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A celebration of your hard work and time as a student at the University of Gloucestershire.

Graduation Ceremonies

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Class of 2020

Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 will take place from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 November 2021.

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Class of 2021

Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 will take place from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 November 2021.

Graduation information

Based on recent Government announcements, including the roadmap to end lockdown, we believe we will be in a position to hold physical graduation ceremonies in November as planned. We are looking forward to celebrating your achievements with your family, friends, tutors and the rest of the University.

While we are very hopeful that your ceremony will go ahead, we must follow the requirements and guidelines for large events in place at the time, and so we ask you to bear in mind that things may change between now and then.

We want to make sure these ceremonies are particularly special this year. In addition to inviting you and your guests to celebrate in person with us, we will be live streaming your graduation so that anyone who cannot attend will be able to join with you online. We are also developing plans for an exhibition to showcase student work and achievements, and we are working with the Students’ Union to host a Graduation Party on Saturday 20 November. More details will be released soon.

Invitations and booking instructions will be emailed to you in late June 2021, when you will be invited to confirm your place and book tickets for your guests. Information about booking your graduation gown and photography will be available at that time too. If there are any additional tickets available after the initial booking period, these will be released in September.

Please remember to keep your postal address and email details up to date with us via Student Records Online to make sure our mailings reach you.

If you have any questions about graduation, please email and we will do our best to help you.

Your ceremony

Morning ceremony registration, photography and gowning opens at 8.30am and closes at 10.00am.

Afternoon ceremony registration, photography and gowning opens 1.30pm and closes at 3.00pm.

Your ceremony will last approximately 1.5 hours.

To note: that at this stage, all date and times are subject to change depending on the situation with the pandemic.


Your Graduation Party

We are excited to announce that the Students’ Union are organising a Graduation Party this year, to celebrate your success and as a final send off from UoG.

This will take place on Saturday 20 November, and graduates from both the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 will be invited to the big event!

More details including venue, timings and ticket prices will be available when bookings open for your graduation ceremonies towards the end of June.


If you have any questions about graduation, please email and we will do our best to help you.

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Alumni association

​​​​​​Stay in touch with our global network of #unstoppable alumni.

We want to support you long after you have graduated, providing career support, access to the university’s facilities and keeping you informed about intere​​sting events and offers.

Please visit the portal if you would like to find out more about support and donations.

Visit the Alum​ni p​ortal