Graduation

Annual graduation ceremonies are the highlight of the University calendar

We’re so happy that graduation ceremony dates have now been confirmed for the Class of 2020 and 2021 and we’re sure you’ll find they were worth the wait. We hope that you’ll get the full safe experience you deserve.

All graduation ceremonies will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in London.

A graduation ceremony should leave everyone feeling incredibly proud and be a cause for huge celebration surrounded by friends, family and loved ones. It’s important to us that you get to experience this once in a lifetime feeling and now we believe we can deliver that to you. We know it’s been a really long wait for many of you. Thank you for your patience.

Find your ceremony date and time:

You are Class of 2020 if you completed your degree in the academic year 2019 - 2020 
You are Class of 2021 if you completed your degree in the academic year 2020 - 2021

School of Applied Science

School of Arts and Creative Industries

School of the Built Environment and Architecture

LSBU Business School

School of Engineering

Institute of Health and Social Care

School of Law and Social Sciences

Save the date

Please save the date and we’ll soon have more details about registering for your ticket and booking for your families and friends.

Update your contact details

Please sign-up to or log-in to our alumni family to make sure your details are up-to-date so we can get in touch with you with the latest graduation news updates.

Next Steps

We’ll be in contact with you in November with further details, and your invitation to register.

Covid Safety

Your safety is extremely important to us, so we will be making sure that all ceremonies will comply with the government and venue guidelines at the time. We will be keeping you up-to-date with measures we will be taking to make sure you are safe, as we are aware things can change quickly.

Overseas students

If you are based overseas and unable to travel to the UK for your graduation ceremony date, you may be able to defer until Autumn 2022 and graduate alongside our class of 2022. We’ll be providing details of how to defer in November.

FAQ for students and graduates

What happens at a graduation ceremony?

When are the graduation ceremonies?

Where are the graduation ceremonies being held?

Will it be safe to hold the graduation ceremonies in January and March 2022?

Will the ceremonies be shown online?

Are certificates handed out at graduation?

When will I receive my invitation?

I have booked into the Graduation Event and have purchased guest tickets but due to a family emergency I am no longer able to attend, will I be able to defer to a later date?

Am I still a graduate if I don’t attend the graduation?

Do I have to pay for a graduation ticket?

Will I be able to bring guests and buy guests tickets?

How many guests can I bring?

If I am unable to attend the ceremony on the date I’ve been given can I attend a future ceremony?

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