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Essential information for your virtual graduation

Congratulations to all of our students graduating this Spring.

Below you will find all the information you need ahead of your virtual graduation ceremony.

Receiving your invitation

  • All correspondence will be by email to your email address as listed on your My Birkbeck profile. Please ensure we have the correct contact details.

Guest tickets

  • There will be no need to book guest tickets for the virtual graduation. Information on how your guests can view the graduation will be shared with you nearer the time.

Graduation fund 2020/21

  • If you are an undergraduate student and would like to hire a gown for graduation but feel you are not able to for financial reasons, you may be eligible to apply for the Birkbeck Graduation Fund. The fund will cover gown hire. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully.
  • Eligibility criteria: You will be eligible to apply if you satisfy all of the following criteria. You must:
    • be an undergraduate student who is graduating this year, and have received an invitation to graduation
    • have received the Birkbeck Cash Bursary or Access to Learning Fund in the final year of your course
    • belong to at least one of the following categories (evidence must be submitted): disabled students, single parents, care leavers, students on means-tested benefits (income support, JSA/ESA income-based, universal credit or housing benefit), students living with their parents who are in receipt of one of the above means-tested benefits, asylum seekers/refugees, students, in receipt of Carer's Allowance
    • be a Home or EU fees student
    • not be a debtor to the College
    • have a gross annual household income for the 2019/20 tax year of £28,065 (single student with no dependent children), £30,065 (single student with one dependent child or married/partnered student with no dependent children) or £32,065 (married/partnered student with one dependent child). Add £1000 to these amounts for each additional dependent child.
  • If you fulfil all of the above criteria and would like to apply for the Birkbeck Graduation Fund, please to request an application form.
  • Application deadline: The application deadline is Friday 26 March 2021.

Receiving your degree certificate

  • If you haven’t already received your certificate, it will be sent to you by the Diploma Production Office, University of London, regardless of whether or not you choose to attend the ceremony. This will happen automatically and you do not need to do anything. Please note that it can take the office a few months to issue the certificate.
  • If you have any queries, please email the Diploma Office.

Ordering graduation-specific merchandise

  • Even if you are unable to attend the graduation ceremony, you can still  order graduation merchandise. 
  • An external supplier, Campus Clothing, would be delighted to fulfil your graduation ‘Class of’ garments featuring your name and those of your fellow graduates and send them to your home address. 
  • Visit the Campus Clothing website to place your order. 

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