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Update on Graduation Plans: Graduation for class of 2020 now planned for October 2021

We have been watching the fast-changing environment with regards to the current lockdown and have had to conclude that planning a Graduation event for this April is not going to be possible. Whilst there is a chance that lockdown will be over, and events will be allowed, we don’t expect a decision to be made about this by the Government until at least later in March.

As things stand, we are now awaiting guidance on most of our students being able to return to campus. This would be 8 March at the earliest, (as with schools), and we don’t believe that a decision on large events is likely before this date.

We remain committed to running a live event, and our best option is to move this back to October half term 2021 (wk. 25 October). This will extend our usual Graduation week and mean two years will graduate in the same week. The details of venue and graduations will be confirmed nearer the time.

Running the ceremonies will depend on the government restrictions in place at the time.

Please note that graduation is a celebration of your achievement, and does not affect you having your degree, your ability to start work, or to start a postgraduate course. Certificates are posted to you.

Available now are ‘Class of 2020’ tops in a choice of styles and colours. You can order your graduation top online.

We believe graduation is one of life’s great moments, and we are committed to helping you to experience the joy of graduation in full.

2017 Graduation Ceremonies - on/off row

Graduation information

Your step-by-step guide to graduation will be released nearer the time.

Registration and tickets

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Ceremony Timetable

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2016 Graduation Ceremonies 2 - always on row

Honorary graduates

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