Verification of studies

Verification services are provided for students who have either completed part of or all of their course. They confirm your course title, study dates, award obtained and classification.

Current students

If you are currently studying and are yet to receive your award, the following letters can be requested directly via the MySRS portal by selecting ‘Request Formal Letter’ on the home page:

  • Council Tax Exemption certificate (this letter is only available if you are a full-time student without any outstanding financial balances on your record)
  • Proof of Enrolment letter
  • Proof of Enrolment with Modules Studied letter
  • Proof of Enrolment for Bank/Visa Support letter

All letters will be emailed as an attachment to your BCU email address. For any other information about your course, please contact your Faculty Student Centre.

Recent graduates

Both former students and/or recent graduates can receive a verification of study letter which will contain the following information (where available):

  • Student number
  • Student name (as enrolled)
  • Date of birth
  • Study start and end dates
  • Course title, award title and classification (if applicable)

For graduates awarded within the last 12 months, this letter can be requested directly via the MySRS portal by selecting 'Award' from the Graduation tab. This will be emailed as an attachment to your BCU and personal email addresses.

If you require more detailed information to be confirmed, such as working hours, placement information or a character reference by someone who knows you personally, we will be required to get in touch with your Faculty Student Centre as the Student Lifecyle team does not have access to this level of information. This may delay our ability to complete a request within 10 working days. Please be aware that bespoke letter requests may not always be possible to accommodate.

Where graduates no longer have access to MySRS, please contact and include the following information:

  • Full name (as recorded when you were enrolled)
  • Date of birth
  • Student ID number (if known)
  • Course studied
  • Date course was completed
  • Proof of ID to verify your request

Former students

If you graduated before 2011, we are unable to provide a degree transcript as detailed module information is unavailable from this time. We are able to provide you with a verification letter which will confirm the course studied and award obtained (if applicable).

To receive a verification of studies letter, please contact and include the following information when making the request:

  • Full name as recorded when you were enrolled
  • Date of birth
  • Student ID number (if known)
  • Course studied
  • Date course was completed

If you require a replacement CNAA award document for awards prior to 1992, these can be obtained from Open University CNAA Aftercare.

We do not offer verification letters or confirmation of award for students who have a financial obligation to the University.

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