How will I receive my certificate and transcript?

Students who attend a Degree Congregation in the Great Hall will be able to collect their certificate and transcripts on campus on their graduation day. Students who have not booked to attend their ceremony (and are due to graduate in absentia) will be sent an email after invitations to reserve a place at the ceremonies have closed, asking them to confirm how they would like to receive their documents. Invitations close on 15 October for December ceremonies and 1 March for July. Those opting to receive their documents by post will later be asked to confirm their delivery address via an online form. This will be emailed to all absentia graduates after the ceremonies have taken place.

The email will contain a link to a personalised reply form, which you need to complete by 23:59 (GMT) on 31 December (if you graduated in December) or 23:59 (GMT) on 31 July (if you graduated in July) in order to be included in the first postal run of documents. Please note that no documents will be posted until this form has been completed and that it is the only means by which we can accept your address data. So please complete the form, even if you have already updated your address in the Student Gateway or emailed us about it.

When choosing your delivery address please remember that it can take several weeks for the documents to reach you, so please ensure you can receive post at your delivery address until the end of February (if you graduate in December) or the end of September (if you graduate in July). When asked to confirm the delivery address for your degree certificate and transcript you will be given the following postage options:

  1. Free standard delivery (dispatched via Royal Mail 2nd Class within the UK, or standard airmail outside the UK).
  2. DHL delivery (secure tracked delivery via courier at a cost of £20 payable by the graduate).

If you choose DHL delivery for your documents then you will receive an email from DHL providing your tracking number once the documents have been dispatched by the University. Unfortunately, it is not possible to track standard delivery.


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