Graduation ceremonies are a formal occasion for you, your family and friends as well as University staff, to celebrate your academic achievement. The ceremonies are held twice a year, in February and July, and mark the official conferral of your award. Each ceremony lasts about one and quarter hours.
The usual expectation is that students will graduate at the relevant ceremony following the successful completion of their studies. Award certificates are issued to students at the ceremony or sent to them after the ceremony if they choose not to attend in person.
Ceremonies Dates and Times
Graduation ceremonies for February 2020 are scheduled to take place on 22 February 2020. The dates for specific schools as per below:
Graduation Ceremonies February 2020
| Ceremonies|| Times|| Faculties / Schools / Departments|
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
- Nottingham University Business School
- School of Economics
- School of Education
- School of English
- School of Media, Languages and Cultures
- Division of Organisational and Applied Psychology
- School of Politics, History and International Relations
Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- School of Biomedical Sciences
- School of Biosciences
- School of Computer Science
- School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Psychology
Please note that the time listed is the time that the ceremonu itself commences. Registration, robing and ticket collection take place before this start time, Please allow sufficient time to travel
All graduates are required to complete and submit the Tracer Study questionnaires which can be accessed directly at the MOE website.
The online exercise is compulsory. Please refer to the Tracer Letter for more information.
Further information on Tracer Study is during registration for graduation February 2020.
Graduating in absentia
If you have graduated in absentia, your certificate will be posted to the address given on your graduation application and you should expect to receive it 6-8 weeks after the ceremony.
If you did not complete the graduation registration form, you will need to contact the Graduation Office to make arrangements for collection.
The University is aware that for some students it is particularly important that they receive their award certificate as soon as possible after they have successfully completed their course.
The usual graduation arrangements may mean that a student has to wait for several months until they can receive their certificate at the graduation ceremony. An inter-ceremony graduation procedure has therefore been set up for students who must have their award certificate more quickly.
Students who wish to follow the inter-ceremony procedure may apply to have their awards conferred in absentia by the University in March or October. If you choose to follow the inter-ceremony route and to have your award certificate early, this does mean that you will not be able to attend a ceremony in person. If you wish to be present at a ceremony you will have to graduate in the usual way and wait to receive your certificate at the ceremony.
If you need to receive your certificate early and wish to apply for the inter-ceremony graduation, please contact the Student Registry latest by 13 February for the inter-ceremony in March and 13 September for the inter-ceremony in October.
If you have any queries or if you need any further information, then please contact the Graduation Office. We hope to make this graduation day a special and memorable day for you and your families. We can also be reached by telephone at +6(03) 8924 8636 or +6(03) 8725 3476 /3469 /3734 /3735 /3793.