The certificate, is often referred to as a 'parchment', contains your name, the type of award (certificate, diploma, degree), the subject of study and the classification of the award (if appropriate).
Your certificate is specially made and is of a very high quality and bears the University's watermark.
Collecting your certificate
Even if you are not attending you should still use the graduation system to check that your name is correct (it will be printed on your certificate) and amend it if it is not.
Your name should be your full legal name as it appears on, for example, your birth certificate or marriage certificate.
Dates for collection
Awarding certificates will be available for collection within three weeks from the last published date of graduation, you will need to bring photgraphic ID with you in order to collect your certificate.
Certificates for winter 2017 graduations will be available for collection between Monday 22 January 2018 and Friday 26 January 2018 only.
Certificates can be collected in person from:
|Jordanstown and Belfast||Examinations Office (Room 4F01)|
|Coleraine||Examinations Office (Room H231)|
|Magee||Registry and Examinations Office (Room MD130)|
Receiving your certificate by post
If you wish to receive your certificate and transcript by post you have two options:
1. Standard postal delivery
This option is free of charge and at student's own risk.
From Monday 29 January 2018, certifications will be posted free of charge with the official transcript via standard delivery to the home address on the Student Record's system as provided by you.
2. Recorded Delivery
A fee of £8 is charged for the recorded delivery service.
If you want your certificate to be sent to you by recorded delivery, then you can request this via the Online Graduation process or by completing the Posting of Parchment form.
Parchments will be posted from Monday 29 January 2018.
The University will not accept any responsibility for a student not receiving a certificate because of an incorrect address.
If you have not received your certificate
If you have not received your certificate/transcript by the end of February 2018, please contact your campus Examinations Office immediately to request a replacement of each document fee of charge.
Requests for replacements received outside this period will incur a charge.
A free replacement will not be provided if any of the following apply:
- You provided an incorrect postal address
- You changed the address at the time of postage
- You notified us outside the expected delivery period that you had not received the documentation.
You can check your address at any time by accessing your University record via the Student Portal.
Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
Ulster University provides a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) to currently enrolled students and graduates – a record of academic and extra-curricular achievements to supplement the traditional degree award.