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Before Graduation

 Summer Graduation 2023 will be held on Campus in Uxbridge.

What do I need to do before my Graduation?

The invitation will be in the form of an eVision task. It is important to the University that you reply even if you do not wish to attend.

The Graduation eVision task allowing you to accept or decline our invitation will be available from the week commencing 20 February 2023. If the 'my Graduation' tab is not available in your eVision account, please visit Brunel Help (unless you are a Doctoral Research student who will only be invited upon successful submission of thesis to the library).

Invitations are sent out in advance of your anticipated award and attendance at Graduation and is conditional upon you being cleared by the University to attend the Ceremony, for further information about this click here.

Do remember that, until the Board of Examiners has met and agreed your award, you have not been cleared to attend. We recommend that you make yourself aware of when your results are due to be released by looking in eVision, and keep an eye out for an email in on or after 22 June, which will confirm that you have been cleared to attend.

Can I change my mind about attending Graduation?

Yes. You can edit your response within the eVision graduation task until the deadline of 21 June 2023. If you do not complete this task by the deadline you may not be able to attend your Graduation ceremony.

However, the task will still be available to edit until the day before your ceremony should your circumstances change after this date. Be aware that any changes made after the deadline may impact your day’s arrangements.

Deferral requests are granted in exceptional circumstances and if you wish to defer to the next available ceremony please email with a short description and reason for requesting deferral; students will be informed of the decision as soon as possible.

Will my name appear in the printed programme?

Your name will appear, in full, in the graduation programme under the award you have received. Graduation ceremonies are an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all students and individual classifications are not shown. Names are listed under the award and programme in alphabetical order.

Names will be printed in the programme for all eligible awards, whether attending graduation or not. If you would like your name to be removed please email with a subject heading of 'Removal from Printed Programme' by the 27 June 2023.

What will happen if I don't reply?

If you do not reply to your Graduation Invitation Task and want to attend your ceremony, it will not be possible to accommodate you on the day as you will not be allocated a seat in the ceremony and your certificate will not be produced for you to collect.

Without replying to the invitation you are not able to request any guest tickets.

Why do I need to hire a gown?

If you are attending your ceremony you must wear an official gown of the University representing your academic achievement.

University gowns are provided by YourGraduation. For information on how to hire or buy your gown please visit the Gowns and Dress Code section of the website and there is a deadline of 25 June 2023 to secure your gown order.

YourGraduation offer gowns, hoods and hats suitable for any one with special requirements. These can include wheelchair or stick users, graduates in late stages of pregnancy, graduates on the autistic spectrum or anything else visible or invisible you would like us to bear in mind when preparing your gown for you. If this applies to you, please let YourGraduation know your requirements when ordering.

What if I have met the threshold for an ordinary degree and not yet been awarded?

You are welcome and eligible to attend your ceremony and this will be confirmed by an email being sent to you.

For more information click here.

Do I have to pay for my guest tickets before my ceremony?

Graduation is a popular event; the ceremony venue has a fixed limit on the number of seats, so we are only able to guarantee up to 2 free guest tickets per graduating student providing these have been requested via the Graduation eVision task.

We allocate students as many tickets as we are able to based upon ceremony demand and venue capacity. Any tickets allocated in addition to the 2 free guest tickets are charged at £26 each and must be paid for before the following deadlines:

  • 1st Window - Additional tickets allocated in the first window must be paid for by 10am on Monday 3 July 2023.

  • 2nd Window - Additional tickets must be paid for by 10am Thursday 13 July 2023.

Allocated tickets not paid for before the deadlines will be removed from your account. If there are any additional available tickets, they will be sold at ceremony on a first come, first served basis.

For further information please visit the Guest & Tickets section of the website.

Visa Requirements

When completing the Graduation Task, you will be asked whether you or your guest(s) require a visa to visit the UK to attend your Graduation Ceremony. If you will be applying for a visitor visa, you will be able to request a letter via the Graduation Task in eVision that can either posted, emailed or collected from the Student Centre.

Please note when you are requesting this letter for your guest(s), you will need to supply the details of their full names (as per their passport) and their relationship to you. This letter should be submitted alongside the visa applications.

For further information regarding visas to visit the UK, please refer to the UK Visas and immigration website