Postponed ceremony information

We have taken the decision, as a University, to postpone the July graduation ceremonies.

We understand you may be disappointed about this decision. The decision to postpone the ceremonies has been taken due to the ongoing global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and is based on us wanting to prioritise the health and safety of you and your guests, as well as wanting you all to experience, in person, a great graduation day. By taking the difficult decision to postpone the ceremonies, we hope to offer you this experience at another time in the future.

At the moment we are monitoring the situation with coronavirus and following government advice and guidance. We are planning behind the scenes what the ceremonies will look like at another time, this is obviously an unprecedented situation and we thank you for your patience as we put plans in place. As soon as we can, we will update you with the new arrangements.

It is important to stress that postponing graduation ceremonies does not impact on the University awarding you your degree, providing you meet the requirements of your course. It is not mandatory for you to attend graduation to complete your degree.

If you have further questions you might find your questions are answered here:

Why have the award ceremonies been postponed?

The decision to postpone the ceremonies has been taken due to the ongoing global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and is based on us prioritising the health and safety of you and your guests, as well as wanting you all to experience, in person, a great graduation day. By taking the difficult decision to postpone the ceremonies, we hope to offer you this experience at another time in the future.

Will the ceremonies be re-arranged?

At the moment we are monitoring the situation with coronavirus and following government advice and guidance. We are planning behind the scenes what the ceremonies will look like at another time, this is obviously an unprecedented situation and we thank you for your patience as we put plans in place. As soon as we can, we will update you with the new arrangements.

Do I have to attend my award ceremony to complete my degree?

No, attendance at the award ceremonies is not compulsory. If you chose not to attend the postponed ceremonies, this will not affect the completion of your degree.

How will I be contacted about rescheduled ceremonies?

We will contact you directly via your personal email address, so please make sure that your MyUWE is updated with your most current personal email address.

I have booked travel and accommodation already, will I get refunded?

Unfortunately, as per the Award Ceremonies terms and conditions, in the event of cancellation due to a pandemic, the University does not accept liability for any costs/expenses incurred by those due to attend the ceremony.

We suggest you contact your hotels/travel providers as soon as possible to explain the situation.

Will I still receive my degree certificate?

We don’t give out degree certificates at our ceremonies. Information about receiving your degree certificates will follow.

Can I defer if I can’t make the new date?

We hope to be able to accommodate most people in the revised schedule, even if that means adding another date range to our ceremonies. More information will follow.

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