Study with us Graduation

Students graduating from 2020 onwards can access their digital certificates from our new Student Verification Portal. On Conferment Day you will be able to view your digital certificate and share it with employers / third parties for verification. You will also be able to print a copy for personal use until you receive your hard copy degree parchment.

Please note: due to the current Coronavirus situation, our graduations have been postponed.

In support of the Government announcement to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus and in the interests of your own safety, health and wellbeing, and that of your family and friends, the University has postponed the formal graduation ceremonies. While the ceremonial aspect has been postponed, those eligible will still receive a degree or qualification award. Arrangements are being put in place to ensure that formal awards are granted by the University Senate to enable you to take up offers of employment or further study. All students eligible to graduate will graduate in absentia and have the option to participate in a replacement graduation event at a later date. Further information will be issued in due course.

This difficult decision was made in response to guidance from the Scottish Government. Although this will be extremely disappointing for many of you, the safety, health and wellbeing of our students and staff must remain our priority.

Yes. It is important to stress that our decision to postpone the November 2020 graduation ceremonies does not impact on the University awarding you your degree or qualification. Arrangements are being put in place to ensure that formal awards are granted by the University Senate to enable you to take up offers of employment or further study.

If you meet your degree requirements and are eligible to graduate in the autumn, your award will be conferred on you in absentia on Tuesday 3 November 2020. You will have the option to participate in a replacement graduation event at a later date and once arrangements have been finalised we will contact you.

We will make sure that you have access to a digital copy of your degree certificate shortly after the conferment date in November. Information on this is available online.

Degree parchments will be prepared and printed at a later date, once it is appropriate for staff to return to University buildings.

Yes. Graduation enrolment is now open and you must enrol to graduate no later than Monday 19 October.

Do not wait until you have your results or until your award has been confirmed before you enrol to graduate. You need to enrol online in order to verify your personal details as this information will be used for the production of your digital certificate. This is why it’s really important that you enrol and confirm your details.

In addition, the information you provide when you enrol will enable us to give you access to your digital certificate, to contact you regarding a replacement graduation event once this is confirmed, and to make arrangements for you to receive your parchment. Please make sure that you provide a non-university contact email address that you will still be able to access later in the year.

If you decide not to progress to the next or final year of your course (eg Honours) there are 3 things you must do:

  1. you must notify your department or school as soon as possible. This will allow them to update your student record and, if you are eligible, put you forward for an award.
  2. you must also let the graduations team know by emailing graduation-enquiries@strath.ac.uk as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 9 October 2020.
  3. you must enrol to graduate no later than Monday 19 October 2020 in order to verify your personal details. The information you provide will enable us to give you access to your digital certificate, to contact you regarding a replacement event once this is confirmed, and to make arrangements for you to receive your parchment. Please enrol and confirm your details as soon as possible and do not wait until you have your results or until your award has been confirmed.


Important: Graduation enrolment is not confirmation that you intend to withdraw early from your course and will not prompt notification to your department. You must complete all 3 steps; notify your department or school; confirm to the graduations team; enrol to graduate.

 

 

If you enrol to graduate for the conferment but don’t qualify for the award in time, your enrolment will automatically carry forward to the next available conferment.

As the graduation ceremonies are postponed your enrolment will automatically be transferred to an in absentia graduation.

You will have the option to participate in a replacement graduation event at a later date and further information will be issued in due course. However, we understand that your personal circumstances and contact details may have changed since you enrolled therefore we ask that you check the details you provided and update as appropriate.

Please make sure that the contact address on your graduation enrolment form is a non-university email address that you will still be able to access later in the year.

If you are eligible to graduate in November 2020 but have already requested for your enrolment to be deferred then your award will not be conferred in absentia on Tuesday 3 November and you will not have access to a digital certificate. You will be conferred and receive your degree parchment in 2021 as planned, either in absentia or in attendance depending on your enrolment.

If you now wish to graduate in absentia in November 2020 and gain access to your digital certificate, and have the option to attend a replacement graduation event at a later date, please contact graduation-enquiries@strath.ac.uk.

Degrees will be conferred, or formally awarded to students by Senate, on 3 November 2020. Shortly after this, you will be given access to a digital copy of your degree certificate. You can find information online with instructions on how to access your certificate and we will use the contact details that you provide on your graduation enrolment form. It is very important that these details are current and correct so please provide a non-university email address that you will still be able to access later in the year.

Degree parchments will be prepared and printed at a later date once it is appropriate for staff to return to University buildings and further information will be issued in due course.

No. This will no longer be possible.

Shortly after degrees are conferred, you will be given access to an electronic copy of your certificate. We will use the details that you provide on your graduation enrolment form to contact you regarding access to your digital certificate, and the replacement graduation event, so it is very important that these details are current and correct.

We understand that your personal circumstances and contact details may have changed since you enrolled therefore we ask that you check the details you provided. Please provide a non-university email address that you will still be able to access later in the year.

Degree parchments will be prepared and printed at a later date once it is appropriate for staff to return to University buildings and further information will be issued in due course.

We are unable to provide dates for the replacement graduation events yet. We will continue to monitor the situation and confirm dates as soon as we are able to and we will update the FAQs accordingly. You will be contacted regarding the replacement graduation events using the contact details that you provide on your graduation enrolment form. You must enrol to graduate no later than Monday 19 October 2020 and provide a non-university email address that you will still have access to later in the year.   

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to find solutions during these unprecedented times.

Yes, we will contact you by email and we will use the contact details you provide on your graduation enrolment form. It’s important that we have up to date contact information for you so please make sure you enrol to graduate and that the details you provide are current and correct. If you have already enrolled and wish to update your details please do so online.

Information will also be posted on the University's Coronavirus information pages, and on social media.

Yes, once the new dates are published, you will need to confirm with us that you wish to attend one of the replacement graduation events. Information on how to do this will be sent to you nearer the time.  

We will use the details you provide on the graduation enrolment form to contact you. It’s important that we have up to date contact information for you so please make sure you enrol to graduate and that the details you provide are current and correct. If you have already enrolled and wish to update your details please do so online.

If your visa has expired at the time you and any family members are travelling to the UK for the purposes of attending a replacement graduation event, you will need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa.

Yes. Our external supplier, Ede & Ravenscroft, will be happy to transfer your gown hire and/or photography order to a future ceremony. You can contact them by emailing student@edeandravenscroft.com. Alternatively, you can request a refund by either logging into your Ede & Ravenscroft account and cancelling your order or by emailing student@edeandravenscroft.com.

An academic transcript will be produced and issued along with your degree parchment at an appropriate time once staff are able to return to University buildings.

In the meantime, if required, you can apply to have a pdf copy of your transcript emailed to you. You should submit your request to transcripts@strath.ac.uk. Please note that this could take up to 28 days due to the anticipated volume of requests.

Yes, if you have requested your name to appear than the ceremony listings will appear in the Glasgow Herald and Scotsman on Tuesday 3 November 2020.

Pre-orders for the Glasgow Herald can be made online and then click on Special Edition Issue. Pre-orders should be made by Friday 30 October to avoid disappointment.

You can contact the Scotsman on 0330 403 0066 or subscription@jpimedia.co.uk.

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