Postgraduate ceremonies for 2021

Postgraduate graduation ceremonies will take place on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth.

Ceremonies are for those students who have successfully completed their studies between 15 September 2021 and 29 November 2021.

Graduands can purchase up to two guest tickets which will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Please note there will be no additional guest tickets available to purchase.

Booking is now closed.

Refunds of tickets will be honoured until close of day on Friday 3rd December 2021. 

2020 completers – graduation event update

In addition to the virtual graduation held earlier this year, the University has been planning to organise social style face-to-face celebration events, including gowning and photography, for 2020 completers. Since communicating this news we’ve received feedback that some would prefer a formal graduation ceremony instead. If you are a 2020 graduate, this is your opportunity to tell us what you think, by completing the survey below. The results of the survey will inform the decision on the type of event to organise, the number required and when to schedule.

It is therefore important you participate in the survey, as only those who use it to inform us of their desire to attend a graduation event can be included once a decision on what to offer has been made.

For those that do not wish to attend an event but would like the opportunity to have professional photographs taken in gowns on campus later this year, the survey includes this option.

Please note, not all of the options included in the survey will be scheduled. Instead a decision on which to offer will be made based on the overall survey response and viability.

The survey closes on 1 December 2021.

Fill in the 2020 completers survey

COVID-19 information

In order to make graduation an occasion that is as safe as possible and reduce the risk of COVID-19, the following information applies to guests as well as graduates, so if you are attending with guests, please share the information with them.

Vaccination provides the best protection against COVID-19, and having both doses of the vaccine can significantly reduce transmission.

We strongly recommend that all attendees – whether it has been possible for them to arrange vaccinations or not – take a freely available lateral flow COVID-19 test, returning a negative result within the 24 hours prior to the event.

If you test positive, have new symptoms, or are awaiting the result of a PCR test, please do not attend the event. In this situation, please notify the Graduation Team by email at to inform us that you or your guest(s) are unable to attend.

Face coverings – Government guidance is that you should wear a face covering in all communal areas unless exempt. We ask that you follow this guidance at the graduation ceremony.

Our graduates - our alumni

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.

September Graduation 2021 – links to recorded ceremonies

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 please email: or 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.