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Graduation Eligibility Criteria


Receipt of the invitation to register and/or completion of the registration form do not constitute eligibility to attend an Awards Ceremony or to graduate in Absentia.

To be eligible for attendance at a Degree Congregation or to graduate in absentia at the July 2019 ceremonies, all of the following must be true:

  • Your name must have appeared on a Pass List approved by the Senate or the Steering Committee by no later than the dates stated below for your level of study:

Wednesday 3 July 2019 - Undergraduate degrees (Senate/Steering Committee)
(in order to meet the Senate committee date, departments must submit finalist examination board results to the Examinations Office by 14:00 on Thursday 27 June 2019)
Monday 24 June 2019 - Postgraduate taught degrees (Steering Committee)
(in order to meet the Steering committee date, departments should submit pass lists to Student Records by 14:00 on Tuesday 11 June 2019)
Monday 24 June 2019 - Postgraduate research degrees (Steering Committee)
(in order to meet the Steering committee date, the Graduate School must be in receipt of examiner's reports and all necessary documentation by Friday 14 June 2019, including hard bound copy and CD of thesis. See the Graduate School website for more details);

  • The award of a degree must have been conferred (e.g. Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate awards are not eligible for Congregation attendance);
  • You must not have an outstanding study related balance on your University account after 16:00 Thursday 13 June 2019 (this includes having any library fines outstanding, and funds must be fully cleared by the University's bank);
  • You must have registered your intention with the Awards and Ceremonies Team, Academic Office, to either attend the Congregation, graduate in Absentia or Defer to a future ceremony, by 16:00 Friday 31 May 2019 (or as set out in your invitation email).