Graduation and Alumni


Graduation ceremonies take place during April (one day, open to all – usually anyone whose course ended in January), July (on one day which is only open to International and Postgraduate students) and November (during a whole week). Graduation ceremonies are normally held in the Cathedral.  A number of Academic staff attend the ceremonies so please discuss this with your line manager for local policy and dress requirements. Students must register online (even if they do not plan to attend an award ceremony, so that arrangements can be made for them to receive their award by post after the ceremony). Potentially eligible students will be sent an email with instructions on how to register. Any queries please contact


For graduates and former students the University has developed an Alumni community – Friends of Coventry University (FOCUS). This is a great community where students can relive old memories, get the latest news about the university, attend alumni events and get involved in university activities.


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