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Ceremony dates and times

Invitations to attend graduation ceremonies will be sent to students via email to their University accounts. If you think you will be eligible to graduate this year with an undergraduate award and haven’t received an invitation by 29 March 2019 or for postgraduate awards by 5 July 2019 please email with your name and student number immediately so that we can follow this up.

How will I know the time, date and venue of my ceremony?

The date and venue of your ceremony will depend on which level of study you are on.

This year’s graduation ceremonies will take place at the Chichester Festival Theatre on 18 August 2019 and Chichester Cathedral on 24 and 25 October 2019.

The date and time of your ceremony are given on your ChiView Graduation page. This will appear after the invitations have been sent.

Eligible graduands cannot choose which ceremony to attend other than the one assigned to their specific award.

Undergraduate ceremonies

18 August 2019, Chichester Festival Theatre

Ceremony 1   9.30am

  • Institute of Sport                        

Ceremony 2   11.30am

  • Business School
  • Childhood, Social Work and Social Care
  • Psychology and Counselling

Ceremony 3   2.00pm

  • Creative and Digital Technologies
  • Dance
  • English, History and Theology
  • Education and Teaching                        

Ceremony 4   4.00pm

  • Fine Art
  • Music and Musical Theatre
  • Theatre

Postgraduate ceremonies

24 and 25 October 2019, Chichester Cathedral

Thursday 24 October 2019


Ceremony 1   12.00pm              

  • Business School
  • Dance
  • English, History and Theology

Ceremony 2   2.00pm                

  • Creative and Digital Technologies
  • Music and Musical Theatre
  • Institute of Sport (incl MSci awards)


Friday 25 October 2019


Ceremony 3   11.30am

  • Childhood, Social Work and Social Care
  • Fine Art
  • Theatre
  • PGCE Primary
  • School Direct Primary
  • SCITT Primary                                                   

Ceremony 4   1.30pm

  • Psychology and Counselling (incl MSci awards)
  • PGCE Secondary
  • School Direct Secondary
  • SCITT Secondary                                                   

Ceremony 5   3.30pm

  • PGCiPP National Award for SENCO
  • Education Masters

If you are not attending

If you are receiving an undergraduate award in 2019 and are unable to attend you may defer your attendance until 2020. Please do this by completing your graduation booking form.

If you wish to graduate in absentia (receive your award but not attend your ceremony). Please do this by completing your graduation booking form.

A section on the form relates to the use of your personal information by the University, so it is important for you to complete this.

Your certificate will be posted to you after the graduation ceremonies have taken place.

If you need your certificate in advance please contact the Examinations Team at