Getting your certificate
Find out how to get your certificate if you have recently finished your course.
When certificates are released
Currently the University confers awards four times a year. Conferment follows Board of Studies approval, and normally takes place in April, June, August and November.
If your award would normally be conferred in June or November your certificate will normally be released around the time of the summer and winter ceremonies.
If your award would normally be 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.
What has changed this year
Because of the situation with COVID-19, the summer award ceremonies have been postponed.
The main assessment and supplementary assessment periods have been extended, which means that Boards of Studies are meeting later than normal.
In turn this means that conferment is taking place slightly later and consequently certificates are being sent out later than usual.
How to get your certificate in summer 2020
If you have requested that your certificate is sent to you and you have given us your address by completing our web form, your certificate will be sent out to you, along with your transcript, by the end of August, following conferment of your award.
If you have not yet given us an address for your certificate you can still complete our web form.
You should allow up to 4 weeks from the end of August to receive your certificate. If, after this period of time, you have still not received your certificate you should get in touch with us.
Verifying your award
If you want to show an external organisation (an employer, or government organisation, for example) that your award has been approved by a Board of Studies 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, after your results have been released.