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Graduation Ceremonies

Your graduation ceremony marks the end of an era, but also celebrates new beginnings as you embark on your career or continue with more in-depth study.

Symphony Hall during graduation ceremony

Our next set of in-person graduation ceremonies are being held from 5 to 11 January 2022 at Symphony Hall in Birmingham. We're looking forward to welcoming graduates with their guests to celebrate achievements with classmates and BCU staff. 

Invitations will be sent to:

  • All those who were awarded between December 2019 and July 2021
  • Students who are due to graduate in January 2022

We are very excited to be able to host January 2022 award ceremonies in person and we anticipate these to be busy events. Therefore, we advise that you complete your online registration as soon as you can to avoid disappointment due to venue capacity.

Please be advised that we will stagger sending graduation ceremony invitations for specific graduation ceremonies depending on your School and Course. This means you may receive your invitation on a different date to your friends on other courses. If you feel you should’ve received your invitation, please log an iASK enquiry.

Graduation dates and times

The award ceremony dates for each Faculty are listed below:

 
Wednesday 5 January 2022
Business, Law and Social Sciences (Birmingham City Business School)
CeremonyDateTimeSubject
BLSS – Birmingham City Business School
Departments of Accounting, Finance and Economics and Strategy, Management and Marketing
Wednesday 5 January 10 - 11.30am Accountancy, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Insurance and Risk Management, MSc Management
BLSS - Birmingham City Business School
Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing
Wednesday 5 January 2 - 3.30pm Business, Marketing
BLSS - Birmingham City Business School
Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing
Wednesday 5 January 6 - 7.30pm Management
 
Thursday 6 January
Business, Law and Social Sciences (Law School, School of Social Sciences) and Arts, Design and Media (Architecture and Design)
CeremonyDateTimeSubject
BLSS – School of Law Thursday 6 January 10 - 11.30am Law
BLSS – School of Social Sciences Thursday 6 January 2 - 3.30pm Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Policing
ADM – Birmingham School of Architecture and Design Thursday 6 January 6 - 7.30pm Architecture and Design
 
Friday 7 January
Health, Education and Life Sciences (Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences, Defence and Social Work)
CeremonyDateTimeSubject
HELS – School of Nursing and Midwifery Friday 7 January 10 - 11.30am Nursing
HELS – School of Health Sciences Friday 7 January 2 - 3.30pm Health Sciences, ODP and Paramedic Science, Sport and Exercise, Therapies, Public Health
HELS – School of Nursing and Midwifery, Defence School of Healthcare Education, School of Education and Social Work Friday 7 January 6 - 7.30pm Midwifery, Defence School, Social work, Radiography, Pre-qualifying practice, Post-qualifying practice
 
Saturday 8 January
Health, Education and Life Sciences (Education)
CeremonyDateTimeSubject
HELS - School of Education Saturday 8 January 10 - 11.30am Education
HELS - School of Education Saturday 8 January 2 - 3.30pm Education
HELS - School of Education Saturday 8 January 6 - 7.30pm Education
 
Monday 10 January
Arts, Design and Media (Creative Arts, Media and English, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles)
CeremonyDateTimeSubject
ADM - Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts Monday 10 January 10 - 11.30am Creative Arts
ADM - Birmingham Institute of Media and English, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Monday 10 January 2 - 3.30pm Media, English, Music, Acting, Stage Management, Composition, Conducting, Vocal Performance
ADM - Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles Monday 10 January 6 - 7.30pm Jewellery, Horology, Fashion Design, Brand Management, Business and Promotion, Textiles
 
Tuesday 11 January
Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
CeremonyDateTimeSubject
CEBE – School of Computing and Digital Technology Tuesday 11 January 10 - 11.30am Computing and Digital Technology
CEBE – Centre for Built Environment Tuesday 11 January 2 - 3.30pm Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Property Development and Planning, Real Estate Management, Built and Natural Environments, Panning
CEBE – School of Engineering and the Built Environment Tuesday 11 January 6 - 7.30pm Construction, Engineering, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Graduation Scheduling

The scheduling of in-person graduation ceremonies are based on your course of study and the number of graduate and guest seats available in the venue.  Whilst every effort is made to reserve and maintain your place in the live ceremony to which you were invited, we may sometimes have to re-allocate you to another ceremony on a different date or time; for example, if student registration unexpectedly exceeds capacity.  

Cancellation and Refunds

In the event of the Birmingham City University’s graduation ceremonies being cancelled, delayed, prevented, hindered or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the University, including (but not limited to): fire; explosion; terrorist act (or threat of a terrorist act); act of God; crisis situations; pandemic; epidemic; industrial action or dispute involving the University or the venue(s) at which the ceremonies are due to be held, the University will not be liable for any losses direct or otherwise incurred by students or their guests. Graduates and their guests should ensure they have sufficient insurance protection to cover any losses they may incur as a result of postponement or cancellation of the ceremonies. The University will endeavour to maintain accurate information on its website and regular communications with the attending students.

Make sure you're Graduation ready with our ceremony checklist.

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Your questions answered

Check out our FAQs if you have any further queries about reserving your place, gowning, tickets and more..

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