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Everyone who receives a degree or graduate diploma (this does not apply to Graduate Diplomas at undergraduate level or College Diplomas) from UCL is eligible to attend a graduation ceremony but your place is not automatically allocated. You need to use the online booking site to indicate your wish to attend and purchase your ticket. You must do this before the deadline to guarantee your place. See the tickets page for more information.

You can check your eligibility by looking on your Portico homepage. If you are eligible, once the application process begins you will have a link to purchase tickets in the Graduation Ceremonies container. If you feel you are eligible but do not have a link please contact the Student Support and Events Team.

You do not have to attend a ceremony and your award is not affected by your attendance.


Attendance at the 2014 Graduation Ceremonies is subject to undergraduate students having a conferred award on their student record by 01 July 2014. Any undergraduate student who does not have a conferred award by 01 July 2014 will automatically have their attendance and tickets cancelled, their payment refunded and will be given the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony in 2015.

Any undergraduate given the option to choose an Ordinary Degree or resit will also have their attendance for 2014 cancelled. Please refer to your department for details about Ordinary Degrees.

Taught Graduates

If you are a Taught Graduate student you must have had an award on your record by 28 March 2014 in order to attend a 2014 ceremony. For awards confirmed after this you will be invited to attend in 2015.

Research Graduates

Research Graduate students are selected for the ceremonies based on their award date and when the award is issued. Graduates with an award date of 28 April 2014 conferred on their student record before the 02 May 2014 will be invited to attend the 2014 ceremonies. Graduates with an award conferred on their student record after 02 May 2014 will be invited to attend the 2015 ceremonies.

Degree Awarding Powers (DAP)

UCL was granted degree awarding powers in 2005. Before this all students studying at UCL will have received an award from the University of London. These changes mean there will be some students who are awarded by UCL and some who will still receive a University of London award. You can check your awarding institution on your PORTICO record. The institution awarding your qualification effects the certificate you receive and the academic dress you wear at your graduation ceremony.  For further information see


Degree certificates are not handed out at graduation ceremonies. You therefore do not need to attend a ceremony to receive your certificate. All certificates are posted to the 'contact' address given on Portico.

For degree certificate queries please refer to one of the following:

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Congratulations! You have or are about to, complete a degree or graduate diploma at UCL.

Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement. It is a time to get together with family, friends and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.

The best way to get the most from your day is to plan!


An official transcript detailing examinations taken and results achieved is automatically sent to all students. For further information on transcripts and how to get additional copies see the transcripts web page .

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