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Covid-19 update March 2021

In light of the longer-term uncertainties relating to restrictions on large events, we have taken the difficult decision to move summer congregations from July to September 2021.

This of course is subject to continued lifting of restrictions by government.

Congregations are an important part of the university experience and we hope that moving the date will increase the prospect of delivering an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our graduates with friends and family.

We will update eligible students accordingly by email to personal email addresses as soon as our plans are confirmed.  

Deferring your Ceremony

Graduates who cannot attend their ceremony for personal reasons can apply to defer to a future ceremony. You need to wait for your formal invitation email to the congregation before you can apply for deferral.  Once you have received this. Please download the document found here and email back to us at the email address below to apply for deferral. Please note all applications for deferral should be completed at least 7 days before the original graduation ceremony is due to take place, any deferral applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

If you have any questions relating to your ceremony, contact the Congregations Office at



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