Students who qualify for a degree and have no outstanding obligations to the University, will usually have their degree conferred at the next available degree ceremony and their certificates will either be presented at the ceremony or posted to their home address shortly afterwards. Degree Congregations are held in the months of January and July. Details of degree congregations can be found on our Graduation web site. Certificates for students on non-graduating courses will be sent out within 21 days of the award being confirmed by the Faculty Examination Board.
You should allow 5 weeks after the date of your Degree Congregation (or award notification for non-graduating courses) for your certificate to arrive. If it has not arrived after this time, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us of non-receipt. You will need to include a signed, scanned letter confirming that the certificate has been lost in the post.
Any notification of non-receipt of a certificate received more than 6 months after the date of the degree ceremony will be treated as a replacement certificate and a charge of £50.00 will be made.
Transcripts (a summary of marks by unit) are issued by Faculty offices. Contact details can be found on the Alumni and Friends web site.
The Examinations Office can provide replacement certificates when the original has been lost.
The University does not complete reference or verification of award forms from academic institutions, Government bodies or private companies. The University will provide a signed document, which is accepted in lieu of forms by most authorities and employers. The document provided by the University will be on headed paper, signed by an official of the Examinations Office and will confirm the following:
You should allow up to 21 days for despatch of replacement certificates and verifications of award.