Verification of studies

The University is now providing electronic World Education Studies where requested. Please note the Verification Services are only provided for graduated students, if you are currently studying with us or are yet to be passed through an Examination Board please contact your Faculty.

Verification of study Letter

Former students and/or recent graduates are eligible to 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 as well as award title and classification if applicable.

This letter can be requested directly via the MySRS portal by selecting 'Award' from the ‘Graduation’ tab and will be emailed within an attachment to your BCU and personal email addresses.

If you no longer have access to the MySRS portal you can email but please allow 30 days for an initial response 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

If you require a character reference to be completed by someone who knows you personally, please get in touch with your School using the full list of contact numbers on our website.

Please note if you are a current student you can request a Proof of Enrolment letter from your mySRS homepage which will be emailed within an attachment to your BCU email address.

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

Attesting Official Documents

If your award document(s) need to be signed and certified for employment, educational or official purposes please email with the following details:

  • Full name (as recorded when you were enrolled)
  • Date of Birth
  • Student ID number (if known)


  • High quality scans or photocopies of the original award document(s) you would like certified
  • Email address of the recipient of whom you would like these documents to be passed onto (if applicable).

We will aim to attest and certify your documents within 30 days of receipt. In some instances you may be asked to provide proof of ID so that the university can verify your request in accordance with GDPR legislation.

World Education Studies (WES)

Requests for World Education Services (WES) applications must include;

  • WES Reference number
  • High quality scans of the document(s) you wish to be sent
  • Proof of ID such as your Passport or a Valid UK License to verify your request

To request documents to be sent for your WES Application please email with the email address you require this to be sent to.

Third party enquiries

Birmingham City University is now an official partner of Higher Education Degree Data check (Hedd) and as such no longer accepts third party enquiries unless through the Hedd system. For further information about how to make a third party enquiry through Hedd, please go to the BCU Third party verifications page

Former students

If you graduated in 2011 or later, we can provide the following - marks, degree transcript and verification of studies.

If you graduated before 2011, we are unable to provide a degree transcript as detailed module information is unavailable from this time. We are however 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 this 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.


Should you have any further questions about requesting or receiving any of the above documents, please view our FAQs