Graduating in absentia
If you are unable or do not wish to graduate in person, you may graduate in absentia. If you choose to graduate in absentia you will have your name read out during a graduation ceremony by the Dean of the relevant Faculty. Students who decide to graduate in absentia will have their degree certificates and HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) documents sent to them by post to the address they submitted in their online graduation application. The University aims to post documentation from Monday 10 December 2018.
For graduating students who wish their friends to collect their degree certificates on their behalf, these will be available for collection from the ASC on North Street from Monday 10 December 2018 from 2pm. Those collecting degree certificates from the ASC must ensure that they bring identification with them.
If the documents are not collected by Friday 14 December 2018, they will be mailed to your home address in January 2019 to avoid the upcoming holiday and volume of mail being processed.
It will not be possible to receive your degree certificate or HEAR documents until after graduation has taken place.