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Winter 2023 Academic Congregations

There are two different sets of Academic Congregation ceremonies to be held in Autumn 2023. 

London Campus Students – if you are a London Campus student, your ceremony will be held on Monday 20 November or Tuesday 21 November 2023 at Central Hall, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London

Winter Newcastle ceremonies to be held in Sport Central, Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 4 December and Tuesday 5 December 2023 

Bookings will open shortly for both sets of ceremonies and invitations will be emailed to all eligible students. Invitations will include a link to book tickets and a link to the Invitation and Information Guide, please do read this in full as it will answer any questions you may have about extra tickets, gown hire and what to do before and on the day of your ceremony.

London Campus ceremonies 

The London campus ceremonies are for students who are (or will be) awarded between 1 July 2023 and the end of October 2023. The schedule of ceremonies is below.

 Date Ceremony  
Faculty Department

 20 November

11:00 Business & Law 

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy (Undergraduate only) 

Marketing, Operations and Systems 

  15:30  Business & Law 

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy (Postgraduate only) 


 21 November


Arts, Design & Social Sciences

Engineering & Environment

Business & Law

All Departments


Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Accounting and Financial Management

Leadership and Human Resource Management


Engineering & Environment

Computer and Information Sciences

Please see the Invitation and Information guide for London below

Academic Congregations Invitation















Newcastle Campus ceremonies

The Newcastle campus ceremonies are for students who are (or will be) awarded between 1 July 2023 and the end of November 2023. The schedule of ceremonies is below.

 Date Ceremony  
Faculty Department

 4 December

10:30 Business & Law 

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy


Accounting and Financial Management

  13:30  Business & Law 

Leadership and Human Resource Management 

Marketing, Operations and Systems


Arts, Design & Social

Engineering & Environment 


All Departments


 5 December


Health & Life Sciences

Applied Sciences


Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation 


Health & Life Sciences

Social Work, Education and Community

Health & Life Sciences

Nursing, Midwifery and Health


Deferring your ceremony if you cannot attend

If you cannot attend your congregation ceremony for personal reasons, you can apply for deferral.  Once you have received your invitation, you can opt to attend a future ceremony by completing the Deferral Application Form.  Please note if you wish to attend a Congregation, you must attend within one year of being awarded.  You should apply for deferral before the date of your original ceremony, any deferral applications submitted retrospectively will not be considered.

Future Congregation Dates 

Summer 2024 :Thursday 11 July to Wednesday 17 July 2024

Winter 2024: Monday 2 December to Tuesday 3 December 2024 

Congregation Videos

Summer Congregations 2023 

Click here to view the videos of the July 2023 ceremonies.

Winter Congregations 2022

Click here to view the videos of the November 2022 ceremonies.

July 2022 Congregations

Click here to view the videos of the July 2022 ceremonies. 

March 2022 Congregations

Click here to view the videos from the March 2022 congregations. 

September 2021 Congregations Videos

Click here to view the videos from the September 2021 congregations.


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



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