October and November graduation ceremonies

Earlier this year we made a difficult decision to cancel our graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19 restrictions. Graduation is a very special time for staff and students alike, and this decision was not taken lightly. With restrictions still in place, we are sad to announce that our October 2020 and November 2020 graduation ceremonies will also not be able to take place.

We have arranged for awards to be conferred ‘in absentia’ and your certificate will be posted to you. This means that you will be able to confirm with employers, or other universities (if you intend to continue your studies) that you have successfully completed your studies with us and have been awarded your qualification. Please ensure that your correspondence address is up-to-date and accurate by logging into Solar so that your certificate is delivered to the correct address.

Celebrating your academic achievements with your family and loved ones means a great deal to us and we are currently exploring options to hold a virtual celebration event to mark your special achievement. We will release more information about this as soon as we are able.

We will continue to update you with further information, but if you have any questions in the meantime please should email:


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

Coventry University 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.

Coventry University 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.
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