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Here you'll find more information about our Graduation ceremonies. 



Graduation - Class of 2023

Our next graduation ceremonies will be taking place week commencing 13 November 2023.
We will be releasing the full schedule and further details, including information on gown hire and guest tickets in spring 2023.

If you have any questions about Graduation, please feel free to email us at graduation@winchester.ac.uk

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for graduation?

You will be eligible to attend the November 2023 graduation ceremonies if you have:

  • Formally completed your degree programme (i.e. received your final exam board letter confirming your degree) by 1 September 2023; and
  • Have no outstanding financial debts with the University, including with the library and multi-media centre, by 1 September 2023; and
  • Have completed a programme of study at Level 6 (Bachelor degree) or higher

Please note that Certificate of Higher Education and Diploma of Higher Education awardees are not eligible to attend graduation.

Where is graduation taking place?

All 2023 graduation ceremonies are being held in Winchester Cathedral.

Which name will appear on my certificate?

Your degree certificate is a unique and important document. The name on your degree certificate should be the same as your full legal name (i.e. the name on your passport/birth certificate/driving licence) at the time you were a student here. If the name on your degree certificate does not match your official name you may have problems in the future, particularly if you are trying to get your qualification recognised abroad.

It is your responsibility to make sure your official name is correct on My Record before you finish your studies. If there are middle names missing, or anything is mis-spelled, please email some official ID (passport, driving license etc) to Registry and we will update your record for you. Please make sure you have checked your name before the 1 September 2023.

Please note that once your certificate has been printed it will not be possible to change your name except in very exceptional circumstances.

When will I receive my certificate?

If your degree is awarded between September 2022 and May 2023, you will receive your certificate in the post.  This will be sent to your home address as shown on My Record.  If your degree is awarded over the summer, you will receive your certificate at your Graduation ceremony.  If you do not attend graduation, your certificate will be posted to your home address in December.