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Graduating without attending the ceremony

If you can't make the graduation ceremony, you can graduate in Absentia and receive your award certificate by mail.

Even if you do not wish to attend the ceremony you will need to register to graduate as Not Attending the Ceremony (i.e. 'In Absentia').  Your award certificate will then be posted to you after the ceremony. 

Details on how to register will be emailed to all eligible students by the end of April. 

Certificates are posted standard mail the week following the ceremony. For UK addresses delivery is normally within 5 working days. For non-UK addresses we recommend allowing up to 20 working days. 

Normally certificates are posted to international destinations by standard airmail. If you wish to have your certificate posted by courier at an additional cost of £20, please contact Student Records at to request this. 

The address your certificate will be sent to will be in your Graduation Confirmation of Registration email. If you wish to change your address or other information, complete the online form:

Graduation Checklist

  • Read registration information and register online 
  • Return all library books prior to the ceremony
  • Clear any outstanding fees or charges owed to the University library or accommodation services
  • Find out what the Alumni Network, Library Service and Careers Centre can offer you

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