January 2016

Preliminary information for taught postgraduate students

students at graduationThis information is intended for those students who are due to complete a taught postgraduate course.  Information for Research candidates can be found on the following web page: www.sheffield.ac.uk/graduation/winresearch

Where and when

Graduation ceremonies will take place over three days on Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 January 2016 in the Octagon Centre.

You can find the schedule of which departments will graduate when, on this page in due course: www.sheffield.ac.uk/graduation/dates

Students are expected to graduate at the first relevant ceremony following successful completion of their studies. Due to high numbers involved at each ceremony, we regret that it is not possible to defer attendance to a later ceremony or to switch to a different ceremony held during the same period.


On-line registration for graduation will be open in September. All students who are expected to complete their course of study in time to graduate in January will be notified via an email to their University email account when registration is open.

Guest tickets

2 guest tickets are guaranteed for each candidate attending a ceremony, providing you register your intention to attend by the given deadline. Due to limited seating in the Octagon Centre, only 2 guest tickets can be guaranteed. In the unlikely event that any additional tickets are available, full details of how to apply will be sent to you via email during November.

Extra guest tickets cannot be guaranteed and we advise against making any advance arrangements regarding travel or accommodation for guests who do not have tickets.

Further information

Full details regarding the graduation ceremonies and information regarding robe hire, photography etc will be published in due course.