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Virtual graduation ceremonies: Summer 2021

A graphic design image of a reclining cat in a pink and white interior
A graphic design image of a reclining cat in a pink and white interior
Cats and interiors by India Tuersley, UAL Graduate Showcase.
Written by
Josh Hargreaves
Published date
11 June 2021

We are thrilled to be hosting a virtual graduation 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 exciting ways for you to get involved and be part of this virtual celebration.

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 and Teaching and Learning Exchange 
9.45am - 11am (BST)

Camberwell College of Arts and Creative Computing Institute 
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, 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

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.

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.