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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 postponed its summer graduation ceremonies that had been set to take place in July.

We are exploring possible options for replacement ceremonies at a future date. However, we are not yet sure when we will next be able to hold ceremonies for students to celebrate completion of their degrees and diplomas in person.

We will 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 mark our students' achievements and the important contributions their families, friends and our staff have made to their academic success.

Please contact if you have further questions.


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

  • When will I become a Kingston University graduate?
  • All students who successfully complete their course immediately become graduates of the University, even though our ceremonies have had to be postponed.

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


  • When will I receive my certificate?
  • Students who have successfully completed their degrees and would have been due to attend graduation ceremonies in July 2020 can access Digital Award Certificates on Gradintel.
    They can also access the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) via Gradintel too. These are official documents that can be shared with employers, other universities and anyone else who may need to see them, in the same way as physical copies.

    It is not possible for the University to provide paper copies of award certificates for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will provide updates on the availability of paper certificates when we have further details.

    Read updates and more information and find out how to contact the certificates team directly depending on your query.

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

  • When will graduation ceremonies take place?
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to confirm 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 fully.

    We will be in touch with all students who have just completed their degrees and diplomas 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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