Terms and conditions

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully before confirming your graduation preference:

General Terms and Conditions

  • I understand that I should not take submission of my graduation preference as confirmation that I have successfully completed the requirements of my programme of study.
  • I understand that subject to assessment and examination, I may not be awarded the qualification displayed on-screen, and that submission of my graduation preference does not serve as confirmation that I have completed the displayed programme of study.
  • I understand that if I am awarded one of the following alternative qualifications: Certificate in Higher Education, Diploma in Higher Education, Advanced Certificate (for undergraduates) or a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma, I will no longer be eligible to attend a Degree Congregation.
  • I understand that I should not take receipt of any correspondence providing information about my Degree Congregation as confirmation that I have successfully completed the requirements of my programme of study.
  • I understand that I should not take receipt of any correspondence from Funding, Graduation & Awards as confirmation that I have successfully completed the requirements of my programme of study.
  • I understand that the name as displayed on screen will be printed on my degree certificate and that any amendments made to my name after my certificate has been issued will incur a replacement fee.
  • I understand that should I attempt to confirm my attendance at a Degree Congregation after 15 October 2017 that I may not be guaranteed a place at my Degree Congregation.
  • I understand that in order to graduate in December 2017 I must clear any debt to the University by 15 November 2017. Failure to do so will result in my name being omitted from congregation proceedings and a delay to my graduation.
  • I understand that it is my responsibility to keep Funding, Graduation & Awards updated with any changes to my postal or email addresses.

Data Protection Act (1998)

The Data Protection Act (1998) allows those graduating in absentia to ask for their name to be omitted from the Degree Congregation programme.

  • I am aware that should I wish my name to be omitted from the congregation programme then I should write by Registered Delivery to the following address, and that my letter must be received a minimum of four weeks before my congregation:

    Funding, Graduation & Awards
    The University of Birmingham
    Edgbaston
    Birmingham
    B15 2TT
  • I am aware that omission of my name will not affect the conferring of my degree or the permanent record of my result held by The University of Birmingham.

Use of images

  • By indicating that I wish to attend my Degree Congregation I am giving my consent to the recording and transmission of my images (both still and moving), and also those of my guests.