​​​​​​Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 to be delayed

Our Graduation ceremonies are the highlight of the University calendar. They are the perfect opportunity to bring you, your family, your tutors, and the rest of the University together to celebrate your achievements, in person.

In a recent survey we conducted with our students in collaboration with the Students’ Union, which 800 of you completed, an overwhelming number of you told us you wanted a graduation ‘done properly’, and not a socially distanced affair or an online event. You told us you were prepared to wait to get the ceremony you wanted.

In particular, you told us that you wanted to bring your extended family and friends, and that you wanted to wear a cap and gown, so that your graduation ceremony felt like the celebration it deserved to be.

With that in mind, due to the coronavirus pandemic and in order that we can offer you these important things, we have made the decision to delay your graduation ceremony until May 2021.

We are provisionally arranging your graduation ceremonies for 4 - ​7 May 2021. These will still be held at Cheltenham Race Course. However, please note that whether they can go ahead will be dependent on government advice at that time. Given the current uncertainties, we are suggesting that you avoid incurring any expenses for travel or accommodation until these events are confirmed.

Government guidance on large scale events means that we are still unable to plan for the postponed November 2020 graduation ceremonies at this time. We are keeping a close eye on COVID related guidance and will update you as soon as we can. In the meantime, please keep 4 - 7​​ May 2021 free and remember to keep your address and email details up to date via Student Records Online, or by emailing

Make sure you're following @uniofglos and we look forward to celebrating with you properly when we can all meet again.

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

​​​​​Your ceremony

Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of all your achievements at the University of Gloucestershire. Get inspired by your future career and all you can achieve with your new degree from the University of Gloucestershire.

Tickets go on sale a few months before the ceremony, and you'll need to hire a gown to graduate. You should pre-order your gown at least 21 days before your graduation ceremony.​

​​​​​Graduation ceremonies 2020

Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 are to be delayed, and we are provisionally arranging these fo 4 - 7 May 2021.
Date/Time Courses

​4 - 7 May 2021

Check back soon for confirmation of which courses will be graduating at each ceremony.


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