Graduation ceremonies

Graduation dates and registration

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.

Winter 2024 ceremony dates

BCU graduation ceremonies in January 2024 will take place at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Invitations emails are due to be sent by the end of October 2023

Ceremony DateSchool

Wednesday 3 January, 9.30am

School of Education and Social Work

Departments of:
Professional Development, Research and Enterprise
Secondary and Post Compulsory Education
Social Work

Wednesday 3 January, 1.30pm

School of Education and Social Work

Departments of:
Childhood, Youth and Community
Early Years and Primary Education
Primary Education and Early Years

Wednesday 3 January, 5.30pm

School of Health Sciences

Thursday 4 January, 9.30am

Defence School of Healthcare Education

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Thursday 4 January, 1.30pm

Business School

Thursday 4 January, 5.30pm

School of Social Sciences

School of Law

Friday 5 January, 9.30am

Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts

Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles

Birmingham Institute of Media and English

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Friday 5 January, 1.30pm

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

School of Computing and Digital Technology

Graduation scheduling

The scheduling of your graduation ceremony will be based on your course of study and the number of graduate and guest seats available in the Symphony Hall. Whilst every effort is made to reserve and maintain your place in the 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.


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. Graduands and their guests should ensure they have sufficient insurance protection to cover any losses they may incur because 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.