There are a few things you need to do to make sure your graduation day is as enjoyable as possible! Here's our handy checklist:
Enrol to graduate
You need to enrol to graduate, even if you're not attending the ceremony - you still need to enrol to graduate in absentia. Please make sure you do this as we love to see you all up on that stage!
Please don't wait until you have your results or until your award has been confirmed to enrol for graduation. If you don't enrol before the deadline you may not be able to graduate.
Accessibility at graduation
If you think you need adjustments or additional support to help you take part in the graduation ceremony, or if any of your guests need assistance, please contact email@example.com no later than 6 June 2022.
Check that you've passed your degree/diploma
If you enrol to graduate for the June ceremony but don't qualify for the award in time, your enrolment will automatically carry forward to the November ceremony.
If you enrol for the November ceremony but don't qualify for the award in time, your enrolment will automatically carry forward to the following June ceremony. You don't need to enrol again.
Clear any outstanding debts
Make sure you clear any debts with the Finance Office or Library straight away. Due to the deadline for publication of graduation lists in the press, if your finance debts aren't cleared seven working days before the ceremony your name may not appear in the press lists on graduation day.
You can check your library account and pay outstanding fines by signing in to your library account.
Double and triple check your name is right!
Please make sure we have your correct legal name on the PEGASUS Student Record System - this is the name that will appear on your parchment.
If you need to change it, please do so as soon as possible. For verification purposes the name on your student record should match the name on all your official documentation, e.g. passport, birth certificate, etc.
Please note: Tier 4 students cannot change the name on their student record.
Tell us if you're going to appeal your award
If you're going to appeal, or are already pursuing an appeal, you won't be able to graduate so please let us know. It's also really important that you notify the Student Awards & Graduations team, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us if you're going to continue studying, for example into Honours
You'll need to let the Student Awards & Graduations team (email@example.com) know as soon as possible, and before your ceremony has taken place. That way we can transfer your enrolment to the next available ceremony.
Tell us right away if you intend to withdraw from your course with an exit award
If you decide not to progress to the next or final year of your course and instead want to graduate at the upcoming ceremonies you must tell your department or school as soon as possible. This way they can update their records and you can be put forward for an award. Graduation enrolment is not confirmation that you intend to withdraw early from your course.
Tell us if you've registered to graduate in person but are unable to attend
If you're unable to attend the graduation ceremony, let us know straight away. Just get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know if you want to graduate in absentia, or defer until the next available graduation ceremony.
If you don't contact us, you'll automatically graduate in absentia and your degree certificate will be sent to the address you provided on your enrolment.
Tell us if you or any of your guests need assistance
If you think you need adjustments or additional support to enable you to participate in the graduation ceremony, or if any of your guests need assistance, please contact email@example.com no later than 6 June 2022.
Postgraduate Diploma students
Postgraduate Diploma students have the option to be presented at the November ceremonies.
If you're attending the ceremony, complete the online enrolment form.
If you're not attending the ceremony, you don't need to enrol to graduate. Your diploma will be issued approximately one month after the date of the last graduation ceremony.