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Invitations to the graduation ceremonies are sent by email, to your university email address and the personal email address held on your record, on the following dates:

  • 28th February for July 2019 Ceremonies
  • 12th June for November 2019 Ceremonies 

If you are expecting to graduate and have not received an invitation please contact us before the booking deadline. After this date it will not be possible for you to attend.

Booking deadline

If you wish to attend your ceremony, with or without guest graduation tickets, you must have registered your attendance by the following dates:

  • 1st May 2019 for the July 2019 Ceremonies
  • 2nd August 2019 for November 2019 Ceremonies

You must do this even if you have not received confirmation of your final results.

After this date the booking system will be closed and it will NOT be possible for you to attend. Due to the numbers involved through the graduation system it is not possible to process any late requests.

How to book

To book your place, log into ICON and click the ‘My Graduation’ link. Follow the on-screen instructions to check and update your details and request guest graduation tickets.

Please note, if there are any amendments required to the name you wish to appear on your award certificate or should you wish to check the title of your award, please contact the PAd at your campus of study.

You must let us know any amendments that need to be made, possibly in writing, by the booking deadline (see above).

Non attendance

If you do not attend your ceremony you will graduate “in absentia” and your name will appear in the graduation programme but will not be read out.

If you are not attending your ceremony please complete the online booking form on ICON or email the Ceremonies Team. To avoid receiving reminder emails please do this by:

  • 1st May for July 2019 Ceremonies
  • 2nd August November 2019 Ceremonies 

It is not possible to swap your ceremony date and only in exceptional circumstances will a request to defer a ceremony to the following year be considered. If you do wish to apply for a deferral, email the Ceremonies Team, before the ceremony to which you've been invited, with an outline of the reasons for making the request.