Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation is a really important and highly valued occasion at the University of Wolverhampton. It enables us to celebrate the achievements of our students with their families, friends and lecturers and it is always a special time for our whole community.  As promised to our students, the University will hold a full and proper in person ceremony for every graduate who wishes to celebrate their achievement with us, and we look forward to seeing everyone there. 

For students who completed their studies in 2021 (Class of 2021) - ceremonies have been scheduled to take place from Monday 18 July to Tuesday 26 July 2022, at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.

For students completing their award this year (with an award conferred by end July 2022) ceremonies will take place from Monday 5 September to Saturday 10 September 2022.  Applications for these ceremonies will open mid-June.  

We also wanted to reassure students that they will be able to apply for jobs before attending a graduation ceremony.  Students may request their certificates in advance of the ceremony by visiting the graduation page on their e:Vision account or by visiting estore.

Students will receive communications about graduation via their preferred email address. All students will receive an individual email notifying them when their ceremony is and inviting them to book to attend. 

 July 2022

Ceremonies will take place from Monday 18 July - Tuesday 26 July 2022 at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton for all students who have an award date of 2021.

Please find the schedule of ceremonies below. Exact times of the ceremonies will be published once graduation invitations have closed and students will recieve an email with this information. Students may now apply to attend their ceremony via the graduation page on e:Vision.

 

Date School/InstituteCourses including;
Mon 18 Jul Schools of Art, Humanities, Media and Performing Arts Animation, Computer Games, Creative and Professional Writing, Dance, Design and Applied Arts, Digital and Visual Communications, Drama, English, English Language, Fashion, Film, Fine Art, Glass, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Linguistics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Religious Studies, Sikh Studies, Textiles, Visual Communications
Tue 19 Jul Wolverhampton Law School, and School of Social, Historical and Political Studies and students from the Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences that have studied at overseas partner colleges Armed Forces, Joint Law awards, Common Professional Examination, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Deaf Studies, History joint awards,  international Corporate and Financial Law, Interpreting, Law, Legal Practice, Policing, Politics joint awards, Professional Practice, Social Policy, Sociology, War Studies
Wed 20 Jul Wolverhampton Business School Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Economics, Event and Venue Management, Finance, Hospitality, Human Resource Management, International Business Management, Leadership, Marketing, Medical Education, Tourism
Thu 21 Jul Institute of Health Advanced Clinical Practice, All Nursing  and Midwifery awards, Emergency Planning Resilience and Response Emergency Practitioner, Health Studies, Health and Wellbeing and Health joint awards, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Public Health.
Fri 22 Jul Institute of Society and Community, Institute of Human Sciences, Joint awards from Institute of Education Counselling Psychology, Cyberpsychology, Early Childhood Studies, Early Years Services, Education Studies, Exercise,  Forensic and Investigative Psychology, Health, Mental Health Practice, Physical Education Psychology, Social Care, Social Work, Sport, Sports Coaching, Supporting Children in Primary Education. Joint awards in Childhood and Family Studies, Disability and Inclusion, Social Policy,Special Educational Needs.
Sat 23 Jul Institute of Education Academic Practice in Higher Education, Postgraduate and Research Awards in Education, Education (Special Needs and Inclusion) Online National Centre (SERCO), Initial Teacher Training, Post Compulsory Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education
Mon 25 Jul Schools of Engineering and Mathematics and Computing Advanced Technology Management, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Computing, Computing and Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Motorsport Engineering, Physics,Technology for Translation and Interpreting, Web and Mobile Application Development, Wireless Communications
Tue 26 Jul Schools of Architecture and the Built Environment, Pharmacy, Sciences and Medicine and Clinical Practice Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation, Applied Biomedical Science, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Architectural Design, Architectural Design Technology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science (incl bracketed titles), Building Control Surveyor (Degree Apprenticeship), Building Studies, Built Environment - Higher Apprenticeship, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Civil and Transportation Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Construction Management, Construction Project Management, Environmental Health, Fire Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change, Healthcare Science (Biomedical Science), Medical Physiology and Diagnostics, Medical Science, Oil and Gas Management, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacy, Prescribing Studies, Quantity Surveying, Wildlife Conservation

 

 

September 2022

Ceremonies will take place From Monday 5 - Saturday 10 September 2022 for students expected to achieve an award between 1 January and the end of July 2022.

