Graduation ceremony schedule

Spring 2021 Graduation Postponed

With the Government’s announcement to continue most Alert Level 3 restrictions over the next few weeks, the University has decided to postpone our graduation ceremonies previously re-scheduled for Wednesday 27 October.

Graduation will now take place on Tuesday 30 November 2021. 

The ceremonies will only proceed on this date if the University is able to comply with Government requirements in place at that time for holding safe large-scale public events. 

We will regularly review the situation over the coming weeks as Government guidelines are clarified and will make a decision at the end of October on whether we are able to hold the ceremonies as planned. If there is any doubt at that time about being able to proceed, the decision will be made to cancel the ceremonies until next year, at a date to be determined.

If you have recently requested to change your application from in person to in absentia

You do not need to do anything. You will graduate in absentia on 30 November  from the graduation ceremony that day. Your digital graduation certificate will be made available to you within 3-5 days of the ceremonies taking place. When we are allowed back into the office, we will arrange printing of all certificates and your hard copy certificate will be available in the two weeks after the ceremony date.

If you have applied to graduate in person

You do not need to do anything to your application. You will still graduate at the same time and ceremony number. All you need to do is ensure your guests are aware of the new date, Tuesday 30 November.

If you are unable to attend graduation on 30 November

You can email before 5pm on Tuesday 2 November and let us know you are unable to attend and would like to graduate in absentia. We will process this change for you and the digital copy of your certificate will be available after the 30 November ceremonies. Please note that if you choose to change to in absentia graduation, you will not be able to attend a ceremony in person at a future date.

Spring 2021 Graduation Schedule

Tuesday 30 November

Ceremony One, 10am

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education and Social Work
Faculty of Engineering 

Ceremony Two, 3pm

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
Faculty of Science 

Ceremony Three, 7pm

Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences