A preferred Change of Name means updating our records with your preferred, or ‘known as’ name, so that your record and our correspondence can be updated. This is typically because a student:
- is known by another name such as their middle name. For example, instead of Emma-Jayne they are known as Jayne.
- is transgender or transitioning
Once we receive your request we will update our student records so that we communicate with you using your preferred name.
Changing your preferred name is not a full legal change. This means your degree certificate, transcript and any other official University certificates you receive when you graduate will be issued in your full legal name.
However, all other graduation listings, in both electronic and hard copy formats, will use your preferred name, such as webpages, graduation booklet and newspaper and ceremony announcements and the University Student Database.
You must provide photographic identification in your legal name. Your current Student ID card can be used as identification.