University of the Highlands and Islands Graduation

University of the Highlands and Islands Graduation

About your graduation

After your hard work to achieve your qualification you can now look forward to enjoying your graduation. Below are some commonly asked questions to help you prepare for this memorable day.

Where do I graduate?

You have the option of graduating at any academic partner graduation ceremony.  Alternatively, you may not wish to attend in person and graduate in absentia. Students graduating in absentia will be listed as such in the graduation programme issued by their enrolling academic partner.

When and how will I be notified of my award?

If you have been studying for a degree, CertHE, DipHE, PgCert, PgDip or Masters you will be notified by letter. The letter will come from the Executive Office of the University of the Highlands and Islands. Normally this will be after the tier two, progression and award  exam boards which meet in July of each year. You will be asked to return a form to confirm your details and to state where you would like to graduate. At the same time you will also be advised that it is our practice to issue graduation lists to national and local media where your name and award will be included. You will be asked to tick a box if you do not wish to be included in such publicity.

Graduands will also be asked to confirm whether they wish to receive an English or Gaelic degree certificate and, if the latter, if they wish their name to be in the Gaelic form.

If you are due to complete a SQA higher education award you will also be contacted in July advising you of the issuance of graduation lists to the media. You will also be offered the option, if you are successful in your award, of graduating at any of our academic partner graduation ceremonies should you so wish.

What happens if I intend to progress to the next level of study?

If you are an undergraduate degree student entitled to the award of a Cert HE, Dip HE or ordinary degree, but intend to progress to the next level of study, you shall not be able to graduate until your  programme of study is complete. Similarly, if you are a postgraduate degree student  entitled to the award of a PG Cert or PG Dip, but intend to progress to the next level of study, you shall not be able to graduate your programme of study is complete.