Graduation FAQ

Graduation FAQ

Last Updated: November 30th 2022

When is Graduation?

Monday 31st October 2022.  There are two ceremonies on the day; 11.00am and 3.00pm.  Graduands will be notified of which ceremony their award is being presented at in the Graduation confirmation task.

The graduation task will be going live on the week commencing the 5th September 2022.


Where is Graduation?

Symphony Hall, Birmingham


What is the deadline for confirming?

The deadline for confirming whether you wish to attend, graduate in absentia or defer Graduation is Wednesday 12th October 2022.


Do I/my guests need a ticket?

Your ticket as the graduand is free.  If your friends/family wish to attend guest tickets will need to be purchased from Symphony Hall.  There is a link within the Graduation Task for this.


If I defer, when do I graduate?

You will graduate, and your certificate will be dated, Monday 30th October 2023.  You cannot defer more than once.


What name is used for Graduation? 

The name that appears on your award certificate will be the full name on your student record (including any middle names) at the time of printing.  Your name (first and surname only) is announced during the online Graduation and will be listed in the programme (whether you attend or graduate in absentia).


What do I do about hiring my gown?

You can order your gown by following the link within the Graduation Task to Ede & Ravenscroft’s website.


What do I do about photographs?

You can book a slot in the photography studio by following the link within the Graduation Task to Ede & Ravenscroft’s website.


When will I get my certificate if I graduate in absentia? 

You should have received this by the end of November 2022. Unfortunately, due to the industrial action by the Royal Mail and unexpected technical issues you may experience delays in receiving your Certificate/ HEAR Transcript.

Whilst we cannot provide you with an electronic version of your certificate, we can provide you with an electronic transcript that includes your name, award and classification. If this is something you would like, please email


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