July Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation is the highlight of the academic year and we are really looking forward to the celebrations.  Ceremonies for our Class of 2023 Birmingham graduates are due to take place in the Great Hall between Tuesday 11 and Friday 21 July 2023 (excluding weekends).

Information for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students

To secure a place at the July graduation ceremonies 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 March 2023. If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate taught student expecting to graduate in July 2023 and you have not received your invitation by the middle of March, please contact us at graduation@contacts.bham.ac.uk 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 2023 July 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 March 2023, and will be added to this webpage by the end of March, however you can find provisional dates below.

Information for postgraduate research students

If you are a postgraduate research student then your attendance will be confirmed for you by the Research Administration Team, based on the information provided to them when you submitted your thesis.  If you wish to check this information please contact the Research Student Administration team directly.

Provisional College ceremony dates

Please note these dates remain provisional until the end of March, when we will confirm the specific day and time of each School's Degree Congregation. These provisional College dates have been published to give an indication of when during the graduation period your ceremony will take place. Please do not make any travel/accommodation bookings based on these dates, and they may be subject to change.

Tuesday 11 July
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Wednesday 12 July
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Thursday 13 July
College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Friday 14 July
College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Monday 17 July
College of Arts and Law

Tuesday 18 July
College of Arts and Law
Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences

Wednesday 19 July
College of Social Sciences

Thursday 20 July
College of Social Sciences

Friday 21 July
College of Social Sciences

Important information.

Please note that all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who may be eligible to graduate in July 2023 will be emailed an invitation to attend. 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). 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 award, 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 award conferred then you cannot attend the July graduation ceremonies. 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.