Study with us Graduation

Congratulations on the conferment of your award!

Please join us on the Conferment Day site to celebrate your award.

From July 2020 students can access their digital certificates from our new Student Verification Portal. You can view your digital certificate and share it with employers / third parties for verification. You can also print a copy until you receive your hard copy degree parchment. 

To begin your digital certificate journey, click on the ‘Access your digital certificate’ button.

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

Information on November ceremonies will follow in due course.

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 until the autumn. While the ceremonial aspect has been postponed, those eligible will still receive a degree or qualification award this summer. 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 this summer and have the option to participate in a replacement graduation event at a later date. Further information will be issued in due course.

Why have the summer 2020 graduation ceremonies been postponed?

This difficult decision was made in response to the precautionary warnings from the Government regarding coronavirus posing an increasingly serious threat to the UK, and the restriction of movement to all but essential work and travel until further notice. Although this will be extremely disappointing for many of you, the safety, health and wellbeing of our students and staff must remain our priority.

Will I still be granted my degree award despite graduation ceremonies being postponed?

Yes. It is important to stress that our decision to postpone the Summer 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 summer, your award will be conferred on you in absentia on Friday 03 July 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 July. Information on this will be issued in due course so 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.

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

Do I still need to enrol to graduate?

Yes. Graduation enrolment will re-open on Monday 04 May 2020 and you must enrol to graduate no later than Friday 05 June 2020. Do not wait until you have your results or until your award has been confirmed before you enrol to graduate.

You need to enrol here in order to verify your personal details as this information will be used for the production of your digital certificate. So 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.

What do I do if I decide not to progress to the next or final year of my course?

If you decide not to progress to the next or final year of your course (e.g.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 05 June 2020.
  3. You must enrol to graduate no later than Friday 05 June 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.

What happens if I don’t qualify for my award in time?

If you enrol to graduate for the Summer 2020 conferment but don’t qualify for the award in time, your enrolment will automatically carry forward to the next available conferment.

I have already enrolled to graduate in person at the Summer 2020 ceremonies. What should I do?

As the Summer 2020 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.

Although I am eligible to graduate in the Summer 2020 ceremonies I have already chosen and enrolled to graduate in November 2020

If you are eligible to graduate in Summer 2020 but have already enrolled to graduate in November, your award will not be conferred in absentia on Friday 03 July 2020 and you will not have access to a digital certificate. You will be conferred and receive your degree parchment in November as planned, either in absentia or in attendance depending on your enrolment.

If you now wish to graduate in absentia in Summer 2020 and gain access to your digital certificate, and have the option to attend a replacement graduation event later in the year (not the November ceremonies), please contact graduation-enquiries@strath.ac.uk

How will I receive my certificate after my degree has been conferred?

Degrees will be conferred, or formally awarded to students by Senate, on 3 July 2020. Shortly after this date, you will be given access to a digital copy of your degree certificate. You will be contacted nearer the time 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.

On the graduation enrolment form I indicated that I (or a friend) would collect my degree certificate from the Student Lifecycle Services office? Is this still possible?

No. This will no longer be possible.

Shortly after degrees are conferred, you will be given access to an electronic copy of your certificate. You will be contacted nearer the time with instructions on how to do this. 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.

When will rescheduled graduation ceremonies take place?

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 Friday 05 June 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.

Will you contact me once the new ceremony dates have been confirmed?

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 here.

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

Will I need to confirm I am attending a replacement graduation event once the new dates are published?

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 here.

My visa might have expired. Will I need a new one?

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.

I have already hired my gown and booked a photography package from Ede & Ravenscroft. Will I get a refund?

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.

Will I receive an academic transcript?

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.

Will my award be published in the newspapers?

Yes, if you have requested your name to appear than the ceremony listings will appear in the Glasgow Herald and Scotsman on Monday 6 July. Pre-orders can be made and for the Herald this is https://www.heraldscotland.com/graduations/ and for the Scotsman you can contact 0330 403 0066 or subscription@jpimedia.co.uk

Will I be able to order graduation merchandise?

Branded merchandise, including hoodies and t-shirts, is available to buy online via Campus Clothing. Pick up the perfect keepsake whilst contributing to the Alumni Community Scholarship, supporting current and future Strathclyde students.