Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for frequently asked questions about graduations. If you cannot find the answer below or in this website, please contact

How to register to graduate?

For full details on how to graduate, key dates and where to submit applications to please refer to the Prepare for Graduation page.

When is my Graduation?

The dates for the Summer Graduations are 4th - 8th July 2022.

Ceremony Venue (P&J Live) Information

Vaccine passports - are not required for graduation events

Lateral Flow Tests - we recommend that all visitors take a rapid lateral flow test ahead of attending the event. Following Government advice, you should not attend an event if you have tested positive for COVID, are displaying symptoms or are required to self-isolate. Click here for more information on COVID symptoms.

 - by law, face coverings are mandatory at all times during indoor events, unless you are eating or drinking, or if you are exempt: under 12 years old, you have an illness or disability which means you cannot wear one or, wearing one would cause you severe distress.


Each graduating student will be allocated two guest tickets.

Visit tickets for information about additional tickets

Graduation Dinners

Get ready to celebrate all your hard work and fantastic achievements over recent years at the University of Aberdeen during the AUSA Graduation Ball 2022!

End your university experience on a high with a celebration dinner and ceilidh dance in Elphinstone Hall on either Thursday 7th or Friday 8th July from 7pm.

How much are tickets and what is included?

Tickets cost £49pp and include a drink on arrival, canapes, 2 course dinner, ceilidh dance, and free entry into ATIK afterwards if you want to continue the night!

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available through the AUSA website under ‘What’s On > Events’ or by following the link below.

If you are looking to attend with a group, please purchase all tickets in the same transaction to ensure we have the correct details for creating our table plan. Maximum numbers of 10 guests at a table.

Please choose which night you would like to purchase tickets for, and make sure you include details of all ticket holders you are buying for – including their dietary requirements.

What happens next?

You will receive a confirmation email of your purchase, which will include a link to a live table plan document. It is your responsibility to check this before the 15th of June to make sure your details are correct. If you have any issues, please email

Physical tickets will be available to collect from the AUSA reception closer to the event date, and information will be sent out to the main purchaser when these are ready.

Please make sure you take your ticket on the night for entry to the event.

We look forward to hopefully seeing you all in July! 


Can friends/family watch my ceremony online?

The in person ceremonies will be streamed live on YouTube -

When will I receive my certificate?

If you graduate in person, you will receive your certificate at the ceremony.

Students graduating in-absentia will have their certificates posted to them.

How will I know if I am eligible to graduate?

You should check your results in your Student Hub.

If you do not appear to be eligible to graduate with the degree that you have applied for, please contact a member of staff in Registry as soon as possible to advise if you still wish to attend the ceremony with a lower degree e.g. designated instead of honours.  We cannot assume that you will want to do so and the Team will be unaware if you are taking resits.

How much does it cost to graduate?

There is no fee

What happens if I submit a late application to graduate?

If you apply after the deadline there is no guarantee that your application will be accepted.

Don't wait until you receive your results, assume you will pass and apply now.

What if I owe the University Money?

If you owe the University money for any reason (fees, library fines for unreturned books, etc.) you will not be permitted to graduate, so please ensure that you have cleared any debts.  Any money you owe will normally be displayed on the Application to Graduate form.  However, as the Graduation Team receives notice of debt daily from various sections of the University it may not be displayed on your form. If you receive a letter or email saying that you owe money or have unreturned library books please do not ignore it even if you think the information is wrong.  Contact us immediately to resolve the issue.

If you continue to owe money your application will be kept on hold until the debt is paid. The onus is on you to advise the Graduation Team that the debt has been paid.

To be included in the Summer 2022 graduation you will need to clear any debt by 31st May 2022 and notify

What if I want to change my application?

If you need to make any changes to your application to graduate after you have submitted it, please email as soon as possible to notify them of the required changes.

What happens to my IT Account after I graduate?

Please be aware that when you finish your studies at the University of Aberdeen, your IT account will close. You will receive an email notification 30 days prior to this closure date. You may have already received this.

Once your account has closed, you will no longer have access to the following systems and services:

  • MyAberdeen and other VLEs
  • Your University Email and OneDrive
  • MS Office applications on your personal devices
  • Your Home (H:) drive
  • Network access, including wireless
  • Electronic resources (e.g. Library catalogue)

Make sure you copy any files you want to keep from your mailbox, OneDrive and H drive. Should you have any questions please contact the IT Service Desk.

 Please download any assignments or other work you submitted to the courses on MyAberdeen that you wish to retain - just revisit the assignment on MyAberdeen to download a copy.

I want to share my Graduation Success story

*The Communications team cannot guarantee that every story will be followed up but they thank you for your participation.

You can contact the Communications Office on 01224 272014.

Data Protection

If you complete an application to graduate, or application to be awarded a Certificate or Diploma, you should note that your name may be published in an awards list that the University may release to the media for their onward publication. If you do not wish your name to be included you must notify to this effect.

In addition, if you qualify for the award of a degree you should note that, unless you apply to the Registrar of the General Council for exemption on ground of conscience, you will automatically become a member of the General Council of the University, and your name will be included in the published Register of members of the Council.

Following graduation, your contact details and degree/diploma/certificate information are transferred to our alumni and development database where our alumni archive is maintained. The Alumni Relations and Development teams keep in contact with former students regarding further education and Continuing Professional Development opportunities, career mentoring and development, reunions, alumni and University events, University updates and fundraising initiatives.

Your contact details are only used for University-related activity and are not passed to any third-party organisations for other purposes. You can at any time opt out of receiving any or all of these communications by contacting our Alumni Relations Office at

Degree Fraud - How can I avoid this?

Advice and guidance on degree fraud for students can be found here