Graduation

27 May, 2021

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We have been working on alternative arrangements, using government guidance and timescales for mass events, as well as Covid-secure requirements, venue availability, and your feedback to help with the planning and decision making, and can now confirm the following options and activities to celebrate your well-deserved success!

Rescheduled ceremonies

We are committed to offering physical ceremonies for those who still wish to attend a Graduation and we are increasing capacity at both our Winter 2021 ceremonies and July 2022 ceremonies to provide an opportunity to attend a ceremony.

Our Winter ceremonies will be held during the week commencing Monday 29th November 2021 and will be in Maxwell Hall, Peel Park Campus. We will be inviting students to register for these ceremonies in October this year.

Our Summer 2022 ceremonies will be held during the week commencing Monday 18th July 2022 at The Lowry, Salford Quays and we will invite students to register for these ceremonies in early Spring next year.

On Campus Photo Days

Our survey results showed that there was demand for on-campus photo days which will provide an opportunity for you to come back onto campus, hire a gown and book a photography slot to capture the traditional ‘cap and gown’ memento of your achievements. These will take place on the following dates: Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October. Whilst on campus, you will have opportunity to chat to our Alumni team and speak with our Careers experts. Bookings for this will open in early August and we will be providing free gown hire for all those that attend; we are also working with our photography supplier to get you the best offer for photography packages. Further details of this event will be communicated before bookings open.

Rescheduled Ceremonies

When will these take place?

For those graduates who still wish to attend a ceremony, we are increasing capacity at both our Winter 2021 and Summer 2022 ceremonies. These will be held on the below dates:

Our Winter ceremonies will be held during the week commencing Monday 29th November 2021 and will be in Maxwell Hall, Peel Park Campus. We will be inviting students to register for these ceremonies in October this year.

Our Summer 2022 ceremonies will be held during the week commencing Monday 18th July 2022 at The Lowry, Salford Quays and we will invite students to register for these ceremonies in early Spring next year.

How do I book to attend the ceremony?

You will be invited to attend the Winter ceremonies in October this year which will include full details on how to book and next steps. If you would prefer to attend the Summer 2022 ceremonies, you will need to let us know that you would like to defer your attendance, instructions on how to do so will be included in the winter ceremonies invitation. This will enable us to update your record and ensure that you are invited to the Summer ceremonies.

Invitations for the Summer 2022 ceremonies will be sent in early Spring next year.

How many guests can I bring?

All graduates who register to attend will be able to request up to 2 complimentary guest tickets.

If we are able to do so, we will sell additional tickets closer to the ceremony dates. Please note the sale of additional tickets is not guaranteed.

Is my place automatically reserved?

All those that are invited need to register to attend in order to secure their place. This will be operated on a first come first served basis to ensure it is fair. Once the ceremony reaches capacity, ceremony bookings will be closed. If you still wish to attend a ceremony, we will then invite you to attend the next set of ceremonies available.

Will there be gowns and photos at the ceremonies?

Yes, all ceremonies will be traditional and will include gowning and photography. On the day, once you have checked in, you will then go and collect your gown and depending on the time, head to the photography studios before or after your ceremony.

When is my ceremony?

Each school will have their own day(s) of ceremonies and all levels of awards are represented across Undergraduate and Postgraduate study. The specific ceremony schedule is released when registration opens. For the Winter 2021 ceremonies, this will be mid-October 2021. For the July 2022 ceremonies, this will in Spring 2022.

Where will I be sat?

Graduates are seated in order of award e.g., PhD, MA, UG and then alphabetically within each programme.

How will I be contacted when registration opens?

We will invite you via your personal email address that is held on your student record. To ensure we have the correct details, please keep your information up to date here.

Will I still receive my certificate before attending/if I don’t attend a ceremony?

Graduation ceremonies are a celebration of your degree award and not the actual awarding of your degree which happens after your final results. Therefore, you will receive your certificate via post around 6-8 weeks after receiving your final result. For more information on certificates, please see here.

Can I still get support from the University even after I have graduated?

As a Salford graduate you are automatically a member of a global alumni community of over 175,000 graduates. At Salford we believe your relationship with the University does not end at Graduation.

We will continue to offer lifelong help and support as you embark on the next chapter of your life. You will have exclusive access to Graduate Life, a website and lifestyle blog designed specifically for Salford graduates, which includes helpful articles and tips to assist you as you enter the next phase of your lives and careers.

You can also access our alumni networking and mentoring hub, From Salford. Here you can network exclusively with Salford graduates; find a mentor; continue learning through access to online journals; find your next job opportunity and join a group of like-minded alumni in your area.

As a graduate you can continue to take advantage of a career and employability service for life, including use of an exclusive job site with regularly updated jobs and opportunities. If you want to further your studies, you are also eligible for a 20% discount on postgraduate study on most of our courses. You can find out all about the benefits and services available to you at our website: www.salford.ac.uk/alumni.

On Campus Photo Days

What are Photo Days?

For the first time we are hosting on campus photo days. These will provide an opportunity for you to come back onto campus, hire a gown and book a photography slot to capture the traditional ‘cap and gown’ memento of your achievements.

When will these be held?

These will take place on the following dates: Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021.

Where will these be held?

The Photo Days will be held on Peel Park Campus.

Am I eligible to attend?

The Photo Days will be open to graduates who were due to attend Graduation ceremonies in July 2020, Dec 2020 and July 2021. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend, please contact us on grad-acd@salford.ac.uk.

How do I book?

Bookings will open in August this year and we will contact all those eligible to attend. Bookings will be operated on a first come first served basis.

How much will this cost?

We are working with our gowning and photography suppliers to secure you the best offer for gown hire and photography packages. Once we have confirmation on prices, we will update this page.

How many guests can I bring?

We will be deciding on how many guests will be able to attend prior to opening bookings as we will have a clearer understanding of covid-secure measures that events need to adhere post Government roadmap which may affect our venue capacity.

Can I attend both a Photo Day and a Graduation ceremony?

Yes, you can attend both a photo day and a graduation ceremony if you wish. Please note that gown hire and photography packages will be charged separately for the photo days and graduation ceremonies.

How will I be contacted when bookings open?

We will invite you via your personal email address that is held on your student record. To ensure we have the correct details, please keep your information up to date here.

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