Award and Graduation

Once a student has been recommended for award and submitted their final thesis to Open Research Exeter (ORE), the final stage in the award process is the formal approval by the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group (VCEG).

If a student registers for the Winter 2021 Graduation Ceremonies which will take place in December 2021 their Examiners' Report, minor or major amendments approval and final thesis must have been submitted no later than Wednesday 3rd November 2021 in order for them to attend.

VCEG Award Lists for Research Students are prepared by the Postgraduate Administration Office 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.

Following their award, students can then choose whether to receive the degree certificate at a Graduation Ceremony or in absentia.

For information about our Graduation Ceremonies please visit the Graduation website.