Everyone who receives a degree or graduate diploma (this does not apply to Graduate Diplomas at undergraduate level) from UCL is eligible to attend a graduation ceremony but your place is not automatically allocated. You need to use the online booking site, which will open in January 2013, 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 in January 2013, 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 Centre Events Team.
You do not have to attend a ceremony and your award is not affected by your attendance.
If you are an Undergraduate whose award is confirmed after 01 July 2013 or you are eligible for an Ordinary Degree you will be invited to attend a ceremony in 2014. For more information on Ordinary Degrees please refer to your department.
If you are a Taught Graduate student you must have had an award on your record by 29 March 2013 in order to attend a 2013 ceremony. For awards confirmed after this you will be invited to attend in 2014.
Research Graduate students are selected for the ceremonies based on their award date and when the award is issued. Graduates with an award of 28 April 2013 conferred on their student record before the 03 May 2013 will be invited to attend the 2013 ceremonies. Graduates with an award of 28 May 2013 or later conferred on their student record will be invited to attend the 2014 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 www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/exams_and_awards
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:
- For those with a UCL award - Email the UCL Examination office at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For those with a University of London award - Contact the University of London Diploma Production and Dispatch office at email@example.com