Graduation - Your ceremony

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Winter Graduation is taking place Monday 28 November - Thursday 1 December 2022. 

Registration is now closed. 

Ceremony Schedule

Monday 28 November
Time  Ceremony
No.
School 
10:15 1 School of Science, Engineering and Environment (1)
13:30 2 School of Science, Engineering and Environment (2)
16:15 3 School of Science, Engineering and Environment (3)

 

Tuesday 29 November
Time Ceremony No. School 
10:15 4 Salford Business School CLOSED (1)
13:30 5 School of Health and Society (1)
16:15 6 School of Health and Society (2)

 

Wednesday 30 November
Time Ceremony No. School 
10:15 7 School of Health and Society (3)
13:30 8 Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology (1)
16:15  9 Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology (2)

 

Thursday 1 December
Time Ceremony No. School 
10:15 10 Salford Business School (2) 
13:30 11 Salford Business School (3)
16:15 12 Salford Business School (4)

Visas

If you are an international student or you have guests coming from abroad to share this special occasion, please ensure you have the necessary permissions to be in the UK, both for yourself and your visitors.    

We would encourage you to allow appropriate time for your visa applications, taking into consideration the time to process the ‘proof of study letter’ you require from the University.

Further information regarding visas

Guests

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

We have reviewed the guest capacity available, unfortunately we are unable to release any additional* guest tickets for any ceremonies at this stage. We’re really sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

All graduation ceremonies are live streamed via YouTube and also at Peel Hall, Peel Building on campus. Please do bring additional guests along with you on your special day to support and celebrate with you, they will be able to watch the live stream of the ceremonies in Peel Hall If they do not have tickets for the theatre. This is free of charge and no booking is required. Once the ceremony closes, they can re-join you outside Maxwell Hall for photos and any further celebrations you may have planned.

Occasionally we have additional tickets available on the day however, this is not guaranteed. If tickets are available, they will be sold on a first come, first served basis, priced at £12.50 each. Please ask at the Ticket Desk on the day if there are any available when you collect your complimentary guest tickets.

*Please note all complimentary guest tickets requested are accounted for, this is about additional guest tickets.

Live stream

A live stream of all ceremonies will be shown on campus in Peel Hall. This is free of charge; no booking is required. The live stream can also be viewed online.

Children

Children are welcome at the ceremonies, however sometimes they can prove to be too long for younger children who may become restless. For the comfort of other guests, guardians may be asked to take any child that becomes agitated or distressed out of Maxwell Hall.

Children over 2 years of age must have their own seat and therefore must be included in your complimentary guest numbers (max of 2).

Children up to the age of 2 may sit on an adult’s lap and will require a free ‘Child Under 2’ ticket which you can to the access requirements notes on the Registration booking pages or alternatively by contacting the Graduation Office on grad-acd@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 2313. This is due to Health and Safety regulations that require all participants and guests at the ceremonies to be seated.

Children under the age of 16 are not allowed into Maxwell hall without being accompanied by an adult in the seating area. Alternatively, there will be a nursery available supervised by fully trained staff. Please note that the nursery is at Jack Goldberg Building on the Frederick Road Campus at the University of Salford and you will need to make arrangements with the Nursery Manager regarding sessions and availability of places. There will be a charge for this service and places are limited. Please allow enough time to drop your child off prior to the ceremony.

Contact details for the nursery are:

Busy Bees at the University of Salford
Statham Street
Salford
M6 6PU
+44 (0)161 295 0722

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 +44 (0)161 295 2313 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.

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

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.

Graduation Terms and Conditions

By registering to attend Winter Graduation 2022 you agree to the below Terms and Conditions.

Graduation Terms and Conditions

Guest Tickets

Tickets for graduation ceremonies for the University of Salford (“University”) will be subject to the following conditions applicable to Graduates and attendees:

  1. You must complete the “Register to Attend” online process and provide all the required information. You must provide a valid email address as this will be used exclusively for ALL communication.
  2. Graduates will not be charged to attend their allotted Graduation ceremony.
  3. Each Graduate is entitled to request up to two guest tickets, free of charge, providing the graduate has registered to attend.
  4. Please note that the University will close a ceremony to further bookings once the ceremony is full.
  5. Guests will be seated separately from Graduates during the ceremony. Graduate seats will be allocated upon registration on the day of your ceremony.
  6. We will email you confirmation of your complimentary guest tickets once you have completed the online “register to attend” form(s). You must provide a valid and operational email address.
  7. Your guest tickets will not be posted to you. Guest tickets must be collected from the Graduation Ticket Desk on the day of the ceremony, these will be available 2 hours before the start of each ceremony.
  8. The University reserves the right to alter the arrangements for Graduations if reasonably necessary. The alterations will be communicated to you by email or by stewards on the day.
  9. Security is a priority for the University and you and your guests must comply with all the University’s security arrangements or requirements.

Access Requirements

If you or a guest has an access requirement, it is your responsibility to provide information about this during your online registration, or via contacting the Graduation Team on + 44 (0)161 295 2313 or email at grad-acd@salford.ac.uk. If you fail to do so, we cannot guarantee that the appropriate arrangements can be put in place in time for your graduation ceremony. We will be in touch with you to discuss appropriate arrangements.

Eligibility

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 of the University.

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 successful in receiving an award at an examination board of the University;
  • 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.

Force Majeure

If the Graduation ceremony cannot take place, is delayed or the ceremony time needs to change due to circumstances beyond the control of University, including (without limitation) fire, explosion, terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act), act of God, pandemic, national mourning, or as a result of any industrial action or dispute involving the University, or the venue at which the Graduation ceremony is due to be held, the University will not be liable for any losses direct or otherwise incurred by the graduands or their guests. The University will, where at all possible, make alternative arrangements for any students affected, but students and their guests should ensure that they have sufficient insurance protection to cover any losses they might suffer as a result of a ceremony being cancelled or delayed.

In the event that any or all of the graduation ceremonies have to be cancelled, rescheduled, or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Salford, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the said cancellations, rescheduling or postponement.

On the day

You must bring your student card or another form of photo ID (passport, driving license) to your Graduation ceremony, arriving two hours prior to the start of your ceremony time at the venue to register and collect guest tickets and your academic robe.

We require proof of purchase from all graduands so that they can collect an academic robe – only the graduand can collect guest tickets and robes.

Once registration closes, you will be classed as a ‘late arrival’ and you will not be able to Graduate.

Gowns

By confirming your attendance at the Ceremony, you confirm that you agree to wear the official University of Salford academic robes hired via our robing  company.

Robes must be hired or purchased through the University’s official robe suppliers, Ede and Ravenscroft.

Covid-19 Secure Measures

Your safety is of paramount importance to us, and we are taking measures to ensure that all graduates, guests and staff feel comfortable and safe when attending Graduation. We are following the latest Government guidance in all our event planning as well as University policy. Once we have confirmation of the measures that we will have in place, they will be displayed here and you will also be emailed regarding this prior to your Graduation day. All graduates and guests attending Graduation are required to adhere to any Covid secure measures in place, unless medically exempt. Those that do not adhere to the measures in place may be removed from the event.

Deferrals

Students/Graduates may request to defer their invitation to a graduation for up to two years after they have completed their studies. If you wish to defer, you must do so by 16 December via this future graduation event form.