Award and Graduation

Once you have been recommended for award by your Board of Examiners and submitted your final thesis to Open Research Exeter (ORE) the final stage in the award process is the formal approval of your award by the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group (VCEG).

VCEG Award Lists for research students are prepared and signed by the Vice Chancellor every Monday throughout the year. Where the Monday is a Bank Holiday this will be done on the Tuesday. No VCEG will be held during the University Closure period at Christmas.

You will be sent an email by the Postgraduate Administration Office once your award has been formally approved.

You can then choose whether to receive your degree certificate at a Graduation Ceremony or in absentia which means that your certificate will be posted to you.

If you would like to attend a Summer Graduation Ceremony in July 2017 you must ensure that your examination has been completed and your final thesis submitted by Wednesday 14th June 2017.

For information about our Graduation Ceremonies and to register to attend please visit the Graduation website.