All students must complete the registration process for Congregation and confirm delivery for their degree certificate.
Registration will open on Wednesday 18 October 2023 and close on Wednesday 13 December 2023. All eligible students will receive an email before the opening date with full instructions.
Students must register in order to:
Deferral to the next available Congregation is only possible in exceptional circumstances and each request will be considered on a case by case basis. Students should email the Ceremonies Unit to explain their case in detail. Exceptional circumstances do not include for example, work commitments, holidays or family events. Deferrals will be to the next set of ceremonies that have availability, this may not be Summer Congregation.
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To access the registration system between the above dates, students should log into Banner Self Service (via Single Sign On) then select Congregation and Parchment. Please ensure you complete ALL sections until you reach the final confirmation page.
Please note, you will need to set up Multi Factor Authentication to access Single Sign On. Read our instructions. Registration system is available in the Banner Self Service.
The Congregation and Parchment registration system enables students to:
Further guidance notes on completing the registration process will be published when registration is open.
You should register before your results are published. Students who fail to register by the deadline will graduate in absentia and will be unable to attend a future Congregation.
Students can return to the registration system to check or amend details at any time before the registration deadline. Any details previously input will be displayed, including the number of tickets allocated. Students are advised to only amend details they wish to change. After the registration deadline students should contact the Ceremonies Unit to amend registration details.
If you have any problems accessing the registration system contact the IT Service Desk in the first instance or the Ceremonies Unit.
Students are strongly advised not to make any non-refundable travel arrangements for themselves and their guests until they have registered to attend and requested their guest tickets.
Results must be published by 13 December 2023. Postgraduate research students must submit the final electronic thesis by Friday 24 November 2023 for the results to be published by this deadline.
No degree or other qualification shall normally be conferred upon a student while he/she has a significant tuition fee debt owing to the University, in line with the University General Regulation IX B.
Only students awarded a Bachelor, Undergraduate Master, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Master or a Doctorate award are eligible to attend Congregation. Students awarded any other qualification e.g. Undergraduate Certificate, Undergraduate Diploma or Graduate Diploma, are not eligible to attend the ceremony.