Graduation is a formal ceremony to celebrate your achievement of successfully completing your studies at the University.

Graduation is a moment of pride and happiness, but also a chance to reflect on your years spent as a student.

Graduation 2016 highlights
See Graduates sharing their personal stories and experiences gained at the University of Portsmouth.

What happens at a Graduation ceremony?

The ceremony consists of speeches from the Presiding Officer, a student speaker and sometimes an honorary Graduate who has made an important impact in their field or the community.

A key part of the ceremony as a Graduate is walking across the stage in your academic dress.

The Presenting Head will announce your name and course. If you receive a first class or distinction award, they'll also announce this.

Each ceremony lasts about 1.5 hours.

Get a feel for what your graduation ceremony might be like by watching the 2019 ceremonies.

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