The ceremony is a celebration of all of our graduating students' achievements – a truly unforgettable day. Students and their guests visit the Stadium of Light for the ceremony as students receive their awards.
Your graduation ceremony marks the culmination of all your hard work as you are formally presented with your certificates and awards.
The ceremony is a celebration of all of our graduating students’ achievements and we aim to make it an unforgettable day for you and your family.
Graduation ceremonies are held in the magnificent Stadium of Light. Summer ceremonies take place outside in the West Stand, while winter ceremonies are a more intimate affair, taking place indoors inside one of the ground’s many suites.
All ceremonies are presided over by the University Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor. They follow the procession party out at the start of each ceremony and personally congratulate every graduation student on the stage.
Once you graduate you automatically become a member of the University’s Alumni Association and will have access to a whole range of benefits and services. Join our online community.
From 30 November we will recognise the winter Class of 2022 with a series of special ceremonies at the Stadium of Light across three days for our graduates, their friends and family.
Wednesday 30 November
9:30am: Faculty of Education and Society, and the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism
12:30pm: Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism
3:30pm: Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
Thursday 1 December
9:30am: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, and the Faculty of Technology
12:30pm: Faculty of Education and Society, and the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism
3:30pm: Faculty of Education and Society
Friday 2 December
11am: Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
3pm: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing
StageClip is a new service that captures a video of the moment you cross the stage and receive your award. Your personalised video will feature your name, graduation date and degree award.
You'll be able to download the clip to your mobile device and share it to your favourite social networks. Keep an eye out for an email after your ceremony – this email notifies you when your clip is available and will contain a link to download it.