Academic Verification

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From time to time organisations request verification of current and past students’ attendance and/or qualifications. These organisations include: prospective employers, employment and screening agencies, other Higher Education institutions, local authorities and Government bodies.

Often the purpose of these requests is to verify and confirm qualifications, graduation, dates/mode of attendance, and/or courses taken. The disclosure of this data is strictly limited to a student’s period of study, programme of study, degree classification (if applicable) and will not be disclosed without express consent from the student.

Please see the instructions below for contact information and how to submit a verification request. If you are the student, please look at the student Verification request instructions. If you are not the student and are requesting information regarding a student/graduate of the University, please look at the third-party verification instructions.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

At the current time all verifications are provided in a digital format. Please do not submit a request for hard copy verification as we are unable to provide these.

If the verification request relates to attendance from the year 2000 onwards, electronic verification will be provided by email or as a pdf document.

If the verification request relates to attendance from 1985 to 1999, electronic verification will be provided by email only.

If the verification request relates to attendance prior to 1985, we will be unable to provide confirmation at this time. Any enquiries relating to this period will be responded to when staff have returned to working from campus.

Please note: if you have graduated in 2020 or 2021 you can share your award certificate directly for verification using the Student Verification Portal https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/graduation/accessingyourdigitalcertificate/

We appreciate your understanding at this difficult time.

Third Party Verification Request

This is when a University or Company or similar contact Strathclyde to request verification for your studies.

We will only be able to process with the request from a third party if it is accompanied by an appropriate declaration signed by the student/graduate that gives permission for the information requested to be released.

If you are submitting a request for a student/graduates’ information, please send a separate request and permission for each verification you require. If the candidate studied more than one programme, please submit a separate academic verification request for each programme of study and ensure that the student/graduate permission expressly states the information can be released.

Submit your request(s) to verification@strath.ac.uk and ensure that the subject line of your email reads as follows:  Student surname,  Student forename,  Degree awarded,  Student date of birth in dd/mm/yy format 

The verifications will be sent from our official university verification mailbox verification@strath.ac.uk   

Please note that for security reasons we will not confirm details over the telephone.

Please allow sufficient time for the verification to be produced (approximately 7-10 working days).

Student Verification Request

You may request that an academic verification of your studies be sent either to you or directly to a third party. Please state when submitting your request where you want the verification to be sent to. Please note: the majority of institutions will insist that the academic verification is sent direct to them.

Important: at this time all verifications are provided in digital format via email so please ensure that you have the correct email address for where you wish a verification to be sent to a third party.

Submit your request to verification@strath.ac.uk and ensure that the subject line of your email reads as follows: Student surname,  Student forename,  Degree awarded,  Student date of birth in dd/mm/yy format

Please allow sufficient time for the verification to be produced (approximately 7-10 working days), especially if you are due to leave the country shortly. Unfortunately, we cannot process same day requests.

PLEASE READ THE FAQ INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST FOR ACADEMIC VERIFICATION

Academic Verification FAQs