Graduation at CU Coventry

Graduation at CU Coventry

Upon completing your course at CU Coventry you'll be able to attend a graduation ceremony. Graduation is one of the highlights of a student's time at university, and family and friends are encouraged to join the celebrations.

Every year, the ceremony is created to ensure a truly stunning occasion and a lasting memory.


CU Coventry's next graduation ceremony is Friday 22 November 2019.


Located right next to the main university square, Coventry Cathedral provides a beautiful and unique setting for CU Coventry's graduation ceremonies.

Coventry Cathedral is in fact two buildings, the preserved ruins of the ‘old Cathedral destroyed by enemy air attack in the Second World War and the iconic new cathedral consecrated in 1962 by Her Majesty the Queen, which is an inspiration to many fine artists of post war era and a place of world peace and reconciliation.

Gown Hire and Photography

Gown Hire Gowns, hoods and hats must be ordered online at Ede and Ravenscroft. For more information visit the Ede and Ravencroft Website.

Please note: If you miss the deadlines, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to hire a gown on the day of your ceremony.

Photography Ede and Ravenscroft will also be providing a photography service throughout graduation, you may pre-order photos from their website or email Photography will take place in Foundation Campus (Sports Hall) at  Priory Street CV1 5FB.
DVDs There will be a DVD recording made of each ceremony which can be purchased either on the day of your ceremony or after the event online. Click for further details about graduation DVDs.
Certificates Every student who has completed a course and has been awarded will be issued with their certificate and diploma supplement at a graduation ceremony. If you're unable to attend the ceremony, alternative arrangements can be made for you to either collect your certificate two weeks after the graduation ceremony or your certificate can be posted to the correspondence address that you have provided on NOVA. If you need further assistance, please contact Academic Registry.
Brochures Each graduate will be given a copy of a brochure for their ceremony. Additional copies can be purchased on the day or via our Online Store.

An increased security presence and extensive checks will be in place for all awards ceremonies. Please allow extra time to access our venues since these checks may slow down the entry of guests and students into our venues and also the Cathedral. There will not be any access to Priory Street as it will be closed to vehicles. Please only bring small bags with you since larger bags and holdalls will not be permitted and there will not be anywhere to store these. Thank you for your co-operation.