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Data Protection

The University will use your contact details to keep you informed of initiatives relating to your time at the University e.g. careers services or postgraduate studies, as well as to provide details of the Alumni Association.

If you do not wish to receive these communications please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer at DPOfficer@chi.ac.uk.

All eligible finalists, whether attending or not attending a graduation ceremony, will be able to consent to the following:

  • Inclusion of their name and award title (but not classification) in the University's graduation programme
  • Printing of their name on the graduation hoodie
  • Inclusion of their name and award title (but not classification) in the Chichester Observer newspaper
  • To receive information about University of Chichester Students’ Union Graduation events

You will be able to opt in to any of the above by ticking the applicable boxes on your Registration and Ticket Application Form.

Alternatively send details in writing or by email to the Graduation Office by 28 June 2021 for August ceremonies and 31 August 2021 for October ceremonies.

All eligible and provisionally eligible students will have their full names, student numbers, awards of study (but not classification) and ceremony details sent to William Northam via encrypted email. This process occurs to speed up the booking process for robes and photography, ensuring that William Northam have the correct robe details for graduates. This is carried out under the legal basis of legitimate interest. If you don’t want your details sent to William Northam you will need to contact graduation@chi.ac.uk before you receive the graduation invitation to request this. You can also email the same address after you have received your invitation to request to have your details removed.

There will be a University photographer present at the event and any photographs taken may appear in University printed publications, our website and social media for publicity and marketing. If you do not want your photograph taken please let the photographer know.

Live streaming

Students, guests and staff attending graduation should be aware that degree and award congregations are regarded as public events.

All of our August graduation ceremonies will be broadcasted live on our website at https://www.chi.ac.uk/about-us/events/graduation and can be watched via the internet. The live feed screen will appear automatically at the beginning of each ceremony.

If you have any concerns about this please contact graduation@chi.ac.uk.

Alumni Community

All student leavers will have the opportunity to become members of the University’s Alumni Community.

Finalists will be contacted before Graduation and you will be able to ‘opt in’ to having your name, contact information and award title used in commemorative publicity material and/or added to the Alumni database.

For full details of how your personal data will be used please visit our Alumni website.

You will have the opportunity to unsubscribe in all email correspondence and/or may withdraw from these communications at any time by contacting alumni@chi.ac.uk.

A copy of the University’s data protection policy is available on our Data Protection page

Contact

If you require more information, have any queries or need further advice regarding the use of your personal data for graduation purposes, you can email the graduation office at graduation@chi.ac.uk.