and the future. The email also includes information about virtual celebrations this summer (more information to follow), a supportive statement that will be included with UG and PGT certificates and details on how to keep connected after graduation. While sent to undergraduate students only, most of the email is relevant to all graduating students.

Registration Open: Register your Graduation Intentions and Certificate Address

We have today opened our graduation registration process, with invitation emails sent to all students expected to be eligible to graduate this summer, including those who have deferred examinations to September. With this summer’s ceremonies postponed, if eligible, you will graduate in absentia and receive your certificate in the post, in addition to having the opportunity to attend a future ceremony. You will need to register by Friday 26 June to ensure your certificate is included in our first print runs.

If you are expecting to receive an invitation and haven’t by the end of today, or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Further Information for Previous Deferrals

We have today emailed all students who had previously deferred their graduation ceremony with the intention of attending in July 2020, following the email from the vice-chancellor yesterday, with further information specific to their situation. The text of this email can be viewed here.

July 2020 Degree Ceremonies - Email to students from the Vice-Chancellor

Students expected to have been eligible to attend the ceremonies have received an email from the vice-chancellor, with notification that the July 2020 degree ceremonies have been postponed. We are working hard to reschedule the ceremonies on alternative dates later on in the 2020/21 academic year. The email also includes details on how and when students will receive their certificates. Our intention is to ask students to complete a registration process in the coming months, with part of this process to include providing the address for your certificate to be posted to. You do NOT need to provide us with an address at this time.

July 2020 Degree Ceremonies - POSTPONED

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Warwick has taken the difficult decision to postpone the July 2020 degree ceremonies, which were due to take place between 14-22 July 2020. We are working hard to reschedule the ceremonies on alternative dates and we will share more information on this in due course, along with arrangements for receiving your certificate. We thank everyone for their understanding and we are happy to help with any queries you may have via

Confirmation of Award Letters

While we are working from home and unable to provide authorised certificate copies and replacement certificates, alumni seeking these should consider whether a Confirmation of Award Letter will be a suitable alternative. Confirmation of Award Letters are issued by the Student Services team who are currently able to send letters electronically. For more information, please see the final item on our Status Letter webpage.

Awards and Ceremonies Team - Working from home

In line with government advice, the Awards and Ceremonies Team are working from home until further notice. During this time we do not have access to printing or postage facilities. As such, we have suspended our authorised certificate copy and replacement certificate services, along with our courier payment form. We appreciate your understanding and if there is anything equivalent we can provide, via email, do not hesitate to get in touch via

January 2020 Degree Ceremonies - Certificate posting to Wuhan/Hubei Province

Due to restrictions in place in China, we are unable to post certificates to addresses in Wuhan/Hubei Province. All affected students have today been contacted by email and asked to provide an alternative postal address if desired. Otherwise, we will continue to monitor the situation and post certificates as soon as we're able to. UPDATE 17/03/2020: In line with government advice, the Awards and Ceremonies Team are now working from home with no access to postage facilities. We checked postage options to Wuhan/Hubei Province daily prior to this but unfortunately remained unable to post certificates. We will post certificates as soon as possible on our return to the office.