Graduation

Graduation 2022

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Celebrate success

Graduation is a chance to celebrate your hard work and achievements with your friends, family and loved ones.

You can find out more about each Graduation ceremony below.

If you are unsure which ceremony you are eligible to attend please contact the Graduation and Awards team on graduation@essex.ac.uk.

Before making your booking for Graduation in 2022, please ensure you review and agree to the University’s Graduation COVID-19 Policy (.pdf). The COVID-19 Graduation Policy sets out the arrangements the University of Essex has in place to deliver our commitments to safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of all members of the University and wider community in response to COVID-19, while delivering a high quality Graduation experience for our graduates and their friends, family and supporters.

Summer graduation

18 - 22 July 2022

Students who will have their award conferred between 1 January 2022 and 7July 2022 will be eligible to attend Summer Graduation ceremonies between Monday 18 and Friday 22 July 2022.

A detailed ceremony schedule has been published and all eligible graduands will receive an email to confirm when and how to book tickets.

22 - 29 July 2022

2020 and 2021 Graduands whose ceremonies were postponed due to COVID-19 and were unable to attend one of our Spring ceremonies will be eligible to attend Summer Graduation ceremonies between Friday 22 and Friday 29 July 2022.

A ceremony schedule has been published and all eligible graduands will received an email to confirm when and how to book tickets.

Winter Graduation

We are very disappointed to confirm that we had to postpone our Winter Graduation ceremonies on 12 and 13 January 2022. We remain fully committed to inviting them to celebrate at an in-person ceremony and now that we have delivered our Spring Graduation ceremonies for postponed 2020 and 2021 graduates, the rescheduling of our postponed Winter ceremonies is our top priority. We will be in contact with all eligible Winter graduands to confirm the new dates and how to book tickets as soon as our new dates are confirmed. 

Watch Graduation online

Can't be on Campus for Graduation? Watch a live stream from your own device, wherever you are.

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Your award documentation

Once your award has been conferred, you are officially an Essex graduate – congratulations!

You will receive formal Award Documentation to verify your achievements. All graduates receive an electronic Award Certificate, as well as a printed, hard copy parchment Award Certificate too. All students with taught components to their degree will also receive an academic transcript, which is available online through the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).

You can find out more about Award Documents, including your Certificate, and how you receive these on our Awards webpage.

Stay in touch for updates

We want to keep in touch with our Alumni community and to let you know about ‘all things Essex’ after you officially finish. Please keep your external contact details up to date in ‘My Essex’ and do please let us know how you would like us to communicate with you in the future. You can update your preferences online, all you need is your PR_ID (formatted like ABCDE12345).

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