Degree Congregations are held at the Senate House on various dates throughout the year. The Congregation of the Regent House is one of the oldest traditions in the University and its origins can be traced back some 800 years.
Your degree will not be officially awarded to you until you have participated in a Congregation of the Regent House, either in person or in absence. Your degree certificate will only be issued once your degree has been conferred.
Graduands with outstanding College or University bills will not be permitted to proceed to a Congregation until all bills have been cleared.
If you choose to receive your degree in person, you will be invited to attend a college Drinks Reception and Graduation Lunch. You will be a guest of the college at these events; you are also welcome to bring up to three additional guests at a cost of £16.00 per person (two guests for the MA Graduation Lunch in February at £22.00 per guest). You will need to book your lunch places and any dietary requirements when you register to receive your degree either via your Camsis self-service page (current graduate students), or ESS (previous graduate students). Payment for any additional guest lunches must be made at least two weeks before the congregation date. Details of various payment methods can be found here.
The final timings for the day will be posted on the 'Timetable for the day' link below, approximately five days before the ceremony. If you wish to enquire about the availablity of guest room accommodation, you will need to contact the Porters' Lodge on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please select the links below for further information about receiving your degree:
- Congregation Dates
- Registering for a Congregation
- Timetable for the day
- Gown hire and dress code
- MA Degrees
- Higher Degrees