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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 big event with your family and friends.

Update on Graduation 2020

We were hoping to hold our belated 2020 graduation ceremonies later this year. We have now been informed by the Royal Festival Hall, where our ceremonies take place, that they are unable to host our events due to the continuing coronavirus situation. The ongoing constraints in the UK on the number of people allowed to congregate mean that looking for an alternative venue is not a viable option.

We are therefore reluctantly cancelling the ceremonies this year. We are very disappointed not to be able to offer the usual graduation experience to our 2020 graduates but we are hoping to host a dedicated ceremony for them next year, assuming restrictions have lifted and we are able to run our traditional programme of graduation events. We recognise that not everyone will be able to attend but we will send out dates as soon as the position becomes clearer.

In the meantime, the UAL Big Futures package has been developed to support you as you move on from your study at UAL.

(Updated 19 October 2020)

Certificates update

We have now posted all 2020 certificates to the permanent addresses held on our system. If you haven't received yours, please contact awards@arts.ac.uk and put '2020 Certificate' in the title of the email.

(Updated 19th October 2020)

  • 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.