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Postponement of July 2020 graduation ceremonies

As a result of ongoing uncertainty about the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency and because of government limits on gatherings, the University is postponing its summer graduation ceremonies set to take place in July 2020.

We are exploring possible options for replacement ceremonies once the pandemic has passed and the government restrictions have lifted.

We will be sure to keep all our graduating students fully updated as soon as we have more details about alternative arrangements and look forward to coming together as a community at a later date to celebrate our students' achievements and the important contributions their families, friends and our staff have made to their academic success.

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Frequently asked questions for students who expected to attend the postponed July 2020 ceremonies.

  • When will I receive my award and become a Kingston University graduate?
  • All students who successfully complete their courses this academic year will still become graduates of the University, even though our ceremonies in July have had to be postponed.

    We are committed to ensuring our students are informed of their degree award outcomes and become graduates of the University on a similar timescale to what they would have normally anticipated. Final year students can expect to be notified of their outcomes towards the end of July through OSIS.

    The University will keep in touch as more information becomes available. To help us do this, we are urging all our final year students to ensure we have their up-to-date contact details via OSIS.

  • When will I receive my degree certificate?
  • While the University hopes to be able to send degree certificates out by post later in the summer, this will depend on how the public health emergency has evolved and if restrictions are still in place at that time.

    The University will contact new graduates with more information as soon as it is able to confirm how and when they will receive their certificates. Our new graduates can rest assured we will be working hard to make sure they receive their certificates as soon as circumstances permit.

    We are urging all our final year students to ensure we have their contact details up-to-date on OSIS so we can keep in touch about this.

  • When will graduation ceremonies take place?
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to confirm rescheduled ceremony dates at the moment as we do not yet know how the ongoing public health emergency will evolve or when government restrictions will lift.

    We will be in touch with all final year students as soon as we can provide an update about our revised ceremony dates.

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We suggest you check our FAQs to find out everything you need to know about the graduation ceremonies.


Booking your tickets to your graduation ceremony indicates that you adhere to the University's Graduation Ceremony Policies.

Download the Graduation Ceremonies Policies (PDF).

Ready to graduate?

Have you…

  • Checked your ceremony date and time?
  • Cleared any outstanding debt with the University?
  • Applied for your graduate and guest tickets?
  • Received an email confirming your tickets have been purchased?
  • Hired your gown?
  • Downloaded and printed your ceremony information leaflet?
  • Informed the graduations team of any special requirements you or your guests have?

What our graduates say

"The fact that graduations are being held locally and it's near the river meant that I could take many memorable photos with my friends and family."
Kamolthip Sri-Aim – International Business Management MA

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