December Degree Congregations

Graduation is the highlight of the academic year and we are really looking forward to Degree Congregations in the Great Hall between Monday 5 and Friday 9 December 2022.

To secure a place at the December Degree Congregations it is essential that our graduating students respond to their invitation to attend well in advance of the ceremonies. The invitation will be emailed in early September 2022 with a deadline to respond of 15 October 2022. If you have not received an invitation by the end of September 2022 and believe that you should have, please contact us at to request that it be resent.

The email will be sent to the University and personal email addresses that we have on file for our potential Class of 2022 December cohort of graduating students. It is really important that you keep your contact details up to date. You may also need to check your junk folder in case the email has been redirected there. Exact dates and the allocation of ceremonies to Schools will be confirmed after invitations to attend close in October 2022, and will be added to this webpage by the end of October.

Please note that all students who may be eligible to graduate in December 2022 will be emailed an invitation to attend. Only students graduating from the University of Birmingham with a Degree of the University listed under Ordinance 4.1.1 who meet the terms of that degree will be eligible to actually attend the December graduations. Some students will receive the email inviting them to attend but will not be eligible to graduate by the time of the ceremony (if, for example, you have not yet submitted your dissertation, you have not paid all of your tuition fees, or you are resitting any examinations). This is particularly common for research students, whose examination (viva) and correction processes can vary considerably. If you receive the invitation to attend and do not expect to have completed your programme of study in time, you can let us know by selecting 'I will not have completed the requirements of my programme of study in time to graduate' when replying to the invitation in the Student Gateway. It is important to remember that communications about your ceremony and related activities do not confirm successful completion of your degree and should not be taken as proof that you are, or will be, eligible to graduate. You will be able to access your official progress and examination results online through the 'Exam marks and progress decisions – end of year marks' link in the 'Exams and Assessments' column of the Student Gateway. Please note that there are additional requirements for research students. You can find out more by reading the Terms and Conditions.

If you have already had your degree conferred then you cannot attend the December Degree Congregations. This includes our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates. 

We will add further information about the format for the ceremonies to this page soon. The information provided is subject to any changes in COVID restrictions and government policy.