The Awards and Ceremonies team are currently away for the Christmas break, and will return to the office on Wednesday 5 January 2022. If you submit a request over the break, this will be actioned on our return to the office in the New Year, but please note that depending on the number of requests received, it may take longer than usual for your authorised copies to be issued.
Please complete this form if you would like to request authorised copies of your original certificate/s. An authorised certificate copy is a black and white photocopy of your original certificate, stamped and signed confirming that the copy is genuine. An authorised certificate copy can be helpful where you do not wish to send your original to a third party, or where you do not wish to have third party stamps applied to your original. Authorised certificate copies are often accepted by other universities when making an application for courses or by prospective employers.
The University does not keep copies of certificates, so we will need you to attach a full size clean scan of your certificate/s (along with your proof of ID documents, e.g. passport, driving licence), in order to proceed with your request. There is no charge for this service.
Authorised certificate copies will normally be processed and dispatched within 2 working days of receipt, however, please note that during graduation periods (January and July) it may not be possible to process your request until after the ceremonies/posting of original certificates. Should you encounter any difficulty around these busy periods, you may also find it helpful to request a Confirmation of Award letter.
The University is not able to scan and email authorised certificate copies of certificates to you, so, please provide your postal address below (or instructions for collection and we will contact you when it is ready).
Please note: The University cannot issue authorised copies (i.e. stamped and signed photocopies) of academic transcripts. Any transcripts attached to a request for authorised certificate copies will not be processed. However, if you do require official academic transcripts, you can order these from the Student Records team separately.