Below you will find answers to some commonly asked questions but you should also see your 'Class of' page for more useful information about preparing for graduation.
When will I receive my certificate?
Certificates have been sent to your home addresses within 12 weeks of your award date. If you have not received your certificate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org who can assist.
What happens if I am studying two subject fields?
If you are an undergraduate student studying a combined degree with two subjects of equal weighting (joint award), you may be offered a choice of ceremonies.
Choosing a ceremony will determine which Faculty you graduate with. For example, if you are studying Economics (EC) and Politics (PO) you will be given a choice of ceremonies when you register.
If you are studying a degree with major/minor fields, you will be eligible to register to attend the ceremony for your major field only.
What happens if I am not awarded by the award deadline?
Students invited to the 2020/2021 ceremonies will already be awarded or will be awarded in time for the ceremonies. If for any reason you are not awarded by the 14 April 2022, you will be removed from the ceremony and notified via email.
For Class of 2022 students, the award deadline is the 10 August 2022. If you are not awarded and registered, we will remove you and notify you via email.
What happens if I have debts to the University?
Students invited to the 2020/2021 ceremonies who have registered for graduation but have outstanding debt will be removed from the ceremonies list by 14 April 2022.
Students invited to the 2022 ceremonies who have registered for graduation but have outstanding debt will be removed from the ceremonies list by 10 August 2022.
Can I ask for my name to be removed from the Awards List?
The names, courses and prizes of all graduates who have been awarded by Oxford Brookes University appear in the Awards List for the ceremony they have registered to attend.
If you wish for any of this information to be removed from this publication, please contact us at least three weeks before your ceremony, giving your student number and clearly confirming what information you wish to be removed. In the subject box, please enter 'Exclude from Awards List'.
I do not want my name passed on to any clothing suppliers
Graduate names will be passed on to our clothing supplier, Campus Clothing to produce a "Class of ...” t-shirts and hoodies. If you don’t wish for your name to be included on any graduation clothing, please email email@example.com before registration closes.
Can I bring children to the campus?
Yes, you can. Oxford Brookes welcomes all ages to the campus. However, children under 5 years old will not be allowed in the ceremony hall. We have a family room where our younger guests can play and watch the ceremony with a parent or guardian.
What happens to lost property?
Lost property will be held at the Main Reception in the John Henry Brookes Building on the day. If you have forgotten something, please call on 01865 488200.
We will be hosting our ceremonies following government Covid guidelines that are in place at the time.
For more information on what measures are likely to be in place, please see the Keeping each other safe webpage.
We will not be liable to you for events outside our control which we could not have foreseen or prevented even if we had taken reasonable care. Events outside our control include industrial action, over or under demand from students, staff illness, significant changes to our funding or to Government direction to higher education, severe weather, fire, terrorism, civil disorder, political unrest, government restrictions and concern with regard to the transmission of serious illness. In such circumstances, we reserve the right to change or cancel parts, or all, of your graduation.