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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.

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Past graduation ceremonies

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Past graduation ceremonies

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You can view past 2022 graduations here.


Your graduation

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.


Graduations return this summer, with two weeks of ceremonies.

From 4 July we will recognise the Class of 2020/2021 with a series of special ceremonies at the Stadium of Light for those graduates, their friends and family, who were not able to celebrate in person due to the pandemic.

From 11 July it's back to business as usual with the Class of 2022 crossing the stage at the Stadium of Light.

Summer Graduations 2022

Monday, 11 July

Faculty of Education and Society (All day)

Tuesday, 12 July 

Faculty of Education and Society (Morning)

Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries (Afternoon)

Wednesday, 13 July

Faculty of Technology (Morning)

Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism (Afternoon)

Thursday, 14 July

Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism (Morning)

Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing (Afternoon)

Friday, 15 July

Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing (All day)

StageClip – your special moment

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.