As you are aware from our previous update, the 2020 graduation ceremonies which were due to take place in September have been rescheduled because of uncertainty around continuing social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graduations are a significant and cherished milestone celebration for our students, together with their peers and their families, and we want to emphasise that we remain committed to holding physical ceremonies as soon as we are able and we have given you our assurances that they will not be cancelled. As Government guidance is made available on when and how restrictions on mass gatherings are going to be altered, we will provide more details about the timing and format of ceremonies that can happen this year or whether they will need to be further postponed.
We have been liaising with our partner organisation, the Grand Theatre, to find suitable dates that can accommodate the ceremonies but unfortunately availability is extremely limited as they also make efforts to try to recover their business activity and find new ways of working.
To this end we have managed to secure dates which are suitable for both parties and the postponed ceremonies are scheduled to take place at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton this summer from Monday 5th until Friday 9th July and from Monday 12th until Friday 16th July 2021.
Students may request their certificates in advance of the ceremony by visiting the graduation page on their e:Vision account or by completing the Original Certificate Application Form (Word doc 1,236k).
We realise that this is disappointing news for graduands who were due to attend ceremonies in 2020, but we do thank you for your patience and your understanding. Do keep in touch with us through our Alumni team and you can find out more about your graduation ceremonies closer to the time on these pages.
Postponement of September 2020 graduation
The University of Wolverhampton has decided to postpone the September 2020 graduation ceremonies due to anticipated social distancing requirements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain committed to holding physical ceremonies and have re-scheduled these for summer 2021.
The University is monitoring and following Government guidance in light of the current Covid-19 situation, and will be reviewing plans around graduation ceremonies in the context of the current and possible future public health restrictions.
Ceremonies are scheduled to take place between 5th and 17th July 2021 for students who have had their award conferred by 28th February 2021.
Ceremonies are scheduled to take place between 9th and 17th September 2021.
Celebrate your achievements with family and friends at a University of Wolverhampton graduation ceremony.
How to Apply
Graduation applications (including purchasing tickets) are managed via students' e:Vision account.
All guest tickets must be purchased via the graduation page of e:Vision. Guest tickets are £20 each, including tickets for children. Children under the age of 3 may sit on a guest's lap, but will require a babes in arms ticket which will be charged at £3.
All graduates must wear smart attire to their ceremony. Students not wearing the correct academic gown will not be presented for their award.
Students should order their gown from Ede and Ravenscroft.
The University's official photographer offers portrait and presentation photography services at graduation. Visit H Tempest's website for more information.
Digital photos are taken of each finalist as they are presented with their award. These can be purchased immediately after the ceremony.
You can also view and purchase your graduation portraits online. Just visit Tempest Photography.
Please use the University's Official Appointed Graduation Photography Service
The University has appointed Tempest Photography as its official Graduation Photography service. Please be aware that other photographers may approach you. They may even try to persuade you that they are official. They are not. Should any other supplier approach you offering photography services, please understand that they do so without the approval, authorisation or consent of your University and and the standards of the service they offer cannot be assured. Any commission the University obtains through its contract with Tempest Photography is re-invested into enhancing the student experience. If you choose to take up their alternative service, you risk using a supplier with;
- no permission to use the University crest
- No foil-blocking on mounts
- Limited product range
- Poor after-sales service
- Flawed studio set-up
- Negligible or no industry qualifications
- Inferior equipment, paper and mounts
- Environmentally unsound processes
For peace of mind and to ensure your day and your achievement are commemorated in the way they deserve to by, choose Tempest Photography.
- Official University Crest - foil-blocked onto mounts
- Studio Photography - Qualified portrait photographers
- Ceremony Photography - You receiving your award
- Environmental Policy - fully vetted by your University
- Technology - The most advanced digital laboratory in Europe
- Products - Matchless range of high-quality packs and frames
- After-sales - Always somebody ready to take your call
- Special Offers - Free mini-prints
All the information that you need to ensure that your day runs smoothly will be available here.
Due to the COVID-19 implications this year's Graduation Ball has been cancelled. Should it be rescheduled for a later date all students will be informed via University email. Those who have already purchased tickets will automatically recieve a full refund.
If you need to contact a member of staff please log any questions regarding graduation on the Evision Helpdesk via your Evision account on the current students webpage.
Once you graduate you become alumni of the University of Wolverhampton and members of the Alumni Association.
Our Alumni Association community is more than 140,000 graduates strong from over 130 countires worldwide.
It's like the Students' Union for you after graduation, here to support you for life, both professionally and socially, including professional networking, career support, invitation to professional and social events, and providing help organising reunions.
Also, there is a host of ways in which you can give back and support your alma mater, whether it be by becoming a mentor, providing a class talk to current students, writing a career case study, and more.
Tell is the best way to stay in touch - visit your Alumni Association!