Winter graduation

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

Important information

Covid-19: 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 about our Covid-19 safety policy.

Travel, accommodation and other costs: We recommend 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.

See our terms and conditions.

Ceremony schedule for 2023

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Ceremony 1 at 10am

  • Law, Politics and Sociology
  • Psychology

Ceremony 2 at 1.30pm

  • Global Studies
  • Institute of Development Studies

Ceremony 3 at 4.30pm

  • Education and Social Work
  • Engineering and Informatics

Thursday 26 January 2023

Ceremony 4 at 10am

  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Media, Arts and Humanities

Ceremony 5 at 1.30pm

  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Economics
    • SPRU

Ceremony 6 at 4.30pm

  • Life Sciences
  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Management
    • Strategy and Marketing
  • Roffey Park Institute

Key dates and deadlines

  • November 2022 – invites sent to personal email addresses
  • 2 December 2022 – deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets
  • 7 December 2022 – additional guest tickets go on sale
  • 3 January 2023 – deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets
  • 4 January 2023 – deadline to book your gown and photography.

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 2022 – corrections must have been submitted to the Research Student Administration Office
  • 4 January 2023 – 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.

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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