2020 graduations

There will be no in-person graduations in 2020, with both our June and November ceremonies postponed until summer 2021. This decision follows government advice on COVID-19. We recognise this news is disappointing but our primary concern remains the health and safety of our students, their guests and our staff.

We are incredibly proud of your achievements and you will still receive your award and transcripts. We are also looking forward to welcoming you and your loved-ones back to campus in late June 2021 for your graduation ceremony, subject to government guidance and public health advice at that time.

Graduation in absentia

Whilst the University has cancelled all 2020 graduation ceremonies following the advice of the UK and Scottish Governments, you will still graduate – though in absentia.

November 2020 graduates: Students will receive their letter of awards electronically and their award documentation, including award certificates, via post.

June 2020 graduates: Award letters and electronic transcripts in PDF have now been emailed to all graduates. If you have not received these documents, emailed on June 23, then please contact ask@stir.ac.uk. The University is finalising the printing of all award documents, including your certificate. You will receive an email notification once your documents have been posted. 

Rescheduled ceremonies

The Class of 2020 will be invited to celebrate their achievements at a ceremony in late June 2021, subject to government guidance and public health advice at that time. Planning is ongoing and further details on the ceremonies and the registration process will be made available in the coming months.

Graduation ball

All Graduation Ball tickets for Summer 2020 graduates have been automatically refunded. You do not need to do anything. Refunds have now been credited to the card or account used to make the payment. If you have any queries on this please contact events@stir.ac.uk.

We plan to hold a Graduation Ball to coincide with rescheduled ceremonies. We’ll keep you updated as our plans take shape.

Academic dress and photography

If you’ve hired academic dress and/or booked photography with Ede & Ravenscroft, they will move your booking. Once a rescheduled date is confirmed, contact them with your details. 

If you would rather have a refund, contact Ede & Ravenscroft now. You will need your student ID and the booking reference in your confirmation email.

Contact Ede and Ravenscroft

Booked accommodation

If you have booked accommodation at the Stirling Court Hotel or in University accommodation, you can cancel for a full refund. This applies whether you have booked directly with the University, or via a booking site.

To cancel your direct booking, contact stirlingvenues@stir.ac.uk with your details. The card used to purchase the accommodation will be refunded in full. This is taking some time given the circumstances, though we will do it as quickly as possible.

If you booked through a third-party, you should contact them directly.

Travel costs and visas

We understand that cancelling the ceremony might have affected travel plans. As the outbreak is outside of the University’s control, we cannot offer compensation for the resulting extra costs. You should contact your travel provider and insurance company for advice.

If your visa has expired by the time a future ceremony has been rescheduled, you will need to apply for a new one. Anyone attending a ceremony will need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa.

Any student queries relating to academic awards, transcripts, press list etc. should be directed to ask@stir.ac.uk