Once the Graduate School has received the hard bound copy of your thesis, together with one electronic copy saved in pdf format on a single CD ROM, and all of the internal paperwork in respect of your examination has been concluded, your name will be placed on a pass list for the conferral of your award by the Senate or Steering Committee acting on behalf of the Senate. The Graduate School will send formal notification of your award to your University email address and any other email address held on your student record shortly after your award has been conferred. You will not receive a conferral email nor be eligible to attend a Degree Congregation, should you have any study-related debts to the University.
You will also be invited to attend the next Degree Congregation. Congregations are held in mid-July and late January each year and you may receive your degree in person or in absentia. You cannot receive your degree certificate until the degree has been conferred formally at a Congregation whether you decide to be present in person or not.