July Degree Congregations

Graduation is the highlight of the academic year and we are really looking forward to the celebrations. Degree Congregations for our Class of 2024 Birmingham graduates are due to take place in the Great Hall between Tuesday 9 and Friday 19 July 2024 (excluding weekends).

Further information about the Degree Congregations and the schedule of our July ceremonies can be seen below. We will be adding to this content in the run up to graduation. We will also email our graduands with important information about the day, so it's really important that you keep your contact details up to date. Please add graduation@contacts.bham.ac.uk to your contacts list. You may also need to check your junk folder in case our emails have been redirected there. 

We are really looking forward to these special occasions and to helping you to celebrate your achievements. We hope you are getting excited about them too!

When is my ceremony?

Ceremonies will take place between Tuesday 9 and Friday 19 July 2024 (excluding weekends). You can now find out the date and time of your ceremony, which will be subject to your meeting the terms of your degree by the relevant deadline, by logging into the Student Gateway. Information on how to access the Gateway is provided below. 

 

When is my ceremony?

Tuesday 9 July - 10.00am

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Biosciences

 

Tuesday 9 July - 12.30pm

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

 

Tuesday 9 July – 3pm

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences (excluding Physiotherapy)

 

 

Wednesday 10 July - 10.00am

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences (Physiotherapy only)

School of Psychology (excluding BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Year Abroad)

 

Wednesday 10 July – 12.30pm

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Psychology - BSc Psychology (including BSc Psychology with Year Abroad)

 

Wednesday 10 July - 3.00pm

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematics

 

Thursday 11 July – 10am

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Computer Sciences - all undergraduate programmes

 

Thursday 11 July – 12.30pm

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Chemistry

Department of Metallurgy and Materials

 

Thursday 11 July - 3.00pm

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Computer Sciences - all postgraduate programmes

School of Physics and Astronomy

 

 Friday 12 July – 10am

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

 

Friday 12 July - 12.30pm

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Friday 12 July – 3.00pm

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Chemical Engineering

 

 Monday 15 July – 10.00am

College of Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School:

All MBA programmes, including Wiley and Degree Apprentice programmes.  Department of Finance

Department of Marketing

Department of Strategy and International Business

Department of Economics (excluding BSc Economics)

 

Monday 15 July – 12.30pm

College of Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School:

Department of Management

 

Monday 15 July – 3.00pm

College of Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School:

Department of Economics (BSc Economics only – including Economics majors)

 

Monday 15 July – 5.30pm

College of Social Sciences

Birmingham Business School:

Department of Accounting

 

Tuesday 16 July – 10.00am

College of Social Sciences

School of Education

Health Service Management Centre

 

 

Tuesday 16 July – 12.30pm

College of Social Sciences

School of Social Policy (excluding Health Services Management Centre)

 

Tuesday 16 July – 3.00pm

College of Social Sciences

School of Government

 

Wednesday 17 July - 10.00am

College of Arts and Law

School History and Cultures

 

Wednesday 17 July - 12.30pm

College of Arts and Law

Birmingham Law School:

All Postgraduate programmes (Excluding LLB for Graduates).

Undergraduate Law programmes with minors

LLB Law with year abroad

Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences

 

Wednesday 17 July - 3.00pm

College of Arts and Law

Birmingham Law School:

LLB Law (Surnames A-L inclusive)

 

Wednesday 17 July - 5.30pm

College of Arts and Law

Birmingham Law School:

LLB Law (Surnames M-Z inclusive)

LLB for Graduates

 

Thursday 18 July - 10.00am

College of Arts and Law

School of Language, Culture, Art History and Music

 

Thursday 18 July - 12.30pm

College of Arts and Law

School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts

Depart of English Language and Linguistics

Department of English Literature

 

 Thursday 18 July - 3.00pm

College of Arts and Law

School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

Department of Film and Creative Writing

The Shakespeare Institute

School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

 

Thursday 18 July  - 5.30pm

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

School of Dentistry (including Dental Hygiene and Therapy)

School Nursing and Midwifery

School of Pharmacy

 

 Friday 19 July - 10.00am

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Birmingham Medical School

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) (Surnames A-K inclusive)

All other programmes.

 

Friday 19 July - 12.30pm

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

All Institutes (excluding Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences)

 

Friday 19 July  - 3.00pm

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Birmingham Medical School

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) (Surnames L-Z inclusive)

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

 

How to access the Student Gateway

To access the Student Gateway you will need to use either your @student or @alumni email address and latest password. If you can't remember your password and are unable to access the Gateway, please go to the MyPassword website if you are a current student, or contact the IT Servicedesk if you are an alumni. If you missed the deadline to reply to your invitation please email us at graduation@contacts.bham.ac.uk to join our wait list and we will do our best to find a space for you. 

To check your ceremony date and time via the Gateway, please click on ‘reply to Degree Congregation invitation’, which will be under ‘exams and assessment’. This will take you through to a screen on which you will be asked to select your programme of study. Check the box next to your programme and then ‘submit’. You will then be taken through to a screen that confirms which ceremony you are due to attend, subject to meeting the terms of your degree.  

I did not respond to my invitation, can I still attend? 

If you did not respond to your invitation by 1 March 2024 and would like to attend a ceremony, please email graduation@contacts.bham.ac.uk as soon as possible so we can check if a place is still available in your School's ceremony.  

How do I prepare for the day?

More information on how to prepare for your ceremony, including how to hire gowns, will be available in early April 20024.

Tickets

Each graduand is allocated their own ticket to the ceremony plus two guest tickets, which will grant access to the Great Hall for your Degree Congregation. There is no charge for tickets.  

The venues

Your Degree Congregation will take place in the Great Hall at the centre of our Edgbaston campus. Our students have been graduating from this iconic building since the early 1900s.  After your Degree Congregation you and your guests are welcome to spend the day enjoying our beautiful campus, where you can take your own graduation-day photographs against the backdrop of Old Joe and the Aston Webb Building.

What if I cannot attend in July 2024?

If you cannot attend a ceremony in July 2024, you have two options: 

1) You can defer your graduation until December 2024.  If you select this option, please note your degree will not be conferred until December 2024, and you will not receive a certificate until then. All graduatable awards must be conferred as part of a degree ceremony before a certificate can be released.  You can obtain copies of your transcript, and a proof of study letter, should you require proof of your award subject to conferral.

2) You can graduate in your absence.  If you select this option, we will contact you in June 2024 to request your up to date address details, your certificate will be posted to you in August 2024, subject to you providing address information.  If you select to graduate in your absence, you will not be able to attend a future degree congregation for this qualification. 

 

Important information

It is important to remember that communications about your graduation 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. Only students meeting the terms of a Degree of the University as listed under Ordinance 4.1.1  will be eligible to actually attend the July graduations. Some students will be allocated a place at a Degree Congregation 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, you are resitting any examinations or have not met the terms of your degree in time). 

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, whether in person or in absentia, then you cannot attend the July Degree Congregations. This includes our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates. 

In the event of the Degree Congregations having to be cancelled, delayed, postponed or curtailed due to circumstances beyond the control of the University, the University shall give as much notice as is reasonably practical to students of such cancellation, delay, postponement or curtailment. Circumstances that would constitute a force majeure may include, but are not limited to: fire, flood, explosion or any other incident that renders the venue in which the Degree Congregation is due to be held unsafe to use; terrorist act (or threat of a terrorist act); natural disaster; pandemic; industrial action; or a period of national mourning. The University will not be liable for any losses, direct or otherwise, incurred by students or their guests in the event of the University of Birmingham’s graduation ceremonies being cancelled, delayed, postponed or curtailed due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.