Graduation Tickets and Eligibility

Eligibility 

To be eligible to attend, your award must have been ratified by Examination Senate and your results communicated to you by Registry. Re-sits and extensions will impact your eligibility to attend Graduation. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email graduation@buckingham.ac.uk. If you book to attend the ceremony but do not successfully complete your course, you will be notified that you are no longer eligible to attend the event.

Any outstanding fees must have been cleared by Friday 1 October 2021 in order to graduate. You can make a payment through the online payment portal or by contacting Student Fees on 01280 820250.

Confirm your place 

All students who wish to attend the Graduation Ceremony must have completed the booking form by Friday 10 September 2021. A link will have been sent to your personal email address in August when the booking system opens. All bookings are subject to eligibility and availability. Bookings may close earlier due to ticket availability; space is limited due to venue size. If you have not received an invitation to book your place at Graduation by 31 August and you believe you are eligible for the October ceremonies, please email graduation@buckingham.ac.uk. A detailed itinerary will be sent nearer the date of Graduation.

Tickets 

Space for the Graduation Ceremony is limited and students are permitted a maximum of two (2) guest tickets (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions in place). These tickets include entry to the Church and the Graduation Reception (drinks and canapés) following the Ceremony. Tickets for both the Graduation Ceremony and the Reception are free of charge. Please note that children under the age of five years old are not permitted to attend the Ceremony but may attend the Reception.

Additional Tickets 

We cannot guarantee that we will have additional seats available. Any additional tickets that may be available will be allocated after the online booking system has closed on 10 September 2021. Please email graduation@buckingham.ac.uk after 24 September stating how many additional tickets you are looking to obtain and the reason why. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that additional seats will be available.

Not Attending Graduation 

If you are unable to attend Graduation, we will arrange for your certificate to be sent to you after the Ceremony.

Certificates are sent free of charge by 2nd class Royal Mail; no tracking number is available. If you are concerned about delivery to an international address, you can opt to pay £25 for DHL courier through the online payment portal.

Please register to have your certificate posted by completing the online form that will have been sent to you via email in August. If you do not complete the form and do not attend Graduation, we will send your certificate to the home address we have on file for you. If this address is incorrect, there will be a £10 charge for a replacement document to be sent.