Arranging to Graduate in Absentia

Potential graduates will be sent an e-mail to their student and personal e-mail addresses at the end of April 2018. If you haven’t received a graduation email then you can find all the necessary information on this site, but you should contact graduation@qmu.ac.uk department to make sure that you are eligible to graduate.

If you want to graduate but not attend the ceremony (graduate in absentia) please indicate this on the Graduation Reply Form. Your certificate will be sent by recorded delivery to the address provided on the Reply Form approximately one week after the Graduation Ceremony.

Graduation Reply Form (available at the end of April 2018)

If you want to graduate but not attend the ceremony (graduate in absentia) please indicate this on the Graduation Reply Form. Your certificate will be sent by recorded delivery to the address provided on the Graduation Reply Form approximately one week after the Graduation Ceremony.

Data Protection

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

Graduands, 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. If you object to publication of your personal data (name and award) you should inform the Assistant Secretary (June Ross jross@qmu.ac.uk) at least three weeks before the ceremony.

Graduation Fee

Please note that those wishing to graduate in absentia are liable for payment of the graduation fee.

There is a mandatory graduation fee of £45 that should be paid in one of the following ways:

  • By online payment through the Graduation Reply Form
  • By cheque or postal order (made payable to ‘ Queen Margaret University’) after completion of the Graduation Reply Form
  • By credit or debit card over the phone with QMU’s Finance Department (0131 474 0000) after completion of the Graduation Reply Form

Wording on your Certificate

Your certificate will be printed with your FULL NAME as recorded on the Graduation Reply Form. 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 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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