Research students will automatically receive an email from the University with instructions on how to book their degree ceremony once they have been granted Leave to Supplicate. If you do not receive an invitation within a week of receiving your Leave to Supplicate, please contact the Development Office on

At the present time, it is still possible for research students to book an in absentia degree conferral in the usual way, through the Student Self Service portal. You will receive an invitation to do this as described above. Research students seeking to have their degrees conferred in person should contact the Development Office. 

Please make sure that your contact details on the Student Self Service system are up to date in order to receive the degree certificate at the correct address. If you would like your degree certificate to be posted to a different address, please email us at and we will make sure that it is sent to the address you want. 

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the requirement to submit a hard copy of your thesis prior to degree conferral has been suspended. Research graduands must still submit an electronic copy of their thesis by 5 days before the ceremony, or the conferral may be cancelled.


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