Graduation Ceremonies

The ceremonial element of the graduation has been moved to early 2021 and will commence on Tuesday 23 February 2021 to Friday 26 February 2021.

This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to graduate on time this July (July 2020).

Assessment Boards will take place as planned ensuring that no student eligible to graduate in July 2020 is disadvantaged.

Will the postponement of the ceremony in July 2020 prevent me from graduating/receiving my certificate?

You do not have to wait until a graduation ceremony to receive your qualification.

The Degree Congregation is the ceremonial element to your studies. Awards will still be confirmed following a final Assessment Board and it is anticipated that certificates for successful graduates will be posted out (where possible) up to 8 weeks after the Board.

This means that you will graduate as planned in July (but without a ceremony), and in February 2021 you will have the opportunity to celebrate your success at a graduation ceremony.

The graduation ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 23rd February 2021 until Friday 26th February 2021, at the Town Hall (Albert Halls) in Bolton

What if I can't attend the rearranged ceremony due to work, travel or family commitments?

Graduands who are unable to attend in February 2021 should request a deferment and send proof to graduation@bolton.ac.uk of a holiday or work commitments and request deferment to 2021.

The request must be made prior to the date of your rescheduled graduation ceremony.

On what date will my School graduation ceremony be held?

You will shortly receive a notification message giving you the specific date on which your School will graduate in February 2021.

I'm an overseas student - what do I do about pre booked travel arrangements for family members etc. (for example, visas, flights, accommodation etc)?

If you decided to make arrangements prior to receiving your official invitation (for the July 2020 ceremonies which are now postponed) then the University of Bolton recommends that you contact your carrier provider in relation to the cancellation or rearrangement of your bookings. You will appreciate that the University cannot advise on individual circumstances nor can it comment on the refund policies of third parties in circumstances such as this.

Please note that the University will not be liable for any flights or accommodation, or for any and all other direct or indirect costs or losses incurred as a result of the University postponing the July 2020 graduation ceremonies.

Who should I contact if I have further questions about graduation?

Please email: graduation@bolton.ac.uk quoting your student number.

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