Coronavirus information (updated 23 November 2020)

Postponement of in person graduation

Congregations to confer degrees in person will not take place until further notice, but Congregations will continue for those who wish to take their degree in absence. Dates of scheduled Congregations and the deadlines for applying for them are available here

Assessment results will need to have been processed before students can graduate but the results do not have to be processed before the cut-off date for applying to graduate. To assist students in knowing which is the earliest congregation date they can apply to graduate at please click here.

Graduation ceremonies

The University is currently unable to facilitate virtual congregations for those who graduate in absence. However, we recognise the importance of celebrating your achievements in a fitting way. If you choose to graduate in absence because of the COVID-19 crisis, the University and Colleges seek to offer a ceremony in the Senate-House that will be as close as possible to the usual in-person graduation.

Our aim is to make it possible for College cohorts to reunite in their College and to process together to the Senate-House in academic dress. We hope that this could take place in 2021, but social distancing rules must allow large gatherings to resume before this can go ahead.

Certificates and transcripts

Transcripts for degrees awarded based on assessments modified as a result of COVID-19 will include brief wording explaining that the candidate undertook alternative assessments, and provide a link to a fuller explanation of the nature of the assessment, hosted on the CamData website.

Paper copies of certificates and transcripts for everyone who has graduated in absence during the lockdown period will be produced and posted as soon as staff are able to return to the workplace. Further copies may be ordered once this service is available again.

A service that allows you to access your official transcript electronically remains in place and has been enhanced to include an image of your graduation certificate. This subscription service to Digitary allows you to share documents on-line with other organisations such as employers or other educational institutions. Further information is available here.

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