Buckingham was amongst the first universities to respond to the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the UK back in March 2020. This meant taking the difficult decision to cancel our graduation ceremony in order to help protect graduands and their loved ones.
The health, welfare and safety of community is our number one priority. With this in mind, we have decided to host a series of virtual graduation ceremonies on 20 March 2021 that will honour our 2020 graduates and 2021 graduands. We understand that this may be a different graduation experience to what you expected, however, we hope this way will allow you to safely share in the occasion with your closest friends and family.
Great steps are being taken across the globe to help combat Covid-19 and the restraints it presents. Once the appropriate scientific advancements have been made and government restrictions allow, it is our hope to organise an alumni homecoming event where you will be able to come along and toast your success, and have some professional graduation photographs taken. We will let you know as soon as we are able to release further details.
We hope you will tune in with us for your virtual Graduation ceremony at 3pm on 20 March and if you are unavailable on the day, the link will be kept on the page for you to view at your own convenience. Information will be regularly updated on this webpage: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/graduation
The Graduation Team
Our gown supplier, Ede and Ravenscroft, have made arrangements for students to hire gowns to UK addresses allowing you to celebrate at home and take your own photos, gowns will not be required for viewing the Graduation, as there is no home interaction. Further information can be found here:
Certificates for our 2020 Graduates were posted last year. If you have not received yours, please contact email@example.com.
Certificate for our 2021 Graduands who were due to attend our March 2021 Ceremonies will be posted out week commencing Monday 22 March 2021. Post is sent by first class mail to UK addresses and airmail to overseas addresses. If you would prefer the peace of mind of having your certificate sent by DHL courier, you can pay £25 through the online payment portal:
Order your free Graduation programme here
Will Graduation be hosted via Zoom?
The Graduation is not a live event, it is pre-recorded and will be available to watch from 3pm on Saturday 20th March
Is there a dress code?
The Graduation is not an interactive event, you do not need to wear a gown, but nothing is stopping you dressing up to watch it!
Will there be an opportunity to Graduation in person next year?
Although 2020 and 2021 Graduates will not be able to Graduate in person next year, we are hoping to hold a Homecoming event for everyone in the summer of 2022, provided covid restrictions allow us to do so.
I am local to Buckingham, can I pick up my degree certificate as soon as possible?
All certificates will be sent out week beginning 22nd March. If you are local and wish to collect your certificate during that week, please email us so that we can take you off of the mailing list.
Will we be sent a link for the Graduation?
The link will be accessible on our Graduation page from Saturday 20th March https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/graduation
Do we need to confirm our attendance?
No you do not need to confirm your attendance, the event has been pre recorded
Can I order merchandise?
Yes, you will be able to order hoodies etc through Campus Clothing, the link will be available via the webpage https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/graduation