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Graduation

Welcome to your graduation guide! Here you can find the information you'll need to attend and celebrate this big event with your family and friends.

Cancellation of Graduation 2020

Due to the current coronavirus situation, UAL has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel our July graduation ceremonies. The decision has been made for these reasons:

  • To give final year students more weeks in the summer term to complete your studies. Our main purpose is to continue teaching you, so you can complete your course.
  • Most governments have, or will, put in place travel restrictions, which will prevent students returning to UAL for the summer term. Our urgent task is to adapt the way we teach and assess your remaining units so we can continue to teach you wherever you are. We want to make sure that no student is penalised for not being in London.
  • The UK government has banned large public gatherings for the foreseeable future. It is entirely possible that this ban may still be in place in July, so it is currently impossible to guarantee we can host any major events over the summer months.

    We appreciate that your friends and families may have made plans to attend the events in July, so please ask them to cancel their arrangements and pass on our sincerest apologies. We hope to be able to rearrange a celebration for our graduates at a later date once the impact of the virus on our activities become clearer. We will keep you informed of next steps by email.

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Relive the moment

Watch the #UALGrads 2019 videos including interviews with our students, our honorees and our Chancellor, Grayson Perry.

Group of portraits of UAL honoraries 2019

Honorary Awards

Learn more about the 15 world-leading creative figures who'll be recognised for their outstanding contributions to the creative industries.

Contact us

Looked through our guide but still not sure about something? Please contact: graduation@arts.ac.uk