Class of 2020 and 2021 Awards Ceremonies

Details and new dates for Award Ceremonies that were previously postponed.


Postponed ceremonies will take place in April/May 2022 at Ashton Gate Stadium

Following the postponement of the Class of 2020 and 2021 Awards Ceremonies we are pleased to announce that these ceremonies will be taking place between Monday 25 April and Thursday 12 May 2022 and will be held at Ashton Gate Stadium. 

We are currently working on a final schedule and hope to open formal registration to attend in December 2021. We know that you’re all keen to know your exact ceremony dates and times, you will find below an indication of the ceremony dates per faculty, however these are still subject to change and we do not recommend confirming or booking any travel or accommodation until you hear from us in December 2021. 

  • The Faculty of Environment and Technology – Monday 25 to Friday 29 April 2022
  • The Faculty of Business and Law – Thursday 28 April to Thursday 5 May 2022 (excluding the Bank Holiday)
  • The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences – Wednesday 4 to Wednesday 11 May 2022
  • The Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education – Monday 9 to Thursday 12 May 2022

We are delighted to be able to offer all graduates two free guest tickets, normally £15 each, as a small token of how proud we are of your amazing accomplishments over the last 18 months in such difficult circumstances.

Your Awards Ceremony will include:

  • a full ceremony where you will cross the stage as your name is read out
  • a drinks reception after the ceremony
  • the opportunity to get professional photographs in academic dress
  • two free guest tickets for every graduate
  • additional guests tickets available to buy – maximum number TBC.

Gloucester Cathedral Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony for the Class of 2020 and 2021 from UWE Bristol, Gloucester Campus, will take place at Gloucester Cathedral on Wednesday 16 March 2022. Formal invites will be sent out soon.

Keep your details up to date

All direct contact about your Awards Ceremony will be sent to your personal email address. Please make sure that your myUWE is updated with your most current personal email address or you can contact us by emailing to update your contact details.

Graduand at her Awards Ceremony wearing robes.

Key details

Attending an Awards Ceremony is not compulsory

It is important to stress that postponing graduation ceremonies does not impact on the University awarding you your degree, providing you meet the requirements of your course. It is not mandatory for you to attend graduation to complete your degree.

Travel and accommodation

Unfortunately, as per the Award Ceremonies terms and conditions, in the event of cancellation due to a pandemic, the University does not accept liability for any costs/expenses incurred by those due to attend the ceremony. We suggest that you do not book any travel or accommodation for any provisional ceremony dates until these are confirmed by the Awards Ceremonies Team.

Receiving your degree certificate

We don’t hand out certificates at our ceremonies. These should have been sent to the home address on your student record.

Find out more about certificates for graduating students.