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. Names are printed following the naming convention at the University and will appear as forename, middle name(s), surname as held on the record. If this is incorrect, you need to change it before you register. 

To amend you name, 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. Once completed, you can then register your graduation intentions  by the deadline. 

Name pronunciation

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.

Please note: name pronunciation guidance has now closed. The deadline for name pronunciations was Friday 25 November. 

Guidance 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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