Your name

Ensure your name is printed and pronounced correctly on your graduation day.

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Printed name

When you open the registration form, your name will be shown. This is taken from your student record and will be the name printed in the programme and on your certificate.  If this is incorrect, you need to change it before you register. 

You should contact the Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) with documentary evidence (e.g: originals of either your deed poll document, passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate) and your student record will be amended. Only then should you register your graduation intentions. Please ensure that you register by the deadline. We cannot extend the deadline, so do not delay if you need to amend your name. This is your responsibility and changes cannot be made at a later date.

For more details on how to amend your name, please visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/record/name.


Name pronunciation

At graduation, your forename and surname (as held on your student record) will be announced as you cross the platform. If you have a name that is frequently mispronounced, you may wish to provide guidance on how your name should be said correctly. 

Please do not use accents and special characters on the form as these are not recognised by the system and can corrupt the information that is submitted.

The deadline for name pronunciations has now passed.

Examples:

Name Guidance notes
Roisin Ro-sheen
Ionita Yo-ni-tza
Grau Rhymes with cow
Swietochowski Sventa-hoski
Lishen Lap-Sun

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