Summer graduation

The University of Sussex summer graduation takes place from Monday 20 July until Friday 24 July 2020 at the Brighton Centre.

A student wanders on to the seafront in the sunshine after graduating

Ceremony schedule for 2020

Monday 20 July 2020

Ceremony 1 at 10am

  • Engineering and Informatics

Ceremony 2 at 1.30pm

  • English
    • English
    • Sussex Centre for Language Studies

Ceremony 3 at 4.30pm

  • Life Sciences

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Ceremony 4 at 10am

  • History, Art History and Philosophy

Ceremony 5 at 1.30pm

  • Media, Film and Music

Ceremony 6 at 4.30pm

  • Global Studies
  • Institute of Development Studies

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Ceremony 7 at 10am

  • Law, Politics and Sociology
    • Politics
    • Sociology

Ceremony 8 at 1.30pm

  • Law, Politics and Sociology
    • Law

Thursday 23 July 2020

Ceremony 9 at 10am

  • Education and Social Work

Ceremony 10 at 1.30pm

  • Psychology

Ceremony 11 at 4.30pm

  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Economics
    • Management
    • SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit)

Friday 24 July 2020

Ceremony 12 at 10am

  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Accounting and Finance

Ceremony 13 at 1.30pm

  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Strategy and Marketing

Coronavirus notice

We are closely monitoring Coronavirus developments and following government advice, especially relating to large public gatherings. As stated in our terms and conditions, in the event of cancellation, the University does not accept liability for any costs or expenses incurred by those due to attend a graduation ceremony.

Key dates and deadlines

  • TBC – invites sent to University email addresses
  • TBC – deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets
  • TBC – deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets
  • TBC – extra tickets go on sale
  • TBC – deadline to book your gown and photography

PhD students

If you are a postgraduate research student who wants to graduate at a summer ceremony, you’ll have to do the following by these dates:

  • TBC – receive the Examiners’ approval that thesis corrections have been made to their satisfaction
  • TBC – submit a final PDF copy of your thesis and the completed ETHOS Library form to the Research Student Administration Office.

For more information, email or visit the Research Student Administration Office website.

Attending graduation

Read our information about attendance and eligibility if you need advice about visas, money or any fees that you owe.

Collecting your certificate

If you are attending your ceremony, you collect your certificate on graduation day.

If you’re not attending your ceremony, you can choose whether to collect your certificate from the University or have it sent to you. Certificates will be sent out after your graduation ceremony has taken place either by recorded delivery or UPS if you have an international address.

If you have questions about receiving your certificate, contact the Student Systems and Records Office.

Information for staff

Volunteering for graduation? Register as academic or professional services staff. You’ll need to log in.

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