Graduation - Eligibility to attend a graduation ceremony

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Eligibility to attend your graduation ceremony

AM I ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND A GRADUATION CEREMONY?

You will be eligible to attend Graduation if you have completed your programme of study or are in the process of completing your studies this academic year.                        

You will not be eligible to register for Graduation if you are not due to complete your studies this academic year.                

In order to be eligible to attend your Graduation on the day, you must have been successfully awarded at an examination board.                

You will not be eligible to attend your Graduation ceremony on the day if any of the following apply to you:                

  • You have not been successfully awarded at an examination board;                    
  • You have not completed your studies or you are due to re-sit or resubmit any part of your programme;                    
  • You have outstanding debts owed to the University of Salford.                    

If you graduated in a previous academic year but have not yet attended a ceremony, please email grad-acd@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 5241/5275 if you would like to attend this year's graduation.                        

(Engineering students who opt to continue onto the MEng are not eligible to graduate with a BEng - students are only allowed to obtain one qualification from MEng/BEng programmes.)

I AM UNSURE IF I HAVE ANY OUTSTANDING DEBTS TO THE UNIVERSITY. HOW DO I CHECK?

Please check with the Income and Treasury Management team on income-treasury@salford.ac.uk if you are unsure whether you owe debt to the University. Any student who is in debt to the University will not be allowed to attend their Graduation ceremony.  All debts must be cleared by 12 June 2020 (please allow sufficient time for any cheques to clear by this date).                                                

You must also return all library books before graduating, as these are classed as debts.

I HAVE NOT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF GRADUATION; WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Our registration emails have not yet been sent. All eligible Graduates will receive an email inviting them to register for Graduation by the end of March.

I AM IN MY FINAL YEAR AND DUE TO GRADUATE. CAN I STILL APPEAL?

If you submit an appeal, you may still attend the Graduation celebration ceremony if the Board of Examiners has confirmed an award. The current award/classification will appear in the Graduation brochure. If your degree classification changes as a result of a successful appeal, you will be asked to return any degree certificate which has been issued before you can collect a revised certificate. You can find more information on our appeals process here.