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Last updated: 09 Aug 2021 9:33am

Future ceremonies

Forthcoming graduation ceremony dates

For those affected by the July 2020 postponement, we are delighted to confirm these ceremonies will now go ahead on Monday 11th October - Wednesday 13th October 2021 at the Barbican Centre.

October 2021 Ceremonies are as follows:

Monday 11 October  10:00

Bayes Undergraduate Programmes

Monday 11 October  14:00
Bayes Centre for Charity Effectiveness
Bayes MBA Programmes
Bayes Specialist Masters Programme
Bayes Research
SHS Centre for Food Policy
SHS Division of Language & Communication Science
SHS Midwifery
SHS Nursing
SHS Division of Optometry & Visual Sciences
SHS Division of Health Services Research & Management

Tuesday 12 October  10:00
SASS Department of English
SASS Department of International Politics
SASS Department of Journalism
SASS Department of Music
SASS School of Arts & Social Sciences
UAC Learning Enhancement & Development
UAC Arts Education Schools
UAC Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Tuesday 12 October  14:00

SASS Department of Economics
SASS Department of Psychology
SASS Department of Sociology

Wednesday 13 October 10:00

SMCSE Civil Engineering
SMCSE Department of Computer Science
SMCSE Electrical and Electronic Engineering
SMCSE Library & Information Science
SMCSE Department of Mathematics
SMCSE Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

Wednesday 13 October  14:00
CLS Academic Programmes
CLS Professional Programmes

Register for your graduation

All eligible students have now been sent their invitation to register for the ceremonies. Please follow the instruction in the email invitation on how to register and book your gown.
If you have not received an email in that time and believe you should have been invited to register for a ceremony, please email us. (please note, these ceremonies are for those affected by the July 2020 postponement).

Buy tickets for your physical graduation

Graduands are admitted to the ceremony free of charge. We offer each graduand the opportunity to purchase a maximum of two guest tickets at a cost of £25 per ticket - this includes a post-ceremony reception for all guests and new graduates.

Visas for you and your guests for physical graduation

You may need to apply for a visa to return to the UK to attend your ceremony, so here is some practical advice to help you.

If you have a Student visa that expires before the date of your graduation, you must return to your home country before it expires and return to the UK on a tourist visa.

If you change the type of visa you have before graduation, for example if you get a job here, then you will no longer be bound by the Student visa regulations, but subject to the rules of your new visa you may be able to attend graduation.

Your guests may need a visas to come to your graduation and information about Visitor visas for family is available on the City website.

Our venue

The venue for City, University of London's graduation ceremonies is The Barbican Centre, on Silk Street in the City of London.

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts venue and is located between Barbican and Moorgate underground stations, and close to Liverpool Street and Farringdon railway stations.

Further information on the venue can be found on the Barbican Centre website.

What to wear at graduation

Graduates are expected to wear the appropriate academic dress.

Read our guide on how to select and order the correct gown, hood and cap for your graduation.


Terms and conditions for those attending graduation.