University of Bath Graduation

University of Bath Graduation

University of Bath

Award ceremonies at the University of Bath

Welcome to the University of Bath Award Ceremonies information pages.

Your graduation is the culmination of many years of hard work, and we want to make this time as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

On these pages you should be able to find all the information you need about the Award Ceremonies whether you are planning to attend as a graduand or as a guest.

Those students expecting to graduate at the ceremonies on 6 and 7 December 2016 should follow the instructions sent to them in the email sent in October 2016. For full details about the ceremonies, please follow the ‘Summer Ceremonies’ link on the left of this page.

A note about certificates: If you attend your ceremony, you will receive your certificate at the ceremony. If you decide not to attend your ceremony we will post you your certificate. Please see the FAQ’s for further details.


The University of Bath was granted university status in 1966 by Royal Charter, however our roots can be traced back to the Bristol Trade School – a technical school established in 1856.

In 1885 the school was renamed the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College and in 1929 the Bath School of Pharmacy became part of the college.

By 1960 the college had become the Bristol College of Science and Technology and, following the Robbins Report of 1963, which recommended immediate expansion of universities, began to look at gaining university status.

With the college rapidly expanding and no suitable site available in Bristol, a chance conversation between the college principal and the Director of Education in Bath led to an agreement to provide the college with a new home in Claverton Down, Bath.

The first building on campus was completed in 1965 (becoming the building now known as 4 South), just a year before the Royal Charter was granted.