Awards ceremonies

Our awards ceremonies are the highlight of the university year and a unique and special opportunity for you, your family and university staff to celebrate your academic achievement.

Award Ceremonies Update

We remain cautiously optimistic that ceremonies will go ahead this year. This update shares further details of our plans, including the ceremony dates for our 2019/20 and 2021 cohorts.

We have worked with our partners at the Greenwich Foundation and at Rochester Cathedral to secure additional dates which will also allow social distancing to take place if required. The ceremonies will need to consider the prevailing Government guidance, and the structure and timings will be subject to change to comply with possible restrictions. This includes the postponement of events if it is not possible for them to take place safely.

Graduates will be able to bring two guests to their ceremony. We recognise that the disruption has been disappointing and therefore, we are waiving the £20 per guest ticket charge for graduations taking place in July 2021, September 2021, October 2021, and January 2022. There is no charge for graduate tickets.

We will send details and arrangements of the ceremonies directly to graduates from our 2020 and 2021 Cohorts. We look forward to celebrating your achievements in person with you. Thank you for your continued understanding as we make the arrangements to hold your ceremonies safely.

Please see our full list of dates at the link below:

Ceremony Dates

We will continue to monitor and observe the guidance from Government. Ceremonies will only go ahead if Government guidance allows. Attendees will need to comply with any restrictions in place at their point of departure. The university cannot be held responsible for travel costs which may be incurred in the event of cancellation.

Official Award results will be published as normal and will be available online in a Results Letter within the Student Services area of the portal. On request, we can also provide electronic copies of transcripts or verification of awards to third parties, for example to employers or universities. Please email for more information

Contact the Awards Ceremonies Office

The Awards ceremonies, including the helpline and box office are organised and run by the Academic Registry.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please contact the Awards Team via email ONLY. We will respond to queries as quickly as possible. Thank you for understanding.


Tel: +44 (0)20 8331 8772