Graduation ceremonies

Virtual Graduation 17-19 February 2021

Our Virtual Graduation ceremonies for 2020 completers took place from 17-19 February 2021. These well attended events provided the opportunity for graduates and staff to join together online to celebrate their achievements with family and friends able to watch live on YouTube.

We would like to congratulate all our 2020 graduates and wish them the very best for the future.

The recorded ceremonies are available on YouTube via the links below.

Updates about future graduation events will be shared as soon as we have further information. In the meantime, please ensure that you keep your personal contact details updated via the University Portal or by joining the Alumni Community if you have already completed your studies.

Virtual Graduation ceremonies


Whether you're looking to commemorate your time at the University of Plymouth or you're looking for the perfect gift to congratulate one of our graduates - check out the Students' Union Official Graduation Shop.

We are the official stockist of University of Plymouth branded merchandise such as clothing, commemorative gifts and accessories. Browse and purchase your gifts online for delivery in the UK and internationally.

Virtual graduation for Peninsula Medical School

The next generation of doctors from the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Medical School celebrated the start of a new chapter, as they graduated early to support the NHS in its hour of need.

Most of the School’s 78 final-year medics took part in the virtual ceremony, with family and friends able to watch live, or catch up afterwards, on a private YouTube feed.

The interactive virtual graduation was made possible by First Sight Media, a live streaming and video production company who donated their services for free to ensure the students were able to celebrate their graduation and begin their work supporting frontline NHS staff. 

Please get involved and tag us in your Instagram stories on the day, or with the hashtags #plymgrad #virtuallytogether on other platforms. We would love to see how you are celebrating on the day and also to hear what your favourite memories and experiences are from your time studying in Plymouth.

Connect with the Plymouth Alumni team who will keep you up to date with everything you might want or need to know as a graduate and find out more information regarding ongoing support for graduates by visiting the link below:

Supporting graduates in a Covid-19 economy

Will summer 2021 graduations be affected by coronavirus?

Current government guidance does not permit large scale events of this kind. However we are monitoring the situation very closely and continue to plan for graduations in September, in the hope that restrictions will be lifted. Alongside this regular planning we are also considering a number of alternative graduation options, should these be required. Details in relation to graduation will be communicated to students later in the year.

Our graduates

Graduating from Plymouth means you're now part of a thriving alumni community making a difference across the world. We're incredibly proud of you and hope you feel the same way about us.

Your lifelong connection with us offers you many benefits, including careers support for three years after graduation and a host of alumni events around the world to help you to network and stay in touch with your old university friends.

Join the alumni community today to access a host of free benefits and services after you graduate.

Replacement and verification of awards

The exams and awards office offer an award documentation replacement and verification service for University of Plymouth graduates.  

The University began confirming its own awards in 1993/1994. This means that if your award was made prior to this date we will not be able to provide you with a duplicate certificate. However, we can confirm your award with an alumni certificate (if you were awarded a degree) or a letter of confirmation.

For more information on how to order and pay for your award documentation replacement and/or verification please visit our online store:

University of Plymouth eStore

If you require any further information on the service:

Telephone: +44 1752 586399

Contact the graduation team


Telephone: +44 1752 586399

Address: The Graduation Team, 008 Hepworth House, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Twitter: @PlymUni

Facebook: /plymouthuni

In any communication regarding graduation ceremonies, please quote your full name, telephone number, student reference number and programme of study.

Please note that to be fair to all students, we can only discuss ceremony details with the student who is graduating. Unfortunately this does not include family and friends.

Thank you for your understanding.