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 2023 ceremony dates

We're pleased to announce dates for BCU graduation ceremonies this winter at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Please see below for the list of ceremony dates and times for your School or Institute.

Thursday 5 January, 10am School of Education and Social Work
Thursday 5 January, 2pm School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Health Sciences
Defence School of Healthcare Studies
Thursday 5 January, 6pm School of Law
School of Social Sciences
Friday 6 January, 10am Birmingham City Business School
Friday 6 January, 2pm Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
Friday 6 January, 6pm Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

It's time to reserve your place and get ready to celebrate!

To receive an invitation and be eligible to attend, you either must have already received your award or your award must be confirmed by your school by Friday 25 November 2022. If your award has not been confirmed by this date, your invitation will be withdrawn, and you will be invited to a future ceremony subject to you receiving your award in the future.

Invitation emails will be sent in early November and will contain all the information about how to register your attendance via the BCU mySRS portal, which can also be accessed here under the ‘Awards’ tab - it will take about five minutes to complete. A confirmation receipt will be sent to your preferred email account upon completion.

You MUST have registered by Monday 21 November 2022, 10am to attend these ceremonies.

We advise that you register online as soon as possible and advise you to check the email address we hold for you is still current as we will be sending you further information about the ceremonies once you have registered.

If you are unable to attend the award ceremony or wish to defer your attendance, you should still complete the registration process as above indicating that are not able to attend. Please note, you can only request to defer your attendance on two occasions.

If you do not receive a receipt email within 48 hours, please email us at with your student ID number, as this may mean your registration has not been processed correctly. 

If you think you should have received an invitation, please email us at with your student ID number and we will check your record and advise accordingly.

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.