Graduation

Graduations in 2024

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We can't wait to celebrate with you

We're excited to announce confirmed dates for our 2024 Graduations! All students who may be eligible to attend a ceremony will be contacted in the autumn term with more information, including how to book their place at Graduation. If you are unsure which graduation you may be eligible to attend or have any questions, please contact the Graduation and Awards Team at graduation@essex.ac.uk or by calling 01206 872174.


To attend a Graduation ceremony, you must pre-book your place and purchase tickets for your guests via the Graduation Booking System.

 

Upcoming Graduations

Spring Graduation 2024 (Colchester, UK)

Monday 15 April – Friday 19 April 2024

Students who have their award conferred between 8 July 2023 and 20 March 2024 will be invited to attend the Spring 2024 Graduation ceremonies. 

A detailed ceremony schedule providing the date of the Graduation ceremony for each Department or School can be found below.

A PDF of the schedule, including a full programme list where a School has multiple ceremonies, can be downloaded here.

Booking will close for all ceremonies on Thursday 28 March 2024 at 4pm.

Ceremony 1 - Monday 15 April (1pm)

Ceremony starts 1pm; doors close 12:45pm

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Edge Hotel School
  • Essex Law School and Human Rights Centre
  • Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Monday 12 February 2024 at 10am.
Limited graduand tickets are now available; Guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 2 - Monday 15 April (4pm)

Ceremony starts at 4pm; doors close 3:45pm

Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

  • East 15 Acting School
  • School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies 
    (Philosophy, Art History, History and Interdisciplinary Studies)

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Monday 12 February 2024 at 10am.
Limited graduand tickets are now available; Guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 3 - Tuesday 16 April (10am)

Ceremony starts  10am; doors close at 9:45am

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • School of Health and Social Care
    (see programme list)
  • School of Life Sciences

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 10am.
Graduand and guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 4 - Tuesday 16 April (1pm)

Ceremony starts 1pm; doors close 12:45pm

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • School of Health and Social Care (Nursing programmes)
    (see programme list)

 

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 10am.
Limited graduand and guest tickets available.

Ceremony 5 - Tuesday 16 April (4pm)

Ceremony starts 4pm; doors close 3:45pm

  • School of Health and Social Care
    (see programme list)
  • School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Trust

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 10am.
Graduand and guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 6 - Wednesday 17 April (10am) 

Ceremony 6 (starts 10am; doors close 9:45am)

  • University of Essex Online (Kaplan Open Learning)

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Monday 12 February 2024 at 10am.
Graduand and guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 7 - Thursday 18 April (10am)

Ceremony starts 10am; doors close 9:45am

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
    (see programme list)

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 10am.
Graduand and guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 8 - Thursday 18 April (1pm)

Ceremony starts 1pm; doors close 12:45pm

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
    (Applied Data Science programmes) (see programme list)
  • Department of Psychology

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 10am.
Graduand and guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 9 - Thursday 18 April (4pm)

Ceremony starts 4pm; doors close 3:45pm

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Government
  • Department of Languages and Linguistics
  • Institute for Social and Economic Research

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Wednesday 14 February 2024 at 10am.
Graduand and guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 10 - Friday 19 April (10am)

Ceremony starts 10am, doors close 9:45am

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Essex Business School
    (see programme list)
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Wednesday 14 February 2024 at 10am.
Graduand and guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 11 - Friday 19 April (1pm)

Ceremony starts 1pm, doors close 12:45pm

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Essex Business School
    (see programme list)

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Wednesday 14 February 2024 at 10am.
Limited graduand tickets are now available; Guest tickets remain available.

Ceremony 12 - Friday 19 April (4pm)

Ceremony starts 4pm, doors close 3:45pm

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Essex Business School
    (see programme list)
  • PG CHEP

Booking for this ceremony re-opens on Wednesday 14 February 2024 at 10am.

Limited graduand tickets are now available; Guest tickets remain available.

Summer Graduation 2024 (Colchester, UK)

Tuesday 16 July – Friday 19 July 2024

Students who have their award conferred between 21 March 2024 and 4 July 2024 will be invited to attend the Summer 2024 Graduation ceremonies. 

Booking for phase 1 of booking will open for each Faculty as below:

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Monday 4 March at 10am
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: Tuesday 5 March at 10am
  • Faculty of Science and Health: Wednesday 6 March at 10am

Phase 1 of booking will close at 4pm on Friday 12 April.
Times for each ceremony will be confirmed by Friday 26 April and Phase 2 of booking will re-open the week commencing 29 April 2024.

Tuesday 16 July

Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

  • East 15 Acting School
  • Edge Hotel School
  • Essex Law School with the Human Rights Centre
  • Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
  • School of Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies
    (Philosophy, Art History, History and Interdisciplinary Studies)

The ceremony time for each School will be confirmed by Friday 26 April.

Wednesday 17 July

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Department of Economics
  • Essex Business School
  • Department of Languages and Linguistics
  • Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Institute for Social and Economic Research
  • PG CHEP

The ceremony time for each department and school will be confirmed by Friday 26 April.

Thursday 18 July (10am) 

Ceremony starts 10am; doors close 9:45am

University of Essex Online
(Kaplan Open Learning)

Thursday 18 July

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science

Times for each School will be confirmed by Friday 26 April.

Friday 19 July

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • Department of Psychology
  • School of Health and Social Care

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Department of Government
  • Department of Sociology

Ceremony times will be confirmed for each Department and School by Friday 26 April.

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