Coventry University Graduation 2017

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Coventry University Graduation 2017

Coventry University Graduation 2017

Coventry University

Your graduation is the culmination of your studies and is an important event for you and your family and/or your friends. In order to make this a positive, memorable experience, it is important that you register your attendance for your designated ceremony via NOVA by the deadline given. Unfortunately, if you miss that deadline you will have to attend the next appropriate ceremony (see Schedule) as we are not able to accept any late registrations. So if you want to graduate with the rest of your course, you must make sure that you register in time.

If you are not able to or do not wish to attend a graduation ceremony, you must make sure that the University has your most up to date correspondence address, as that is the address where your certificate will be sent. If you need to change your address, you can do this on SOLAR by no later than the date of your ceremony (for which, see Schedule).

Location: Coventry Cathedral

Located right next to the main university square, Coventry Cathedral provides a beautiful and unique setting for Coventry University Graduation award ceremonies.

About Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral is in fact two buildings, the preserved ruins of the ‘old Cathedral destroyed by enemy air attack in the Second World War and the iconic new cathedral consecrated in 1962 by Her Majesty the Queen, which is an inspiration to many fine artists of post war era and a place of world peace and reconciliation.

Click here to find out more about Coventry Cathedral

Graduation schedule

Dates for our 2017 ceremonies are:

Wednesday 19 July
This graduation is specifically for overseas students, postgraduate students and research students awarded between April and July.

Can I graduate in July if I have a resit assessment?
No. Any students who have an assessment during the resit period will instead be eligible to graduate in November because resit results will not be confirmed until after the July ceremonies.

Monday 20 – Friday 24 November
All students (that haven’t already graduated) who are awarded after April and before the end of October.

We shall also be showing all the ceremonies via a live webcast.

Coventry University Main Campus July Graduation Schedule 2017:
July 2017
Time Faculty Timings
11:30 Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Ticket collection opening times 09:00 – 10:45 from Square One.

Please be seated in the cathedral before 11:15 at the latest.

14:30 Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Business and Law

Ticket collection opening times 12:00 – 13:45 from Square One.

Please be seated in the cathedral before 14:15 at the latest.

November 2017 Graduation Schedule

The schedule for the Coventry University Main Campus graduation in November 2017 is now available.


Gifts, Gown Hire and Photography

Gown Hire

Gowns, hoods and hats must be ordered online at Ede and Ravenscroft.

Please note:  Ede and Ravencroft have a deadline for ordering gowns and if you miss that deadline you must contact Ede and Ravencroft directly, as Coventry University cannot provide gowns.

For more information visit the Ede and Ravencroft Website


Ede and Ravenscroft will also be providing a photography service throughout graduation, you may pre-order photos from their website or email:


There will be a DVD recording made of each ceremony and a copy can be purchased either on the day of your ceremony or after the event online. Click here for further details about graduation DVDs

Certificates and Diploma Supplements

Every student who has completed a course and has been awarded will be issued with their certificate and diploma supplement at a graduation ceremony.

However, if you are unable to attend the ceremony, alternative arrangements can be made for you to either collect your certificate two weeks after the graduation ceremony or your certificate can be posted to the correspondence address that you have provided on NOVA.  If you need further assistance, please contact Academic Registry.

Brochures and Graduation Gifts

Each graduate will be given a copy of a brochure for their ceremony (it will include a list of the proceedings and all students graduating at that ceremony). Additional copies can be purchased on the day or via our Online Store where it will also be possible to purchase other graduation gifts and souvenirs of your time at Coventry University.

These can be collected from the Alan Berry building opposite the Cathedral on the day of your ceremony.


Items include university mugs, paperweights, pens and graduation bears. To see the complete range of what we have available visit our online store.

Prestigious Awards

The Resource Shop will be producing Awards throughout Graduation and extending the service throughout the year. Once you have Graduated bring your certificate along to the Resource Shop. See the Student Portal for further information.

Contact Us

Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7765 7688