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.

Spring Graduation Suspended

In light of the ongoing uncertainty created by the COVID-19 outbreak and its spread in the UK, we have taken the decision to suspend all graduation ceremonies scheduled to be held in March and April 2020.

This decision has not been taken lightly – we know how important graduations are to our graduands and their families – but we must prioritise the health and safety of our students, staff and the communities where we are located. Current advice around mass gatherings is subject to continual review by the government and Public Health England, and we think it sensible to act now in order to give graduands and their guests as much notice as possible.

So as not to disadvantage students due to graduate, the awards will be conferred administratively and certificates posted to home addresses. It is therefore important that students due to graduate this spring check that their address details are up-to-date on SOLAR. Dates will be organised and circulated in due course for formal celebrations so that those affected do not miss out on the graduation experience.Ede & Ravenscroft provide the gowning and photography for our graduation ceremonies. You can cancel your gown and photography online by logging back into your account, or you can contact them through their call centre on 01223 861 854 to request a refund. Please use this link to cancel online:

For further information, Coventry University and CU Group students should email:

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.

In the event that any or all of the Graduation ceremonies have to be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed, CU Coventry cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred.

CU Coventry graduation ceremonies are considered to be public events. There may be a university photographer present and by attending you give us permission to use any general crowd photos you appear in for marketing purposes.

CU Coventry does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for:

  • Any loss or damage to any personal property left unattended during an event organised by the university unless caused by the negligence of the university or its employees; or
  • Death or any personal injury suffered by you at a university event unless caused by the negligence of the university or its employees.