Graduating in Absentia

Arranging to Graduate in Absentia. The Graduation Registration System will be available from May 2024 onwards.

In May 2024 potential graduates will be sent an e-mail to their student and personal e-mail addresses about graduation. If you don’t receive a graduation email at that time you can still find all the necessary information on this site, but you should contact graduation@qmu.ac.uk to make sure that you are eligible to graduate.

Please contact graduation@qmu.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Data Protection

You can find a statement and guidance on how personal data will be processed for and during the graduation event here.

The names of those graduating in absentia will not be announced at the ceremony but will be included in the published Graduation Programme.

Graduating students, guests and staff should be aware that graduation ceremonies are regarded as public events. Names and awards of graduates (including those graduating in absentia) are published in the graduation programme and local press. Audio and visual images of the ceremony are publicly available through online video. If you object to publication of your personal data (name and award) in the press you should inform the Assistant Secretary (June Ross jross@qmu.ac.uk) at least three weeks before the ceremony. You can also indicate your consent for your name to be published via the online Graduation Registration system.

Please note that your name, award and classification must be published in the graduation programme.

Graduation Fee

There is no fee for those graduating in absentia.

Wording on your Certificate

Your certificate will be printed with your FULL NAME as recorded on your student record. Graduating students can request that another name be printed during the online Graduation Registration process.

Please note that we can usually only consider name changes that involve the reordering of names you have previously matriculated under, or the inclusion or removal of middle names. Requests to change your name from the official name you provided us with during matriculation cannot be considered without evidence that you completed your course under a different official name.

In the event of a change of name being requested, QMU reserves the right to request proof of identity. Please therefore forward copies of any documents which you consider relevant. Changes to names cannot be accepted after your award has been ratified by Senate.

Outstanding Debts

If you have any outstanding debts with the University or any unreturned library books you will not be eligible to attend the Ceremony or receive your certificate until the debt has been cleared or the Library books have been returned. Please contact the Finance Department or the LRC if this affects you. All debts/books must be paid/returned at least 21 days before the Ceremony.

Graduation Enquiries

For information or enquiries relating to graduation please get in touch.

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Graduation Enquiries

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