Graduation 2020

Please see these frequently asked questions for an update on the University of Worcester Graduation 2020 Ceremonies.

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Will the Graduation Ceremonies be taking place this year?

Due to the effects of Covid-19, the University has had to decide to postpone the face-to-face November 2020 Ceremonies for graduates. We will hold these ceremonies as soon as possible in 2021 when social distancing regulations are eased and holding these happy events becomes possible again.

We are carefully considering a number of possible dates and will get back in touch with you to provide further information as soon as we are able.

Do I need to attend a ceremony to be a graduate?

Passing the required examinations and assessments is actually what turns a student into a graduate. Students who successfully complete their studies this summer will have their degrees awarded by the Board of Examiners in the normal way. You will be able to access a copy of your final module grades and a letter confirming whether you have achieved your qualification on your SOLE page. If you chose to defer your assessments, it may take another few weeks before your award confirmation is finalised.

The ceremonies are a celebratory events and the postponement of the ceremonies will not delay your award.

When will I receive my certificate and transcript?

We will write to you to confirm your postal address and your certificate will be posted by the end of October at the latest.  Normally the University makes a charge to post certificates to students but we will be waiving the charge this year.

Emails sent on 25 Sept are asking for confirmation of the address to be used for delivery. As there are nearly 3500 certificates and transcripts to be processed, printed and collated, we are asking that you confirm this, via the task in the email, by 9th October in order for these documents to be despatched by the end of the month. For confirmations received after 9th October, certificates will be posted at the end of November, and then on a monthly basis due to current working restrictions.

If you owe money to the University the certificate will be withheld until the debt is cleared.

I have a question about my degree classification

If you have questions about your degree classification, transcripts or your studies more generally, you can contact us at