Virtual Ceremonies

Your Virtual Ceremony

Our Virtual Ceremonies are a great way for you, your family and friends to celebrate your achievements at UWE Bristol.

We know it's been a tough end to your degree here at UWE Bristol, so we wanted to give you an opportunity to celebrate your success together with your cohort.

We will be holding Virtual Ceremonies in October for all students who would normally have been eligible to attend a July Award Ceremony and who receive their results before Monday 21 September 2020.


The ceremonies schedule is as follows:

Faculty; Date Time Department(s)
Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) Monday 5 October 2020 10:30 Engineering Design and Mathematics
    12:30 Architecture and the Built Environment
    14:30 Computer Science and Creative Technologies
    16:30 Geography and Environmental Management
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) Tuesday 6 October 2020 10:30 Business and Management
    12:30 Business and Management
    14:30 Accounting, Economics and Finance
    16:30 Law
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) Wednesday 7 October 2020 10:30 Applied Sciences
    12:30  Allied Health Professions
    14:30 Health and Social Sciences
    16:30 Health and Social Sciences and Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE) Thursday 8 October 2020 10:30 Film and Journalism
    12:30 Art and Design
    14:30 Arts and Cultural Industries
    18:00 Education and Childhood

If you would like to check the time for a particular Business and Management or Health and Social Sciences course please email

Watch live

The ceremony will be live streamed on the UWE Bristol website, so your friends and family will be able to watch virtually.

Joining and participating

If you have registered for a Virtual Ceremony, you will receive an email about a week before your ceremony with a link to confirm your name and email address. If you have not received this email by 30 September please email

You will need to join the event 30 minutes ahead of your start time so the company can assign you into the correct group and brief you before the event starts.


You will need a phone, laptop or computer. We recommend that you find a quiet place, with good internet connection or WiFi signal. If your connection drops out at any point don't worry, you will just need to click your personalised link in your email to re-join the ceremony.

How to register

The registration deadline for Virtual Ceremonies has now passed. We can no longer guarantee that you will be able to register, but if you have missed the deadline and would like to enquire about whether registration is possible, please email the Graduation Team at  

Please read our terms and conditions before you register

By registering to attend you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.


The ceremony format will be speeches from senior members of university staff and a moment of recognition for each student, with your name read out and your screen visible on the main ceremony feed.

Ceremonies will last around 45 minutes and will be live streamed so that your friends and family can watch and celebrate with you.

Do I need to wear academic dress?

You do not need to wear academic dress for your Virtual Ceremony, but we're encouraging everyone to get creative and make their own hat so that you can look the part on the day!

If you would like to hire official academic dress for the event this is possible but there is a cost which would be in addition to hiring robes for any postponed ceremony you wish to attend. If you would like to find out more about hiring robes for Virtual Ceremonies please contact

Will I be able to see my course mates?

Everyone attending the ceremony will be shown on screen when their names are being read out, so you will have the chance to see everyone.

How will I get my certificate?

We don’t hand out certificates at our ceremonies, these will be sent to the home address on your student record. Please make sure that your home address is up to date in MyUWE.

Find out more about certificates for graduating students