Graduation checklist

  • Everything you need to do before the day, on the day and after the ceremony.

    Before the day

    1. Watch the deadlines! Make sure you are aware of all the deadlines.


    2. Register for your graduation ceremony via your PIP > My Graduation Planner tab and make sure you have a confirmation email.

    Initial deadline: TBC

    Order your visa support letter via PIP, if needed.





    3. Don't forget to pre-book:



    4. Check that you have been awarded by (TBC), by looking on PIP or speaking to your Programme Administrator. If you are not awarded you cannot attend a ceremony even if you have registered for it. 

    If your September registration is cancelled due to academic failure any tickets purchased will be refunded and you will be invited to register to attend a ceremony in 2016 when registration opens. Contact our graduation suppliers to enquire about the possibility of a refund.

    5. Plan your journey. There is no parking on campus - see travel and parking.
    6. Let us know if you or your guests have any need for specific provision via the "Additional Services" section on your PIP.



    7. If you registered for a ceremony but you are unable to attend, please cancel via your PIP as soon as possible (Research Degree students email the Graduation Team), so that your seats may be re-allocated.

    The deadline for requesting a refund on guest ticket purchases for a September ceremony is (TBC).

    On the day


    1. If you have not already done so, double check that you have actually been awarded within the deadlines, by looking on PIP or speaking to your Programme Administrator or Student Central. If you are not awarded you cannot attend a ceremony even if you have registered for it.

    2. Arrive in plenty of time on campus. Check in and collect your graduate seating card and pre-purchased guest tickets.

    3. Pick up your pre-ordered academic dress (gown, hood and hat).

    4. Have your photographs taken, if desired.

    5. Be seated at least 20 minutes before the ceremony starts.
    6. Don’t forget to attend the post-ceremony graduation reception and enjoy the light refreshments and celebrations!

    7. Return your gown after the ceremony, if hired.

    After the ceremony


    1. Stay connected after you graduate. Find out more at and you can enjoy a wealth of discounts, special services and benefits.

    2. If you have any queries regarding your transcript or certificate, please contact Student Central.