Getting your certificate
Find out when and where to collect your certificate if you have recently finished your course.
How to get your certificate
If you are attending a graduation ceremony
If you have told us that you will attend your ceremony then your certificate will be available during the week of the ceremonies. Details on how you will receive your certificate will be sent to you by email.
If you have been invited but are not attending a graduation ceremony
If you have told us that you will not attend your ceremony and wish to have your certificate sent then we will send your certificate to the address that you gave us when you completed the invitation form,
Certificates will be sent out in the week following the ceremonies. If you have given us an overseas address, where possible, your certificate will be sent by DHL.
If the address is within the UK then your certificate will be sent by Royal Mail. Alternatively you can request for your certificate be collected by a named person directly from the ceremonies office. If you choose this option we will not send out your certificate unless you then contact us to amend your request.
If you have told us that you will not attend your ceremony and have nominated a named person to collect your certificate for you then it will be available to collect from the University campus from the start of the ceremonies. If your certificate is not collected it will stay in storage until you contact us.
If you are not eligible to attend a graduation ceremony or did not respond to the invitation
In the week following the ceremonies you will be sent a certificate release form by email, which you must complete and return. Your certificate will then be sent to you.
If you have given us an overseas address, where possible, your certificate will be sent by DHL.
If the address is within the UK then your certificate will be sent by Royal Mail.
If your course finishes and a graduation ceremony isn’t taking place in the near future
Currently the University confers awards four times a year. Conferment follows Board of Studies approval, and takes place in April, June, August and November.
If your award is conferred in June or November your certificate will be released around the time of the summer and winter ceremonies.
If you award is conferred in April or August, Academic Registry will send you a certificate release form by email and you can choose to have your certificate sent to you, rather than waiting for it to be released around the time of the next ceremony.
If you believe that your certificate has been sent but you have not received it.
If you have requested for your certificate to be sent instead of attending a graduation ceremony, you must allow up to 4 weeks from the ceremony date to receive your certificate. If after this period of time you have still not received your certificate you should get in touch with the graduation office.
Verifying your award
If you want to show an external organisation (an employer, or government organisation, for example) that your award has been approved before it has been conferred (and before your certificate has been sent to you), you can request an “award verification letter” from Academic Registry by emailing email@example.com.