Graduation Ceremony FAQs Graduation Ceremony FAQs

Please see the latest statement regarding Graduation ceremonies from Vice-Chancellor Professor David Richardson (10.06.2020)


Q: Why have July’s Graduation ceremonies been cancelled?

A: Our Graduation ceremonies involve thousands of people travelling to campus from across the globe, and as the COVID-19 pandemic develops, UEA cannot allow such an event to take place for the safety of our staff, students and their guests. This is in line with the Governments’ advice to cancel large-scale events to prevent the spread of the virus, and you will have seen many of this summers’ major festivals and sports events have also been cancelled.

Q. I was meant to graduate this year – when will I be able to have a Graduation ceremony?

A: We are very pleased to confirm that we will hold Graduation ceremonies in the summer of 2021 for students whose ceremonies were cancelled this year. All students will have received an email from the Vice-Chancellor confirming this. We hope you will be able to plan ahead and that as many of you as possible will be able to return with family and friends to Norwich for what will be a unique and special series of Graduation ceremonies for our 2020 students. The exact dates are being planned for between 12-30 July 2021 and the Graduation Office will be in regular contact with you in the weeks and months ahead. Please do provide them with your latest contact details when they ask you to complete the online registration process so we can keep in contact with you.

Q: When will I receive my certificate?

A: The Graduation Office will contact you in the coming months to confirm how and when your certificate will be sent.

Q: What date will appear on my certificate?

A: Students will still graduate “in absentia” this summer. We cannot confirm the precise dates yet due to the changes to assessment processes for this year but we will issue certificates over the summer.

Q: What about if my question isn’t covered here?

A: If your answer isn’t covered in our FAQs, you can email, although please be patient during these challenging times.