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Authorised Certificate Copies

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 within 2 working days of receipt, however, please note that during graduation periods (during January and July), it may not be possible to process your request until after the ceremonies. Should you encounter any difficulty around these busy periods, you may also find it helpful to request a Certificate of Status letter via the Student Records Office web site, which is an official letter issued from the University to confirm your award.

The University is not able to scan 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). However, we can fax this to you, (please provide a fax number below, if you require this).


Do you require the copies to be in separate individually sealed envelopes? *
Please leave this blank and complete the field/s below if you require posting instead. If you are collecting, please type your name; if someone else is collecting for you, please type in their name. NOTE: If you have nominated someone else to collect, you must provide them with an email/letter of authorisation which they should bring with them and their own proof of ID when collecting your authorised certificate copies. We will not release your documents to any other person. We will send you an email when your authorised copies are ready to collect and confirm where to collect.
If you are collecting, please leave this blank and complete the previous field above instead. Authorised certificate copies will normally be sent by 2nd class post to UK addresses, and by Airmail to overseas addresses. If you prefer, you can request and pay for a courier delivery via our online courier payment form (UK courier delivery fee is £20.00 and Overseas courier delivery fee is £40.00). For courier payments, please follow the link provided in our email confirmation, after submitting this form.
Do you require one copy to be sent direct to a third party (eg DOATAP, another College/University or Employer)? *
If you have requested multiple copies, we will send one copy to each third party address you provide here. Any remainder will be sent to your own delivery address or held for collection as per your above instructions.
Please provide us with any other information we may need to know in order to process your request.
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Please confirm that you have attached the following required documents required to produce authorised copies. We cannot produce authorised copies without both documents so please upload these before submitting your request *
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This data on this form will be used to send you the authorised certificate copies you have requested. We will store the fact that you have requested authorised certificate copies and your contact details to receive the certificate copies, but we will not send you any information beyond that which you have requested, nor will we use the data for any other purpose.