Ceremony Schedules

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If you are unsure which graduation or ceremony you are eligible to attend, or are unable to attend your scheduled ceremony, please contact the Graduation and Awards Team at

All guest ticket bookings for Graduation are subject to our Graduation Booking terms and conditions (.pdf) The University reserves the right to make changes to any arrangements set out in this policy related to Graduation in order to respond to Government guidelines, our legal obligations and to maintain the safety of our community.


Upcoming Graduations

Spring Graduation 2023

28 March – 30 March 2023

Students who were eligible for the postponed Winter 2022 graduation or those who will have had their awards conferred between 9 July 2022 and 31 December 2022 will be eligible to attend Spring Graduation.

The schedule below details the date of the Graduation ceremony for your department or school. The timing of the ceremonies will be announced in February 2023.

We are aware that our Spring ceremonies will be taking place during Ramadan and want to ensure that we do everything we can to support any of our Graduands or Guests who will be observing this whilst attending one of our ceremonies. If you would like further information on the support available to you or any of your Guests who will be observing Ramadan whilst attending Graduation, please contact us via

Support with Graduation Costs

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you may be able to receive financial assistance towards your Graduation to help with purchasing Guest tickets and hiring your Gown. For more information on our Spring Graduate Assistance Fund please visit our dedicated webpages.

Tuesday 28 March

  • Department of History
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies
  • East 15 Acting School
  • Edge Hotel School
  • Essex Law School with Human Rights Centre
  • School of Philosophy and Art History including Interdisciplinary Studies Centre
  • School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
  • Organisational Development - PG CHEP

Wednesday 29 March

  • Department of Psychology
  • School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering with Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents
  • School of Health and Social Care with Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • School of Life Sciences 

Thursday 30 March

  • Essex Business School
  • Department of Economics 
  • Institute for Social and Economic Research
  • Department of Government
  • Department of Language and Linguistics
  • Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Department of Sociology 

Summer Graduation 2023

17 July – 21 July 2023

We are finalising details for our on-campus Summer 2023 Graduation ceremonies, these will be published in the Spring Term.

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