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Certificate and Non Attendance

You need to inform the University if you are not attending so that arrangements can be made to send your certificate to you without delay following your ceremony.

How do I inform the University that I am not attending?

You can inform the University that you do not plan to attend your ceremony by completing your eVision Invitation Task.To respond to the task in eVision you will need your student ID number (printed on ID card) and then:

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your username (your username is your student ID number without the /1, /2 etc).

  3. Enter your eVision student portal password (or follow the on-screen instructions if you have forgotten your password).

  4. Look at the menu bar at the top of the screen and click on “my Graduation”.

When will I receive my certificate if I do not attend Graduation?

When you view your award in eVision you are able to see when your award is due to be conferred and from what date your certificate will be available.

Please make sure that if you wish to have your certificate posted to you, that you make the appropriate request via eVision when you view your award. In order to make arrangements for the dispatch of your certificate you will need to complete an eVision task which is available in the “my Course> View Award” tabs. If you have any problems logging in to your eVision account then please contact our student centre via email; or by phone on; +44 (0)1895 268268 and they will be able to assist you.

Our UK mail is sent via 2nd class delivery and international mail is centrally dispatched via DHL.
We are not able to provide tracking numbers for posted certificates.

If you do not request your certificate via eVision it will not be automatically produced.

Can I still attend Graduation if I have received my certificate?

You are still able to attend Graduation even if you have already received your certificate but you must respond via your eVision task to inform the University that you wish to attend your ceremony.

I cannot attend and would like to defer to the next available ceremony?

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.

For those whose Graduation was cancelled due to COVID restrictions, you may defer your ceremony attendance for up to 5 years.