Information for students graduating

If you think you are eligible to graduate in September 2018 and have tried to register for Graduation but were unable to, please contact the graduation team at

If you have not been made an award of the University by the Board of Examiners you will not be able to graduate. In this event, you will be refunded for any guest tickets purchased and you will be invited to the next scheduled graduation event following the successful completion of your course.

If you are in the process of making an academic appeal, you can still graduate as long as you have been made an award of the University by the Board of Examiners.

Students are not entitled to wear the University hood unless they have been made an award of the University.

If you are an overseas student and require a visa to enter the UK please download a visa letter request form; the link to this form is found in the confirmation email you will receive when you have completed your online registration. You will need to complete the form and email it to

Once the University receives the visa request, a letter on University headed paper, addressed to the relevant British High Commission or Embassy confirming your eligibility to graduate, will be sent to you. Please allow plenty of time for your visa request to be dealt with by the High Commission or British Embassy as in some cases it can take several weeks to process a visa application.

Faculty prizes will be made to students during the ceremonies. If you are the recipient of one of these prizes you will be notified in writing approximately four weeks before Graduation. This will be announced as your name is read out and you are presented to the Vice-Chancellor during the ceremony.

If you have won an external award this will be announced as your name is read out and you are presented to the Vice-Chancellor during the ceremony.

The graduation ceremonies are regarded as public events. The University will be taking photographs throughout the ceremonies for use in future publications on the University's website and for marketing materials.

Student names and IDs will be made available to Ede & Ravenscroft to enable them to issue the free gowns. This information will be destroyed by Ede & Ravenscroft after the ceremonies.

Any data relating to special access that you share with us to help plan the day is kept in the strictest confidence.

In addition, Student names and the course title (including those graduating in absentia) are published in the graduation programme and on graduation merchandise; however your degree classification is not published.

DEADLINE - 6 August 2017

If you object to the publication of your personal data (name and course title) in the graduation programme and on graduation merchandise please email

If you are in debt to the University this will be flagged to you when you register online. You are advised to clear any outstanding debts via our e-payments system as soon as you can.

You will be sent a statement of your account during the final term, it is your responsibility to ensure that you talk to our finance department about any outstanding payments and clear your account in full before graduation. Please ring the Student Centre on 01494 603 020 or the Finance Department on 01494 605 083 to find out more about your account and seek advice. Alternatively you can email us at

Celebrate your graduation with a toast to your success at the University’s own Missenden Abbey, a 12th Century former medieval Abbey set amidst 10 acres of Chiltern grounds.

Organise your perfect three course graduation dinner, surrounded by stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings for a truly elegant finale to your achievements. Choose from a variety of options such as private dining, a cocktail reception, canapés, entertainment and more.

Our menu’s start from £27 per person, with a surcharge for the full private dining experience.
For more information about booking your graduation dinner at Missenden Abbey, please contact the sales team on 01494 866811 or email

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