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Graduation

Graduates in their gowns throwing their hats in the air

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

Graduation ceremonies

In July, we are hosting virtual graduations so you can graduate from UAL in style. Unfortunately, we are not able to hold in-person ceremonies for the class of 2021 due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions at the Royal Festival Hall, uncertainty around travel and the easing of other UK government measures.

There will be many ways for you to get involved and be part of this virtual celebration.

We’ll be in touch with more information and how to access your virtual graduation ceremony shortly, but for now, save the date in your diaries.

Virtual graduation ceremony

We are working with a creative agency to provide an occasion to remember, accessible from anywhere in the world. There is no limit to the number of guests you can bring along and if you can’t tune in live, you can watch on-demand.

Many of the traditional elements of the physical ceremony will be there, plus specially created films, guest appearances - including Chancellor Grayson Perry, an interactive photo booth, links to the array of resources available to you as a graduate and opportunities to buy UAL merchandise.

The virtual graduation platform will also showcase galleries of student work. For the chance to have your artwork featured on the platform, remember to upload to this year’s Graduate Showcase.

Virtual ceremony dates and times:

Monday 19 July

Chelsea College of Arts

Teaching and Learning Exchange

9.45am - 11am (BST)

Camberwell College of Arts

Creative Computing Insitute

12.45pm - 2pm (BST)

Wimbledon College of Arts

3.15pm - 4.30pm (BST)


Tuesday 20 July

London College of Fashion - Fashion Business School

9.45am – 11am (BST)

London College of Fashion - School of Media and Communication

12.45pm - 2pm (BST)

London College of Fashion - School of Design Technology

3.15pm - 4.30pm (BST)


Wednesday 21 July

Central Saint Martins - Graphic Communication Design programme,  Spatial Practices programme and Culture and Enterprise programme

9.45am -11am (BST)

Central Saint Martins - Art Programme and Performance programme

12.45pm - 2pm (BST)

Central Saint Martins - Fashion programme, Jewellery, Textiles and Materials programme and Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design programme

3.15pm 4:30pm (BST)


Thursday 22 July

London College of Communication - Design School

9.45am -11am (BST)

London College of Communication - Screen School

12.45pm - 2pm (BST)

London College of Communication - Media School

3.15pm - 4.30pm (BST)

Future in-person ceremonies for class of 2020 and 2021

Students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be able to book and attend a future in-person graduation ceremony.

This offer will be open for the next 5 years and we will share more information on how you can get involved in due course.

Receiving your certificate

Results released between December 2020 and March 2021

All certificates have now been posted to the permanent addresses held on our system. Royal Mail advises that delivery times are 10 working days (UK), 20 working days (Europe) and 25 working days (Worldwide).

Results released summer 2021

We will be arranging collection days in late July for students who are in London at that point. We will post certificates to all other students.

We have introduced a new field on your student portal in SITS called “Certificate Address”. It is important you check this address is correct as soon as possible because we shall be sending certificates to this address for those who are unable to collect theirs in person.

Contact us

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

If you have graduated already and need information about your certificate, please email awards@arts.ac.uk and include your student id. Please note, that at this current time, we are not able to issue any hard copy documentation and we cannot issue any replacement certificates at present.

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