Graduation terms and conditions

By confirming your attendance at graduation, you the graduand confirm that you agree to abide by the conditions of the University of Sheffield.

PG student shaking hands with chancellor on stage

Academic robes

By confirming your attendance at graduation, you the graduand confirm that you agree to wear official University of Sheffield academic robes provided by our robing company Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd at the ceremony.


Disclaimer

In the event that any or all of the graduation ceremonies have to be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Sheffield, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the said cancellations, rescheduling or postponement.


Data protection

Publication of names

The names of graduating students are published in the graduation programme which is available to all ticketed guests on the day.  If you would like your name removed from the programme, you must advise the Events Office in writing by date to be confirmed. Please email graduation@sheffield.ac.uk giving your full name, student registration number and award title and clearly confirm that you wish to be removed from the publication. It should be noted that if any students have a tuition or tuition-related debt to the University by date to be confirmed, their names will not appear in any of the above. Occasionally, we may be advised that a student has completed their studies after the programme has already gone to print and their name will therefore not be included in the programme.

Commemorative clothing

The names of graduating students are published on commemorative clothing by the Students' Union. If you would like your name removed from this clothing, please advise the Students' Union by date to be confirmed. Please email su-commemorative-clothing@sheffield.ac.uk giving your full name, student registration number and award title and confirm that you wish your name to be removed.

Digital media

  • Graduation film: The ceremony proceedings are filmed and the recording is available to purchase after the ceremony. By electing to take part in the ceremony proceedings, you are giving permission for your image to be recorded.
  • Live webcast of the ceremony: The graduation ceremonies are broadcast live over the University web site. By electing to take part in the ceremony proceedings, you are giving permission for your image to be recorded and broadcasted.
  • Photography: During the day professional photographers will be taking photographs and these may be used in the university's future promotional literature. By electing to take part in the ceremony proceedings, you are giving permission for your image to be photographed and used.

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