Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation is a really important and highly valued occasion at the University of Wolverhampton. It enables us to celebrate the achievements of our students with their families, friends and lecturers and it is always a special time for our whole community. 

We also wanted to reassure students that they will be able to apply for jobs before attending a graduation ceremony.  Students may request their certificates in advance of the ceremony by visiting the graduation page on their e:Vision account or by visiting estore.

Our ceremonies are streamed live and you may view them here.

Students will receive communications about graduation via their preferred email address; students should ensure that they keep their email address on their e:Vision account up to date so as not to miss any important information regarding graduation.

2023

Nursing Students

Ceremonies will take place on 4th March 2023 for nursing students who have been completed with an award by 30th November 2022. Nurses who have an award date from 1st December onwards will be invited to a ceremony in September 2023. Applications to attend the March ceremonies will open by mid-December. 

Thu 14th and Fri 22nd September 2023

Graduation ceremonies will take place for all students who have completed their study during academic year 2022/23 at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, between Thu 14th and Fri 22nd September 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate your achievements with family and friends at a University of Wolverhampton graduation ceremony.

September ceremonies 14 - 22 September 2023

Applications to attend the September ceremonies will open in Spring 2023. 

Graduation applications (including purchasing guest tickets and applying for visa letters) are managed via the graduation page on students' eVision accounts. Please ensure you can access e:Vision. (If you need help gaining access you should email evisionsupport@wlv.ac.uk with the following information; name at time of study, date of birth, course studied, and year of completion).

Students who missed the ceremonies in September 2022 may attend a ceremony in September 2023. They should log a helpdesk call on eVision to ask to be invited.  

Guest tickets

Initally all students will be able to purchase 2 guest tickets, which must be purchased via the graduation page on e:Vision, there is no free allocation.  Graduates do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves.

  • Guest tickets are £20 each, including tickets for children over the age of 3. 
  • Children under the age of 3 must sit on a guest's lap, and will require a babes in arms ticket which will be charged at £3. 

 

All graduates must wear smart attire to their ceremony.  Graduates not wearing the correct academic gown will not be presented for their award.  

 

Photography

The University's official photographer offers portrait and presentation photography services at graduation. Visit H Tempest's website for more information.

Presentation photos

Digital photos are taken of each finalist as they are presented with their award. These can be purchased immediately after the ceremony.

You can also view and purchase your graduation portraits online. Just visit Tempest Photography.

Please use the University's Official Appointed Graduation Photography Service

The University has appointed Tempest Photography as its official Graduation Photography service. Please be aware that other photographers may approach you. They may even try to persuade you that they are official. They are not. Should any other supplier approach you offering photography services, please understand that they do so without the approval, authorisation or consent of your University and and the standards of the service they offer cannot be assured. Any commission the University obtains through its contract with Tempest Photography is re-invested into enhancing the student experience. If you choose to take up their alternative service, you risk using a supplier with;

  • no permission to use the University crest
  • No foil-blocking on mounts
  • Limited product range
  • Poor after-sales service
  • Flawed studio set-up
  • Negligible or no industry qualifications
  • Inferior equipment, paper and mounts
  • Environmentally unsound processes

For peace of mind and to ensure your day and your achievement are commemorated in the way they deserve to by, choose Tempest Photography.

  • Official University Crest - foil-blocked onto mounts
  • Studio Photography - Qualified portrait photographers
  • Ceremony Photography - You receiving your award
  • Environmental Policy - fully vetted by your University
  • Technology - The most advanced digital laboratory in Europe
  • Products - Matchless range of high-quality packs and frames
  • After-sales - Always somebody ready to take your call
  • Special Offers - Free mini-prints

As a souvenir of your time spent at Wolverhampton, we have a selection of gifts - both decorative and practical - available to purchase through our GoShop store.

Where to buy

Online: All gifts and souvenirs, are available to buy online through our e-store GoShop.

 

Please refer to the Useful Information for Graduates and their Guests 2022 for what to do on the day of your ceremony.

Students will be able to order visa request letters for themselves and/or their guests, via the graduation page on e:Vision, after they have confirmed their attendance.

Take a look at our Interactive map.

If travelling by bus or train you will find that the Grand Theatre is walking distance from both stations. Bus routes can be found via the National Express and Train routes can be found via National Rail Enquiries.

If travelling from overseas you should check the latest advice for travellers

Once you graduate you become alumni of the University of Wolverhampton and members of the Alumni Association.

Our alumni community is more than 140,000 graduates strong from over 130 countires worldwide.

It's like the Students' Union for you after graduation, here to support you for life, both professionally and socially, including professional networking, career support, invitation to professional and social events, and providing help organising reunions. 

Also, there is a host of ways in which you can give back and support your alma mater, whether it be by becoming a mentor, providing a talk, writing a career case study, and more. 

Visit the Alumni webpage to discover more.

Also, look out for your free graduation gift from us! If you consented to be filmed during graduation you will receive a free video clip of your graduation ceremony stage walk - this will be sent to you via email in the days following your ceremony and you can then share this via phone and social media with your family and friends, plus keep as a souvenier of your special day.

If you would like to get in touch with us you may do so at graduates@wlv.ac.uk

 

 

  1. Celebrate with family and friends - remember to tag the alumni social media channels into your photos!
  2. View University photos from your graduation day here
  3. Update your contact details with the University so that we can stay in touch and support you - update form

Make sure to look out for your free graduation gift from us! If you consented to be filmed during graduation you will receive a free video clip of your graduation ceremony stage walk - this will be sent to you via email in the days following your ceremony and you can then share this via phone and social media with your family and friends, plus keep as a souvenier of your special day.

As new members, remember to tag your Alumni Association into any social media posts!

#WLVGrad.