Graduation

Annual graduation ceremonies are the highlight of the University calendar

We are so happy that your graduation ceremony dates have been confirmed and that so many of you have registered to attend.

We are aware of the increasing concerns around the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Your safety is our top priority, and we will be following all advice and guidance set out by the Government.

Subject to no further changes in guidance for large-scale events, the graduation ceremonies in January 2022 will go ahead as planned. We will continue to review the situation and will notify you in early January 2022 if anything changes.

We hope you have a fun and relaxing festive season and that you, your family and your friends stay safe in these challenging times.

Registration for January ceremonies is now closed, but is still open for March ceremonies.

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

Visit the Graduation Hub to register for your ceremony.

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

Find out the next steps you need to take before your ceremony at the Graduation Hub here.

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 all the safety measures we are taking, as we are aware things can change quickly.

Overseas students

If you are a graduate 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. Choose the defer option when you register for your ceremony through the Graduation Hub.

FAQ for students and graduates

Will I need an NHS Covid Pass to attend graduation?

Will I need to wear a mask in the venue and in the ceremony?

What if I arrive at the venue without a face covering?

Will there be handshaking on stage?

Will there be social distancing in the ceremony?

Can I get a refund for my gown, photography and guest tickets if I am unable to attend on the day?

Can I defer to a future ceremony?

Can I cancel my guest tickets?

Can I cancel my robes and/or photography?

Can LSBU cover my additional graduation costs if I decide to defer Graduation or my ceremony does not go ahead?

What happens at a graduation ceremony?

When are the graduation ceremonies?

Where are the graduation ceremonies being held?

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

How many guests can I bring?

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?

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

How does LSBU finance Graduation?

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