Summer graduation

The University of Sussex summer graduation is due to take place in July 2023 at the Brighton Centre.

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

Important information 

All our ceremonies will take place subject to prevailing UK Government national and/or local guidance in relation to Covid-19 and large-scale indoor events.

Find out our Covid safety policy.

Travel, accommodation and other costs
We recommend that you do not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation bookings and respectfully remind you and your guests of their responsibility for all bookings made in these circumstances. We are unable to reimburse any costs relating to attending graduation such as travel and accommodation payments. 

Find out our terms and conditions

Ceremony schedule for 2023

Monday 17 July 2023

Ceremony 1 at 1.30pm

Engineering and Informatics

Ceremony 2 at 4.30pm

Global Studies

Institute of Development Studies

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Ceremony 3 at 10am

Life Sciences

Ceremony 4 at 1.30pm

Law Politics and Sociology

  • Law

Ceremony 5 at 4.30pm

Law, Politics and Sociology

  • Politics
  • Sociology and Criminology

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Ceremony 6 at 10am

University of Sussex Business School

  • Management

Ceremony 7 at 1.30pm

University of Sussex Business School

  • Strategy and Marketing

Ceremony 8 at 4.30pm

University of Sussex Business School

  • Economics
  • SPRU

Thursday 20 July 2023

Ceremony 9 at 10am

University of Sussex Business School

  • Accounting and Finance

Ceremony 10 at 1.30pm

Media, Arts and Humanities

  • Art History
  • Drama
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sussex Centre for American Studies

Ceremony 11 at 4.30pm

Media, Arts and Humanities

  • Cultural Studies and Journalism
  • Creative and Critical Practice
  • Film Studies
  • Media
  • Music

Friday 21 July 2023

Ceremony 12 at 10am


  • All bachelor programmes

Ceremony 13 at 1.30pm

Education and Social Work


  • All postgraduate taught and research programmes

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Key dates and deadlines

  • March 2023 – invites sent to personal and University email addresses
  • 12 April 2023 – deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets
  • 28 April 2023 – deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets
  • 2 May 2023 – from 10am extra tickets go on sale
  • 23 June 2023 – deadline to book your gown and photography

PhD students

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

  • 5 June – corrections must have been submitted to the Research Student Administration Office
  • 30 June – 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're attending your ceremony, you will collect your certificate on graduation day, unless you have already received it before the ceremony.

If you choose not to attend your ceremony, you can either collect your certificate from the University or have it sent to you. Certificates are normally 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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