 

Celebrate your achievements with family and friends at a University of Wolverhampton graduation ceremony.

How to Apply

Applications for the July ceremony have now closed. 

Graduation applications (including purchasing guest tickets and applying for visa letters) are managed via the graduation page on students' eVision accounts. Please ensure you can access e:Vision. (If you need help gaining access you should email evisionsupport@wlv.ac.uk with the following information; name at time of study, date of birth, course studied, and year of completion).

Students who miss the deadline will be able to attend the next available ceremony (September 2022). They should log a helpdesk call on eVision if they wish to be invited to the September ceremony.

Students may attend a ceremony up to 2 years after their scheduled ceremony date, and should log a helpdesk call if they cannot see their graduation invitation on e:Vision. 

Due to a technical issue invitations for the September ceremonies have been delayed, but should be available by the end of June.   

Guest tickets

Initally all students will be able to purchase 2 guest tickets, which must be purchased via the graduation page on e:Vision, there is no free allocation.  Graduates do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves.

  • Guest tickets are £20 each, including tickets for children over the age of 3. 
  • Children under the age of 3 must sit on a guest's lap, and will require a babes in arms ticket which will be charged at £3. 

Guest ticket sales will close on Friday 10th June. 

 

All graduates must wear smart attire to their ceremony.  Graduates not wearing the correct academic gown will not be presented for their award.  Gown hire is now open; deadline for gown booking is Friday 24th June

 

Photography

The University's official photographer offers portrait and presentation photography services at graduation. Visit H Tempest's website for more information.

Presentation photos

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

As a souvenir of your time spent at Wolverhampton, we have a selection of gifts - both decorative and practical - available to purchase through our GoShop store.

Where to buy

Online: All gifts and souvenirs, are available to buy online through our e-store GoShop.

 

Please refer to the Graduation - Essential Information for Students and Guests for what to do on the day of your ceremony.

Please be aware that the graduation ceremonies planned for 2022 may be subject to cancellation or amendment at short notice due to changes to local or national Covid-19 restrictions applied by the Government. Therefore we recommend that you do not make any non-refundable travel bookings and advise that you are responsible for all bookings made. If we have to postpone or cancel the ceremonies, students will be informed by email as early as possible, and these web pages will be kept up to date with the latest information. 

Students will be able to order visa request letters for themselves and/or their guests, via the graduation page on e:Vision, after they have confirmed their attendance.

Take a look at our Interactive map.

If travelling by bus or train you will find that the Grand Theatre is walking distance from both stations. Bus routes can be found via the National Express and Train routes can be found via National Rail Enquiries.

If travelling from overseas you should check the latest advice for travellers

Once you graduate you become alumni of the University of Wolverhampton and members of the Alumni Association.

Our alumni 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 talk, writing a career case study, and more. 

Visit the Alumni webpage to discover more.

Also, look out for your free graduation gift from us! If you consented to be filmed during graduation you will receive a free video clip of your graduation ceremony stage walk - this will be sent to you via email in the days following your ceremony and you can then share this via phone and social media with your family and friends, plus keep as a souvenier of your special day.

If you would like to get in touch with us you may do so at graduates@wlv.ac.uk

 

 

  1. Celebrate with family and friends - remember to tag the alumni social media channels into your photos!
  2. View University photos from your graduation day here
  3. Update your contact details with the University so that we can stay in touch and support you - update form

Make sure to look out for your free graduation gift from us! If you consented to be filmed during graduation you will receive a free video clip of your graduation ceremony stage walk - this will be sent to you via email in the days following your ceremony and you can then share this via phone and social media with your family and friends, plus keep as a souvenier of your special day.

As new members, remember to tag your Alumni Association into any social media posts!

#WLVGrad.