We have considered all possible options for COVID-safe precautions to be able to run ceremonies in 2021. Our highest priority is to keep our community safe during the difficult circumstances of the pandemic. We have concluded that, at this stage, we cannot proceed with confidence to offer ceremonies in September 2021 or later in the Autumn. We are very disappointed not to be able to run ceremonies earlier but are really looking forward to welcoming our graduates and their friends, families and supporters in 2022.
We sought the views of our 2020 graduates and those of our students who are expected to graduate in 2021. We would like to thank everyone who responded to our Graduation survey. The feedback we received has really helped us to shape our thinking and to develop our plans.
We are very pleased to confirm that, if restrictions are lifted as expected, we have now agreed dates for our Graduation ceremonies in 2022, including postponed ceremonies for those students who would have expected to attend our July 2020 and July 2021 Graduation ceremonies.
You can find out more about each Graduation ceremony below, including who is eligible to attend. Ceremony schedules for Winter and Spring 2022 Graduations will be published by October 2021. Further information will be published to our website over the coming months.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departments and Schools will be holding Online Celebrations for graduates who have been affected by the postponement of our July 2021 ceremonies to mark and celebrate their success.
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.
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).