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Graduation ceremonies

The summer ceremonies will take place between Monday 20 to  Friday 24 July 2020.

These ceremonies will be open to students who are due to gain an award by Monday 6 July 2020, 12 noon. Formal invitations will be emailed to BCU email accounts in the spring term.  

Students who are awarded after Monday 6 July will be invited to the winter ceremony series due to take place on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 January 2021.

For further information regarding gown hire, photography, travel and other Frequently Asked Questions please see the Graduation details page.

Birmingham City University graduation ceremonies are held at the spectacular Symphony Hall, part of Birmingham's International Convention Centre.

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.  

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.  Graduands 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.