Once you have been awarded and all validation checks have been made, you will receive a personalised link which will allow you to order your degree certificate online and track the progress of your order. 


Postgraduate students will also usually receive a diploma supplement with their certificate.  The diploma supplement provides additional information about your degree, including module grades.

Undergraduate students will also usually receive a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) upon graduation.  The HEAR is an electronic document only and graduands will receive an email inviting them to register to receive the HEAR prior to graduation. The HEAR provides additional information about your degree, including module grades.

Please note, if you do not order your certificate via MAP, you will not receive your certificate as we do not know the correct address to post the certificate to.

If you have outstanding debts to the University the certificate will not be available until all debts are cleared.


You can order your graduation photographs from Ede & Ravenscroft at www.gownhire.co.uk. You will be required to set up a profile using your email address (it is preferable for you to use a personal email address, as your University email address will be closed once you have graduated).

After your graduation ceremony you can have formal photographs taken in our studios in the main building. You will then be sent an email that prompts you to visit Photoweb.

On Photoweb you can choose your images from your studio session, complete orders and place extra orders for further prints, packs and frames.

Photographs taken on the stage can be purchased on the day and will also be emailed, by Ede & Ravenscroft, to all graduates following the ceremony. 

Aston's Alumni

Graduating in 2020? Welcome to the Aston Alumni Community!

When you graduate, you officially become an Aston alumnus, joining a 95,000 strong community of Aston alumni who live and work all over the globe.

Being an alumni has many perks, such as:

  • Invitations to exclusive events and reunions taking place at locations all over the world;
  • Careers support for up to three years after you graduate;
  • Alumni communications to keep you updated, including our vibrant annual magazine.

Don’t miss out!

We can’t stay in touch if we don’t know where you are. Please be sure to update your contact details with us when they change by emailing alumniinfo@aston.ac.uk, calling +44 (0) 121 204 4554, or by using our web form at www.aston.ac.uk/alumni-update  

Keep in touch and follow us on social media for exclusive content!

  • Facebook: AstonUniversityAlumni   
  • LinkedIn: Aston University Alumni
  • Twitter: @astonalumni
  • Website: www.aston.ac.uk/alumni/


BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) can offer students and graduates a great package of intensive start-up support for new ventures. Successful participants benefit from a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, tailored mentoring, grant and office space at Birmingham Innovation Campus, Aston. There is no cost to join the BSEEN Programme. BSEEN, financed by the European Regional Development Fund, is a collaborative initiative between Aston University, Birmingham City University, Newman University and University College Birmingham.

For further details, please email bseen@aston.ac.uk or visit www.b-seen.biz


Your journey with Aston doesn’t end on graduation day; we have a team of friendly and experienced careers professionals who can help you to prepare for your next challenge - starting your career. You will be able to access our service for up to 3 years after you graduate.

The team can provide support with:

  • exploring your career options
  • identifying your skills from your experience
  • helping you find vacancies in the UK and abroad
  • working abroad, volunteering, or working for yourself
  • researching alternative options such as considering further study

You can carry on accessing Aston Futures, our online portal. Just complete the ‘Graduate Registration’ using your personal email to carry on using the service and viewing all of the opportunities posted by employers actively looking to recruit Aston graduates.

Keeping in touch and registering for a graduate account on Aston Futures will also give you access to the latest news, events and opportunities in our careers newsletters.

We can help you to secure paid opportunities to give you graduate level experience to progress your career. You can use Aston Futures to apply for the latest vacancies, or send us your CV and we will match you to an opportunity, email employerteam@aston.ac.uk

To speak to us about any of the services available to you as an Aston graduate, call on 0121 204 4757, email careers@aston.ac.uk, or drop by Careers+Placements. We are located above the Main Building Reception, on the first floor South Wing and open from 9.00am-4.30pm Monday to Friday all year round.