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Applying to Graduate

Graduate outside clocktower


If you need to set up email forwarding from your student email address to your preferred email address, please follow the link below.

It is vital that you monitor the Opening and Closing Dates for Applications section of our webpages.

You must submit an application even if you do not wish to attend a graduation ceremony.

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Graduation Ceremony Dates, and Application Opening and Closing Dates

When and How to Apply

Applications are made online via your eVision student portal.  Each round of graduation ceremonies has a specific time-frame during which applications can be made.

Applications for the May, August and December ceremonies normally open in late February, mid-June, and mid-September respectively.

For the exact opening and closing dates, please refer to Opening and Closing Dates for Applications webpage

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Finding the Graduation Application link

Even if you are not currently enrolled at the University, you will still have access to your eVision student portal.  Log-in using the same username and password that you used to access PIMS.

Log-in (once applications are open), underneath the "My graduation" heading click on "See more".

Then underneath the "Apply to graduate" heading, click on the "Your graduation application" link.

If you have any problems logging in to your eVision student portal, contact the ITS Help Desk

Once applications have opened, if the "Your graduation application" link is not visible, contact the Graduation Office

Notification of Acceptance

As soon as you have successfully submitted your application, a confirmation email will be sent to your nominated email address.

If you have not received this email by the end of the following business day please contact the Graduation Office immediately.

You will be able to view a summary of your graduation details within your eVision student portal as soon as your application is submitted, please check these details carefully to ensure they are correct.

If your qualification is incomplete at the time that you submit your application, then your acceptance is subject to the remaining requirements being met prior to the ceremony.

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Information about your Name

The reading of your name

At the graduation ceremony, you will be announced by your full name as it appears on official University documents. It is important that your name is pronounced correctly.

If you have a name that may be mispronounced, please provide your name pronunciation in the box provided when you are completing your application within your eVision student portal.

Changing your name

A change to your name can only be made by submitting an original (or witnessed copy) of evidence of the change.

Such documentation must be received by the Graduation Office at least five weeks prior to the date of your graduation ceremony.

For further information, please contact the Graduation Office.

If you owe money to the University

Any outstanding fees or fines must be cleared at least five weeks prior to the date of your graduation ceremony.

The University's policy is to decline your application to graduate if you do not meet the above-mentioned deadline.

If you have a disability

If you have a disability or injury that could cause some mobility problems on the day, you can note the relevant details as part of your graduation application.

Alternatively, you can contact the Graduation Office directly. 

It is important to contact us as soon as possible to ensure that special access, seating or other arrangements can be made.

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Ordering Guest Tickets and Hiring Regalia

As part of your application you will also be able to request tickets for your guests, as well as order and pay for your regalia hire.

Receiving your Certificate without attending a Ceremony

If you wish to receive your certificate without attending a graduation ceremony, you must apply to graduate in absentia via your eVision student portal as outlined above.

As part of your application you will be able to nominate an address that you want your certificate to be sent to.  As your certificate will be sent via signature required courier, this must be a street address.  An email will be sent to you once the ceremony has been held letting you know that your certificate has been sent.

Alternatively, you can choose to either collect your certificate yourself or nominate someone else to collect your certificate once the ceremony has been held.   Information will be sent to you via email informing you of when and where you can collect your certificate.

Information for Doctoral and Masters Candidates

Your final result must be confirmed prior to applying to graduate. Check with your department if your final result has not been received when applications to apply to graduate open.

Please read further information for Doctoral and Masters Candidates

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