Find out what you need to do in order to receive your certificate, whether or not you are attending your graduation ceremony.


Certificates and ceremony programmes must show your full legal name (e.g. the actor Eddie Redmayne’s legal name is Edward John David Redmayne). Every year we are unable to issue certificates or they are returned after posting due to incorrect name details.  

Any amendments should be reported to your school/college office to ensure that our records show your full legal name – otherwise you may be charged £50.00 for a reprint at a later date.


For students attending the ceremonies we aim to have your certificate ready for collection after you have crossed the stage. Every effort is made to have all certificates ready, however, this may not be possible where examination boards have been held very close to the ceremony or there has been a delay in obtaining confirmation of results. 

If you do not collect your certificate on the day, it will be possible to collect it on the following days only from 272 High Holborn:

  • If you are a graduate of Chelsea, Camberwell, Wimbledon or London College of Fashion: Your certificate will be available for collection on provision of identification from 272 High Holborn on Thursday 28 July 2016ONLY.
  • If you are a graduate of Central Saint Martins or London College of Communication: Your certificate will be available for collection on provision of identification from 272 High Holborn on Friday 29 July 2016ONLY.

Certificates must be collected by the student who has received the award.

If you wish a friend or family member to collect it on your behalf you must contact graduation@arts.ac.uk with the full name of the person who is collecting it and it must be collected on the nominated day. A phone call will not be sufficient to arrange this.


If you do not collect your certificate as advised above, it will be posted out to you to the “end of academic year” address that you nominated using the Student Contact Management System (this must be done by Friday 8 July 2016). If an address has not been nominated, it will be sent to your permanent address (by Recorded Delivery).

Please note that if your Examination Board took place between August 2015 and April 2016 it is likely that your certificate has already been issued, therefore you will not receive another at your ceremony. If you didn’t receive your certificate, please contact the Awards Team.    


Certificates are withheld if tuition fees are outstanding. However, it is expected that you will clear all liabilities before you complete your degree, these include:

  • fees of any description e.g. tuition, exam/registration, halls of residence
  • library books or fines
  • materials or equipment debts
  • loans from hardship or welfare funds that are unpaid. 

Lost certificates

Should you lose your certificate and need a replacement contact the Awards Team to seek a replacement.

An administrative charge will be made so please look after your certificate as you will need it for job/visa applications and entry for higher qualifications.