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Coventry University Graduation

Your graduation is the culmination of your studies and is an important event for you, your family and friends.

We intend to hold in-person graduation events in November 2022 as long as government guidance and requirements allows.

Dates of these events are as follows:

Monday 14 – Friday 18 November 2022: Coventry University and CU Coventry

Please look out for more information from the graduation team to your university email account in due course, which will include a link to register. We are aiming to release provisional registration by no later than end of September 2022.

Registration to attend the November Graduation closes on 14 October 2022. Please ensure you register by this date to guarantee your place.

Once you have registered you will need to pre-order your gown via the Ede & Ravenscroft website. You need to order your gown by no later than 28 October 2022.

For those students who have been awarded since July 2022, you will be able to collect your certificate on the day of your graduation when you collect your tickets. Any certificates not collected on the day will be posted out, following the Graduation event on 22nd July, so it is important that your address is updated on SOLAR no later than 14th October 2022. Certificates are posted by standard post within UK and Europe, and by DHL to overseas. You should allow up to an additional three weeks for delivery to a UK address, or up to six weeks for delivery to an address outside of the UK before contacting us via email graduation.reg@coventry.ac.uk to report that your certificate has not been received.

Please do not contact us before these deadlines have passed to chase up your certificate.

Whilst you await your certificate, if you require evidence of your award for employment purposes or further study please you have access to your HEAR which is your formal transcript. Further information about the HEAR can be found here: FAQ's | Coventry University. We do not provide electronic certificates. Please note that the University is not responsible for any certificates not received due to an incorrect address. If this happens and you require a replacement then you must order via the online shop and pay the appropriate fee.

If you are searching for a job or plan to go on to further study, a prospective employer or university can still check your award with our verification partner by following the simple instructions at Hedd.

You will not be eligible to attend the graduation ceremony if your Progression and Award Board determines that you have not met the requirements of your award or you intend to enrol on a further stage of your course (e.g. a top-up to honours) or you have an appeal in progress.

If you are searching for a job or plan to go on to further study, a prospective employer or university can still check your award with our verification partner by following the simple instructions at Hedd.

As an alumni, you will receive regular news about events, reunions and ways to get involved. It’s really important that we have the most up to date contact details for you so that we can keep in touch with you and let you know you about these opportunities. You can update your contact details with our Alumni team. If you have any questions about graduation please email us at graduation.reg@coventry.ac.uk.

Facts about the day

If you are attending your graduation event in November 2022 at the Coventry University main campus please note that only students are permitted in to the ticketing and gown areas, family members must wait outside.

Please note that Coventry University has no facilities for left luggage and space is restricted in the Cathedral so large bags/suitcases cannot be taken in.

For those guests who do not have tickets the event is streamed live on our website. All graduates are guaranteed two guest tickets for their ceremony once you have registered. WE DO NOT issue extra tickets for guests. We must abide by the Cathedral’s fire regulations which require every guest to be allocated a seat inside the Cathedral this includes children and babies. We do not advise children under the age of 10 attending as it is a very formal event and once you are seated you must remain throughout the ceremony. However, there will be live streaming on campus so guests without tickets can watch from a location close to the Cathedral, and still feel part of the event. 

The venue for the live streaming will take place in The Humber Lecture Theatre, located in the George Eliot Building, which is just off University Square in Priory Street. There are no tickets for the live streaming venue seats will be available on a first-come-first served basis.

Thank you for your co-operation.

What to expect on the day

On the day of your event (please refer to the schedule below) you will collect your tickets from the Refectory in Priory Hall. The ticket desk will open 2 hours before the event and will close 30 minutes before the stat of the event. If you do not collect tickets within this timeframe you will not be permitted to attend. You will NOT be permitted entry to the event without your tickets so it is important you arrive on time.

You will need to have your student ID card with you to collect your tickets or photographic ID if you no longer have your card (i.e. passport or driving licence). You will also collect your Certificate at the same time as collecting your tickets from the Refectory in Priory Hall, Priory Street, CV1 5FB.

Once you have collected your tickets you will then collect your gown, which you must have pre-ordered via the Ede & Ravenscroft website, from the Gym, Priory Building, Priory Street, CV1 5FB.

Information about ordering gowns and photography can be found on the FAQ page.

For Coventry University students please see the schedule below and refer to our FAQs for further information about the events, how you register, how to order a gown and lots more useful information:

View graduation schedules

If you are searching for a job or plan to go on to further study, a prospective employer or university can still check your award with our verification partner by following the simple instructions at Hedd. As an alumni, you will receive regular news about events, reunions and ways to get involved. It’s really important that we have the most up to date contact details for you so that we can keep in touch with you and let you know you about these opportunities. You can update your contact details with our Alumni team. If you have any questions about graduation please email us at graduation.reg@coventry.ac.uk.

See also:
CU Coventry graduation

Disclaimer:

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.

Due to this being an indoor event there may be COVID-19 restrictions in place at that time. Please keep checking the website so you know what these are before attending the event. If you do not comply with COVID-19 restrictions which are in place at the time the University has the right to refuse you and your guests entry to the event. The University cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred.

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