Part 5.5:The Award of Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates


Awards shall be authorised and conferred by the Senate (or by a nominee acting on behalf of the Senate) from the recommendations of the Boards of Examiners for taught programmes or the recommendations of Examiners of candidates for research degrees.


There will be Degree Ceremonies to which successfully awarded candidates will be invited.  These ceremonies shall be held at least once a year and be presided over by the Chancellor or, in their absence by the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive or, in their absence, by the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor or a Pro-Vice-Chancellor.


No person shall be allowed to attend a Degree Ceremony or to receive their Degree Certificate unless they have paid the invoiced tuition fees prescribed in accordance with the University’s Tuition Fee Policy.