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Graduation Information

Welcome to the University of Northampton Graduation Hub.

We know Graduation Ceremonies can be stressful with lots to plan and think about. We know families like to plan ahead to ensure a smooth day, so below is all the information we think you’ll need

Still have a question? Get in touch and we will be happy to help you. Just email us: ceremonies@northampton.ac.uk

Summer 2020 Graduation Postponement

The University has taken the difficult decision to postpone the celebratory graduation events scheduled for 21-24 July 2020 due to the current global pandemic. We are sorry that we have had to take this decision but we feel that this is the only way of providing you all with the certainty you need about your July graduation ceremonies.

The postponement of this event does not impact on your award being conferred. The University’s Award Boards have the delegated authority of Senate to make awards for students, and this process is not tethered to the graduation ceremony. Your award will be conferred once all your work has been submitted and your work has been graded, moderated and considered by a University Award Board. We will be publishing revised dates for our Award Boards shortly.

Our graduation ceremonies are only postponed, and will be rearranged. The University is currently working with its external venue and suppliers to identify various options for alternative dates to run the graduation events. Once the government issues further advice with regard to holding public gatherings we will make a decision around dates and publish this information. We would like to reassure you that the University already has in place the option to defer attendance at graduation up to three times should the date not be suitable, and this will be further extended for all graduates impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

As University staff are being required to work from home, we are currently unable to produce certificates and transcripts. Students will all receive official Award letters via email, as usual, which can be used to evidence your award. Where you need additional evidence of your award for access to further study or employment, the University has been working very hard on temporary solutions to verify award letters while you are waiting for your certificate. If you find that you need additional information or evidence please get in touch at verifications@northampton.ac.uk or 1604 893474.

Certificate and transcript reports are still being created electronically in preparation for printing. These documents are required to be printed on the necessary specialist security paper and will be sent to you as securely as soon as we are able after the lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

Please note, that awards which result in the University registration of graduates with a professional body are not impacted by the production of certification. The University registration of these graduates will take place as usual following the conferment of a student’s award.

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