Information for Research Candidates

Information for Research Candidates (not already conferred in absentia) in relation to the July 2020 ceremonies.

Post-graduate research students in the ceremony

In order to be guaranteed an invitation to attend graduation in July 2020, you need to have had your degree awarded and have received formal notification from Research Services by 31 March 2020.

Candidates who have had their degree awarded by this date will be sent an email in early April, containing a link to a dedicated online registration form. Emails will be sent to your University account and the personal email address held on your record, if one exists.

If you have an award letter showing an award date prior to 31 March 2020, you have not had your degree conferred in absentia and have not received correspondence from us by the end of April, you should contact us immediately by emailing

If your degree is awarded after the 31 March cut off point

Following the closing date for receipt of ceremony registration forms (mid-May), we may be in a position to include further candidates should space permit. If this is the case, we will contact eligible candidates by email if and when space becomes available.

Otherwise, your award will be conferred in absentia in early August and you will receive notification of this by email in August 2020.

Please do not contact us if you have an award letter with an award date on or after 31 March 2020, as we will not be able to offer you any further guidance. If we are able to include you in a graduation ceremony in July we will contact you.

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