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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.

Update on Graduation 2020

This year’s graduation ceremonies were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we're currently working on plans to host ceremony days at the Royal Festival Hall as follows:

  • Postgraduate students on Thursday 26 November 2020
  • Undergraduate students on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 January 2021.

At this stage the dates are provisional and we cannot yet confirm detailed arrangements. The safety and wellbeing of our graduates, friends, families and staff will continue to be our primary concern. We will adhere closely to the advice provided at that time by the UK government on holding large gatherings. If social distancing measures are still in place, we may need to run the ceremonies very differently and this may mean we are able to offer a smaller number of guest seats than would normally be available at the Royal Festival Hall. Please don’t make any travel plans for guests at this stage.

Please check back for more updates and keep an eye out for emails.

We hope you will be able to join us at the rescheduled graduation events. For those of you who are unable to be in London at that time, we will find alternative ways to celebrate your achievements.

Graduates holding flowers and posing for a picture

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

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 certificates at present.