Graduation

Graduation refunds and disclaimer policy

Event photography and video

Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events (both online and offline) may be attended by University staff, photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If you, or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please let a member of staff know.

Graduation ceremonies for 2022

Booking for September Graduation ceremonies opens on 2 August 2022 and closes on 19 August.  You must register your attendance and purchase your guest(s) tickets by 19 August 2022.

Book your tickets here.

Please book in anticipation of successful completion. If you do not subsequently pass your studies in time, you will be refunded the cost of any tickets you have purchased and will be invited to a later graduation ceremony.
  • Booking opens on Tuesday 2 August 2022.
  • In order to make your booking you will need to input your date of birth and student reference number.
  • The ticket limit is two guest tickets per graduate. Only those with tickets may attend the venue.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once we have received your booking. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please revisit your booking to ensure it has been completed.
  • If you have difficulties booking, please contact graduation@plymouth.ac.uk
  • Tickets are not sent in advance. They will be available for collection from the ticket table on the day, 30-90 minutes before the start of your ceremony.
  • Don’t forget to hire your academic robes prior to your ceremony from J Wippell & Co Ltd. Gown hire will open on Monday 1 August 2022.  Please note that gowns should be hired, or purchased, only from our official supplier.
  • The deadline for ticket refunds is 4 September 2022.
  • Please be aware that the ceremonies will be attended by University staff, photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If you, or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please contact the graduation team.
  • If you are not able to attend the graduation please complete this questionnaire. By filling out this short form it enables the Careers Service and Alumni Relations team to continue to contact you. You will receive notifications of the ongoing careers support you can receive as a graduate, alumni events, news and benefits.  You can unsubscribe at any time.
Students studying BSc (Hons) Professional Management Practice, MBA Leadership and MBA Leadership in Healthcare or studying programmes at City College Plymouth, Royal Marine School of Music, MLA, MWS-HMTU, RILA, HNDC or at Weymouth College will be invited to attend the University of Plymouth Awards Ceremony.
All other partnership students will be invited to attend an Awards Ceremony at their Partner Institution. 

2020 Graduates – September Graduation Event on Plymouth Hoe

The University will be hosting a formal in-person Graduation Ceremony for 2020 completers from 19-24 September 2022 in the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe.
This is in addition to the virtual ceremonies that had to be held instead due to pandemic restrictions.
This decision has been taken following the Graduation Event Option Survey, which was sent to 2020 completers. We had a good response and thanks to everyone who took part to share their views in helping us to shape a suitable event. All those who completed it have received further details about when each ceremony will take place, how to register and book tickets for up to two guests. If you completed the survey, but did not receive an email please contact graduation@plymouth.ac.uk.
We will also provide other graduation information, including robing and photography services – so there is no action you need to take until you receive that email.
If you did not complete the survey, but would now like to attend, please email graduation@plymouth.ac.uk so that we can let you know how to register your interest. 

Plymouth hoe is a superb place to have a graduation. There are very few places, in England at least, where you will find somewhere as beautiful as that to graduate."

Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England

Graduation on the Hoe
<p>Plymouth Business School graduates on Plymouth Hoe.</p>
The graduation of the occupational therapy students

Contact the graduation team

Email: graduation@plymouth.ac.uk
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.

<p>University of Plymouth graduation, Plymouth Hoe</p>