University of Brighton Graduation

University of Brighton Graduation

The summer award ceremonies will take place 25–28 July 2017.

Invitations are sent out to all eligible students whose exam board meets on or before 4 July 2017. Once you have received your invitation you will be able to:

  • confirm your name and address
  • confirm or decline your attendance
  • purchase tickets
  • pre-book a hat, gown and hood.

Anyone not attending can watch the ceremonies via our livestream online.

Award ceremonies take place at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton.

Ceremonies 2017


Tuesday 25

Morning ceremony starts 10am (please arrive by 9.15)
School of Architecture and Design
School of Humanities

Afternoon ceremony starts 3.15pm (please arrive by 2.30)
Hastings campus
School of Art
School of Media

Wednesday 26

Morning ceremony starts 10am (please arrive by 9.15)
School of Applied Social Science
School of Environment and Technology

Afternoon ceremony starts 3.15pm (please arrive by 2.30)
School of Health Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Division of Medical Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Thursday 27

Morning ceremony starts 10am (please arrive by 9.15)
School of Education

Afternoon ceremony starts 3.15pm (please arrive by 2.30)
Partner Colleges
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

Friday 28

Morning ceremony starts 10am (please arrive by 9.15)
Brighton Business School

Afternoon ceremony starts 3.15pm (please arrive by 2.30)
School of Sport and Service Management

Future ceremonies

Winter 2018 ceremonies will be held between 14–16 February 2018. Summer ceremonies are typically held during the last two weeks of July. Definitive dates appear here close to the relevant events.

New venue

Award ceremonies take place at the Brighton Centre on King’s Road as Brighton Dome is currently being renovated.

Frequently asked questions

  • Confirming your details
  • Tickets
  • Certificates
  • What happens on the day
  • Social media

Confirming your details

When will I receive my ceremony invitation?
Invitations for the summer ceremonies will be sent during the spring term. If you have not received your invitation by 30 April please contact Ceremony Administration.

When do I need to reply by?
Please respond to the invitation stating whether you are attending and purchase your guest tickets by 26 May 2017 for the summer award ceremonies. If you respond by this date you will be guaranteed to be able to purchase your four guest tickets, any responses after this date cannot be guaranteed any ticket purchases. If you receive a late invitation please complete your response as soon as possible.

Why do I need confirmation of my name?
It is important that your full name is shown when you reply to your invitation online exactly as you wish it to appear on your certificate (initials and shortened forms of names cannot appear on the certificate and accents cannot be guaranteed). If you fail to notify Academic Services of your correct name, you will be charged for a replacement certificate. If you have changed your name, you will be asked to supply a copy of official documentation confirming this.

Which address should I give?
You must include a forwarding address and telephone number. It is particularly important to complete this section if you are unable to attend the ceremony so that your certificate may be sent to you by recorded delivery. Certificates are not sent to those who have not confirmed their addresses.

What is my calling name?
This is a name that will be called as you accept your award at the ceremony. We will only call your first name and surname, so please check this is correct. Please do not confuse this with your full formal name which must appear on your certificate.

What if I can’t attend my ceremony?
If you decide not to attend and wish your certificate to be forwarded, please ensure that the forwarding address is completed online. Please note that if you do not supply your forwarding address, your certificate will not be despatched. Certificates that are not collected at the ceremony will be sent out as soon as possible afterwards. Copies of the programme will be available to those who do not attend after the ceremony at a cost of £2 to cover postage and packing. If you decide not to attend you will not be invited to a future ceremony.


Ceremony Administration

If you have any questions please contact Ceremony Administration in the Academic Services department

You will need to quote your reference number which is given at the top of your invitation email.

The address for all correspondence is:

Ceremony Administration
Academic Services
University of Brighton
Watts House
Lewes Road