Eligibility criteria for Graduation Ceremonies at the University of Hertfordshire

Find out which Ceremony you can attend by using our checklist below.

To be eligible to register for a Ceremony you must meet all the criteria below. You must have:

  1. An eligible Exam Board date (and a confirmed award within this same period)
  2. An award that is presented at our Ceremonies
  3. Accepted an interim award (if you have been offered one)
  4. Paid your academic debt

1. Do you have an eligible Exam Board date?

The date your award is locked on our system determines which Graduation Ceremony you can attend.

In order for your award to be locked on our system, your award must first be confirmed at your Exam Board.

If you are not sure when your Exam Board is, please check with Ask Herts Hub.

To check which Graduation Ceremony session you are likely to be eligible to attend, we suggest using your Exam Board date.

Please use the table below to check Exam Board date ranges and the corresponding Graduation Ceremony this may make you eligible for:

Date Range of Eligible Exam Board Dates and Corresponding Ceremony Period
Exam Board Date Range Eligible Ceremony Period
3rd November 2022 to 31st July 2023September 2023
1st August 2023 to 31st December 2023February 2024
1st January 2024 to 31st July 2024September 2024

Please note, at our busy times, there can be a delay between your Exam Board meeting and your award being locked on our system. But please don’t worry. If you meet all our eligibility criteria, you will be invited to a Graduation ceremony.

2. Is your award presented at the Ceremonies?

The following awards are presented at the Ceremonies.

  • Bachelors
  • Diplomas (except University Diploma)
  • Doctorates
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc Paramedic Science and FdSc Health Care Practice only)
  • Masters
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Students must have been taught by a University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield-based) academic.

3. Taking an interim award?

If you have received notification regarding an interim award (i.e. not the final award on your programme of study) it is assumed that you will continue your studies. If, however, you do not wish to do this but instead receive the interim award noted by your Programme Board of Examiners, you must request this in writing. Doing so by a certain date may mean you are eligible to attend a Graduation Ceremony.

Eligible Ceremony Period

School Must Receive Your Written Confirmation By

September 202331st July 2023
February 202431st December 2023

4. Have you paid your academic debt?

You can only register to attend the Ceremony if you have paid your academic debt by the deadlines for the September Ceremonies and December Ceremonies.

Please contact Student Finance to arrange payment.

Please Note

According to our University Policies and Regulations, all graduates receive one invitation to attend a graduation ceremony. We do give graduates the choice to defer their invitation once to the next ceremony session to accommodate any challenging or unforeseen circumstances.

If you do not respond to your one ceremony invitation before the relevant deadline, and you do not defer your invitation before the relevant deadline, you will no longer be eligible to attend a future graduation ceremony.