Winter graduation

The University of Sussex winter graduation ceremonies are due to take place on Wednesday 24 January and Thursday 25 January 2024 at the Brighton Centre.


Find out about our terms and conditions and our Covid-19 safety policy.

Ceremony schedule for 2024

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Ceremony 1 – 10am

  • Global Studies
  • Law, Politics and Sociology
  • Institute of Development Studies

Ceremony 2 – 1.30pm

  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Media, Arts and Humanities

Ceremony 3 – 4.30pm

  • Education and Social Work

Thursday 25 January 2024

Ceremony 4 – 10am

  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Economics
    • SPRU
    • Strategy and Marketing

Ceremony 5 – 1.30pm

  • Engineering and Informatics
  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Management
  • Roffey Park Institute

Ceremony 6 – 4.30pm

  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Key dates and deadlines

  • November 2023 – invites sent to personal email addresses
  • 6 December 2023 – deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets
  • 7 December 2023 – additional guest tickets go on sale
  • 3 January 2024 – deadline to book your gown and photography.
  • 3 January 2024 – deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets

PhD students

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

  • 30 November 2023 – corrections must have been submitted to the Research Student Administration Office
  • 3 January 2024 – 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 pages.

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.

Find out more about receiving your certificate.

Information for staff

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

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