All students who are eligible to receive a degree, diploma or certificate can attend the relevant ceremony which normally lasts between one hour and one hour thirty minutes.
To attend your graduation ceremony you must register on the online graduation system using your student number and network password
Online registration dates
The system opens at 10am Monday 29 April 2019.
The deadline for registering to attend graduation is 12pm Friday 31 May 2019.
After this date the system will be closed and you will no longer be able to apply.
How to register for graduation
The online system will enable you to register to attend:
- To order your academical dress (gown, hood and mortar board/ bonnet)
- To pay the graduation fee - £65 includes the hire of academical dress, tickets for graduate and two guests plus refreshments and souvenir Graduation booklet.
To access the Student Portal, you will need your student ID number (which is in the format B00123456) and your password.
If you have forgotten your password you can find it by logging in to http://ssb.ulster.ac.uk
If you do not wish to attend your graduation ceremony
Even if you are not planning to attend your graduation ceremony, please log on to the online graduation system to ensure your personal details are correct, as these will be used for both printing and posting your parchment.
Information on receiving your award by post are detailed within the certificates section.
Proof of registration
After you have completed the online graduation process you will receive email confirmation to your student email account regarding your payment.
Students should keep copies of emails for future reference should any queries arise.
Eligibility to graduate
In summer you are required to apply to attend graduations before you receive the results from your final examinations.
If after your results are published, you find you need to resit, you will be provided with a full refund for graduation and you will be eligible to attend the next graduation following successful completion of your resits.
Invitations to students to attend winter graduations are normally issued after results have been published. However you should still check that you have successfully completed your course.
You cannot register if you have debt
Students who have a ‘Hold’ on their record as a result of unpaid tuition fees will not be able to access the online graduation system and should contact the campus registry office if they wish to attend graduation.
Students who have not paid their fees in full prior to the graduation will not be permitted to graduate.
Such students can attend the next graduation ceremony (summer) following full payment of any outstanding fees.
You cannot defer your graduation
University policy does not allow you to defer graduation or to graduate at an alternative ceremony unless you can demonstrate unforeseen and significant extenuating circumstances which prevents your attendance at the ceremony you have been allocated.
Extenuating circumstances may include students with serious illness, or other comparable serious and unavoidable difficulties.
Exceptional circumstances do not include work commitments, volunteering commitments, holidays, visa issues, the unavailability of guests or similar.
Deferral of graduation is at the discretion of the Director of Student Administration.
Please contact your campus Registry Office, referring all deferral requests to the Administrative Manager in the first instance.