Planning Your Graduation

If your student record indicates that you are expected to graduate in July 2019 then you will need to let us know whether you wish to attend your graduation ceremony, graduate in absentia, or postpone your graduation until the next scheduled occasion.

UPDATE: The graduation web portal is now open for ceremonies taking place on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July 2019.

The portal will re-open for ceremonies taking place on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July 2019 on the dates and times below.

Ceremony  Date and TimePortal Opening Date and Time
 8 Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 1.00pm Monday 1 April 2019 at 9.00am
 9 Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 4.00pm Monday 1 April 2019 at 1.00pm
 10 Thursday 18 July 2019 at 10.30am Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 9.00am
 11 Thursday 18 July 2019 at 3.00pm Tuesday 2 April 2019 at 1.00pm
 12 Friday 19 July 2019 at 9.30am Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 9.00am
 13 Friday 19 July 2019 at 1.00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 1.00pm
 14 Friday 19 July 2019 at 4.00pm Thursday 4 April 2019 at 9.00am
 7 Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 9.30am Thursday 4 April 2019 at 1.00pm

The deadline for us to receive your graduation plans is Wednesday 8 May 2019. If you do not tell us your plans by this date, we're unable to guarantee that arrangements can be made for you to attend your ceremony so it's really important that you let us know.

 

Attending in person

If you choose to attend your ceremony in person, you will be guaranteed the opportunity to receive two free guest tickets. This is in addition to your own graduand ticket. Details regarding the purchase of additional guest tickets (should any be available) will be provided in the web portal. Further information can also be found here.  All additional guest tickets will be made available on a first come, first served basis and are non-transferrable.

You will also need to separately order your academic gown and hood from our robe suppliers, Ede and Ravenscroft.  You can find out more about this on our Academic Dress web page.

 

Graduating in absentia

If you choose to graduate at the ceremony indicated to you but you do not wish to attend your graduation ceremony (this is called graduating in absentia), then you should select this option using the web portal.

 

All taught graduating students (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) will receive an electronic version of their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). Further information on the e-HEAR is available here.

 

Postponing your graduation

To postpone is to elect to defer your graduation so that you can attend your ceremony in person at the next scheduled occasion (December 2019). You will NOT graduate at the ceremony indicated to you in July 2019 and you will therefore NOT receive a certificate until such time that you either attend a ceremony in person at the next scheduled graduation ceremony (in December 2019) or choose to have your degree conferred upon you in your absence (in absentia) in July 2019.

Please note that if you choose to postpone your graduation ceremony, you must submit your plans with regard to the next scheduled ceremony once the ability to do this is made available to you. To enable us to inform you of the need to do this, you must ensure that your contact details, in particular your email address, are kept fully up to date in Liverpool Life.

You may only postpone your graduation on one occasion. However, should you elect to postpone your graduation and we do not receive official confirmation of your award before the published deadline (see Eligibility to Graduate), you will still have the opportunity to postpone at the next opportunity presented to you.

 

The importance of informing us of your intentions

Failure to submit this information using the web portal by the advertised deadline may result in you being refused permission to attend your graduation ceremony in person and your degree (if you have qualified) will be conferred upon you in your absence (in absentia).