Winter graduation

The University of Sussex winter graduation takes place on Wednesday 22 January and Thursday 23 January 2020 at the Brighton Centre.

Ceremony schedule for 2020

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Ceremony 1 at 10am

  • Education and Social Work
  • Life Sciences
  • Psychology

Ceremony 2 at 1.30pm

  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Management

Ceremony 3 at 4.30pm

  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • University of Sussex Business School
    • Economics
    • SPRU
    • Strategy and Marketing

Thursday 23 January 2020

Ceremony 4 at 10am

  • Engineering and Informatics
  • Law, Politics and Sociology
  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Ceremony 5 at 1.30pm

  • English
  • History, Art History and Philosophy
  • Media, Film and Music

Ceremony 6 at 4.30pm

  • Global Studies
  • Institute of Development Studies

Key dates and deadlines

  • November 2019 – invites sent to personal email addresses
  • 4 December 2019 – deadline to confirm your place and book your tickets
  • 6 December 2019 – deadline to apply for a refund for unwanted guest tickets
  • 9 December 2019 – additional guest tickets go on sale
  • 2 January 2020 – deadline to book your gown and photography.

PhD students

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

  • 6 December 2019 – receive the examiners' approval that thesis corrections have been made to their satisfaction
  • 10 January 2019 – submit a final PDF copy of your thesis and the completed ETHOS Library form to the Research Student Administration Office.

For more information, email researchstudentoffice@sussex.ac.uk 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.

Information for staff

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