Graduation Ceremonies 2020

Graduation 2020

Our graduation ceremonies mark a special time when we celebrate and recognise the success and achievements of our students. It is also an important occasion for all those who have encouraged and supported our students during their time here and every year we are delighted to welcome our students along with their families and friends to the celebrations at our campus.

Due to the continuing spread and impact of Covid-19 coronavirus, the University of Central Lancashire has announced the postponement of its July 2020 graduation ceremonies.

The ceremonies have been rescheduled for December when UCLan’s winter graduation will be extended into a two-week celebration. Final-year students will be informed of the revised ceremony dates once they have been confirmed in the near future, and we will look forward to welcoming everyone to campus to celebrate the achievements of our students in December 2020.

For our latest updates and full statement please visit our information page.


Ceremony Live Stream Videos

If you can't be with your family or friends at their ceremony, we are live streaming the events in the Mitchell and Kenyon lecture theatre in Foster Building. View the ceremony dates and times, along with the timetable for the ceremonies.

Share your day!

Tag your photo on twitter and Instagram using #UCLanGraduates and we’ll give you a free print of your post! Come find the social media team in the Foster Social Space to collect a fabulous memento of your day.

You can also follow us at @UCLan and @UCLanAlumni.

Venue Information

This year, the graduation ceremonies will take place on campus at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, whilst Graduate Registration and Robing will take place in the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC). On arrival, please proceed to the EIC and follow the signs to the Registration and ticket collection desk.

If you're driving, there are a few road closures around campus at the moment so we recommend leaving a bit of extra time for your journey.

Celebrate with Us

Following the ceremony, we invite graduates and their guests to join us in honouring the class of 2019.

Once the ceremony concludes, graduates and their guests will leave in a procession towards the Foster Social Space where a post-ceremony celebration event will take place for each ceremony.

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Alumni Network

Remember, you are always a part of UCLan. UCLan’s Alumni Network has lots of exciting opportunities that we’d like to keep in touch with you about. This ranges from University news and events, course information, professional development, careers support, as well as job opportunities, business support, fundraising and charitable activities.

We believe that our relationship with our graduates is lifelong and by completing the following form, and identifying your contact preferences, you are giving us consent to contact you until you tell us not to.

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Postgraduate Degrees

A postgraduate degree at UCLan can help you achieve your ambitions, whether that be enhancing your knowledge and skills in your degree subject or changing career direction in the future.

Don’t forget that as a UCLan graduate, you may be entitled to a discount on postgraduate course fees.


Lifelong careers

You can continue to access support from UCLan careers for as long as you need it.

Our online support allows you to:

  • Search for job opportunities
  • Ask a member of the Careers team a question
  • Online CV checks
  • Skype appointments
  • Access resources and recruitment tips

Contact the careers team:

Phone: +44 (0)1772 895858
Follow: @UCLanCareers

We have a Graduate Talent Programme which you can access as a UCLan graduate. Take advantage of free online graduate skills courses, access career coaching and mentoring and keep up to date with locate and national graduate opportunities. Join our dedicated Facebook page by visiting Graduate Talent Programme.

Business support

It doesn’t matter whether you have just graduated or you graduated 10 years ago, we can help you improve your enterprise skills and kick start your business idea. Located in the Media Factory our Business Incubation team offer a range of free or very low cost support services. These include:

Workshops and events – our regular workshop programme can help you to develop essential business skills. Hear from expert speakers on key business topics and make new connections at our monthly networking events.

Mentoring – Our experienced mentors can help you at every stage of your business journey from discussing your initial idea through to helping you to access a wide range of additional specialist support.

Business incubation facilities – Sign up for hot desk access or take a dedicated space in our business workspace in The Media Factory.  6 months free access for recent graduates.

Competitions and funding – we run our own Propeller Enterprise Award scheme for recent graduates to help you get your business idea off the ground.

Online Learning – our online learning platform enables you to tap into essential business start-up knowledge from anywhere in the world; whether to complement or as an alternative to our face to face support.

Contact the Business Incubation team:

Phone: +44 (0)1772 895950
Follow: @UCLanPropeller


Graduation Celebration