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Awards and Graduations

Awards and Graduation

University of the Highlands and Islands students who have been confirmed as eligible for an award, and exiting the programme by the relevant Exam Board, will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony of their choosing.  Alternatively, students may choose not to attend any ceremony, and to graduate in absentia

Graduands will be notified of their eligible award, via email and letter, at the end of June/early July and will be asked to complete a short online form, where they can confirm their preferred name for their certificate, the address to which it should be posted, and whether they would prefer it printed in English or Gaelic.  Certificates cannot be issued until this has been completed.  Certificates will be issued following completion of the online form and endorsement of award by the Academic Council, which this year will be on 30 July 2017.    

Graduands will be provided with a schedule of graduation ceremonies and asked to confirm at which ceremony and location they wish to graduate.  The selected academic partner will then be in touch directly, nearer the graduation date, to confirm the arrangements and details of the day.

Students successfully completing resits over the summer will not receive their certificate until they have been confirmed as eligible for an award, and exiting the programme by the relevant Exam Board, and completed the online form.   Following endorsement of award by the Academic Council, certificate will be issued shortly after 30 September 2017.

Certificates will be mailed directly to students by the student records office, by recorded delivery, and are not presented at graduation ceremonies.

Graduation ceremonies usually take place between July and October.  A list of graduation ceremony dates in 2017 will be published here once they have been confirmed.

I have lost/damaged my University of the Highlands and Islands certificate

Your award certificate is a unique and valuable document, which should be carefully preserved by its recipient.  The loss or destruction of a certificate is a serious matter and a duplicate will only be issued at the discretion of the University of the Highlands and Islands.  The University reserves the right not to issue a duplicate.

Under no circumstances will the University issue additional copies or duplicate certificates to any applicant who is holding an original certificate.  An additional duplicate certificate will not be issued where a previous duplicate certificate has already been issued.

Students can apply for a replacement certificate by requesting an application form from the Student Records Office SRO@uhi.ac.uk.  An administration charge of £35 (incl VAT) will apply to the processing of the application.  Payment can be made online at www.uhi.ac.uk/en/payments/certificates or by cheque, made payable to the University of the Highlands and Islands.