Graduation is a prestigious and special occasion at the University of Wolverhampton, and it is a time for us to celebrate the achievements of our students with their families, friends and lecturers.
Students will receive communications about graduation via their preferred email address and 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.
All graduation ceremonies are streamed live and you may view them here.
Upon graduating, all graduates become alumni and lifelong free members of the University's Alumni Association. To ensure you are informed about career opportunities, discounts, events and much more, please update your details with the alumni association below.
Your step by step guide to graduation
Class of 2024 Graduands
Many congratulations for successfully reaching the end of your course. We really hope you enjoyed your time at the University.
The Graduation Team is now in the process of scheduling our next ceremonies and more information, including dates, will be available by Mid-December.
If you have recently been completed with your award you can request your certificate via the graduation page on eVision where you can also access transcripts and other verification documents to allow you to apply for jobs or further study.
We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Further Detailed Information will be available soon
Graduation applications are managed via the graduation page of eVision (Graduation can be found under My Study). Please ensure you can access e:Vision. (If you need help gaining access you should email email@example.com with the following information; name at time of study, date of birth, course studied, and year of completion).
Guest tickets are charged at £20 each, there is no free allocation, and all graduands are guaranteed to be able to buy 2 guest tickets. They do not need to buy a ticket for themselves.
Children and Graduation
All guests including children from the age of 3 and above will need a full price guest ticket to gain entry to the venue. Children under the age of 3 may sit on a guest’s lap, but a £3 ticket must be purchased for them.
Graduates and guests are sat in different areas of the venue so please take this into consideration when purchasing tickets for children. Children must be supervised at all times.
Visa Invitation Letters
Once students have accepted their graduation invitation they will be able to request visa invitation letters for themselves. They may only request visa invitation letters for guests once they have purchased guest tickets.
All graduates must wear smart attire to their ceremony. Graduates not wearing the correct academic gown will not be presented for their award. Gowns should be ordered from the official gowning supplier.
The University's official photographer offers portrait and presentation photography services at graduation. Visit H Tempest's website for more information.
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
To ensure your day runs smoothly please ensure you read the Essential Information for Graduation September 2023 (Word doc 303k)
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 145,000 graduates strong from over 130 countires worldwide.
It's like the Students' Union for you after graduation, here to support you for life, in ways including professional networking, career support, invitations to professional and social events, help organising reunions, the offer of benefits and discounts, and much more.
Visit the Alumni webpage to discover more.
Please remember to update your contact details with the Alumni Association via the link above.
There are many ways to celebrate and things to do after your ceremony, including:
- Visit the post-ceremony drinks reception in the Harrison Library (Ambika Paul Building) to celebrate with family and friends.
- Explore the photo opportunities in the campus courtyard and capture your photo memories.
- Tag the University and the Alumni Association in your social media photos.
- Keep an eye on your email in the days after your ceremony for your graduate stage walk video clip and share this with all your family and friends. Remember to tag us!
- View University photos from your graduation day here
- Update your contact details with the University's Alumni Association, so that we can stay in touch and support you - update form
- Follow your University of Wolverhampton Alumni Association of social media.
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 souvenir of your special day.
Remember to tag your Alumni Association in any social media posts!