Certificates

Attending graduation

If you have registered to attend your graduation ceremony, you will receive your certificate on the day.

Not attending graduation

If you are not attending graduation you need to register your intention to graduate in absentia. Doing so not only gives you the opportunity to confirm your personal details (such as your name) but also to provide an address for us to post your certificate to following the ceremonies (if you don't complete this process, we are unable to issue your certificate).

Your certificate will then be mailed out to you as soon as possible following the ceremonies. All certificates will be dispatched within a maximum of 4 weeks following the end of the ceremonies.

**Please note: It is not possible for someone to collect your certificate on your behalf at the graduation ceremony.**

Postage of certificates

Certificates to the UK

The UK postal service is very reliable and certificates sent to addresses within the United Kingdom are sent by second class mail as standard. However, should you wish to have the peace of mind of having your certificate sent by a tracked service, we can send it using Royal Mail Special Delivery.

The deadline for purchasing this delivery method is 21 December.

Certificates to overseas addresses

Unfortunately, Royal Mail are unable to provide a tracking service for most overseas countries so we cannot send certificates using their International Track and Sign service. Certificates are therefore sent by standard air mail.

However, if you would like to have your certificate sent to you using the DHL Express Worldwide service, rather than standard air mail, we are happy to arrange this for you. The cost for this service is dependant on the destination country and is available to more than 220 countires worldwide. Please see the following web page for information on this service: www.sheffield.ac.uk/graduation/courier.

The deadline for purchasing this delivery method is 21 December.

Certificates lost in transit

Although the vast majority of certificates are received with no problems, some countries have less reliable postal services and, of course, occasionally some items will get 'lost'. In order to guarantee the delivery of your certificate, we would strongly advise you to use one of the guaranteed methods above. Should your certificate not arrive using these methods, we would re-print your certificate and send it again using the same method, free of charge. However, should you chose a standard service for delivery, you will need to order a replacement certificate (for which the usual fee will be charged) from Student Services should your original become lost in the mail.