2020 physical graduation events put back until 2021

In light of the global coronavirus situation this year, we had to take the difficult decision to cancel the physical graduation ceremonies scheduled to take place in July 2020. We planned to rearrange the celebrations for December but reluctantly we had to accept that we could not proceed with a physical event in December either. We’re sure students will appreciate that it has not been an easy decision to make nor was it taken lightly, but we have done so to protect the safety and wellbeing of our graduates, guests, staff and communities. We understand this will be disappointing and we feel the same way too.

Following a survey we carried out, 75% of graduates would prefer to wait to celebrate their graduation in person rather than a virtual event. We are therefore postponing graduation ceremonies until at least July 2021 and will update graduates when we have a better idea of what will be possible to make the celebration one to remember.

Despite us having to postpone the physical ceremony we will still be posting out graduation certificates and you can take a look at the certificate schedule.

As the ceremonies for all graduates in the year 2020 will now run in July 2021, it is expected that the final year students due to graduate in July 2021 will now have their ceremony in December 2021.

We will keep you updated.

Graduation Ceremonies

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Please use the menu on the right to find further information about all aspects of Graduation including dates and times, gown hire, photography, venue, car parking and arrangements for students or guests with a disability.

Need help or advice? Please email the Graduation Team or ring 01772 892447.

Please note: Graduation ceremonies are regarded as public events. Names of all graduates (including those graduands in absentia) are published in the graduation programme. In addition the graduation ceremony will be filmed and live streamed over the internet and will ultimately will be available to view on the UCLan website.

There will be general filming and photography taking place throughout your attendance at our Graduation Ceremonies and celebration event which may be used for corporate publicity. If you object to being filmed and/or photographed for this purpose, please contact imagebank@uclan.ac.uk