Graduates are provided with one original certificate following completion of their course and confirmation of their award by the examination board. 

At the time of issue all financial obligations to the University must have been met, otherwise the certificate will be withheld until the outstanding fees have been paid. Once the debt has been paid, please contact


Certificates are issued by one of the  following methods:  

  • posted to a graduate's 'home address' as detailed on their student record (this is not your term time or correspondence address) PLEASE NOTE IT IS THE GRADUATES' RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEIR CURRENT ADDRESS IS CORRECT ON E-VISION.
  • available for collection, on pre-arranged dates, in the week following the Summer Graduation Ceremonies. (This is still to be confirmed)
  • For students at overseas study centres; your parchment will be available to collect from your study centre directly. 


PLEASE NOTE:  You will receive an email when your certificate is due to be printed , this will give you the opportunity to do the following:

  • check your address and change it if necessary
  • choose to collect your certificate in person or have someone collect it on your behalf from the University's Gateway Reception, City Campus - Please note this service is not available at the present due to the ongoing global situation regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • select to have your certificate posted by DHL (tracked post) using the link provided in the email. 

Unless DHL posting has been selected all certificates are sent via 2nd class post or normal airmail. Please note post to overseas addresses can take up to 8 weeks to arrive from the date they are posted if normal airmail posting is used (this could take longer due to the  ongoing global situation regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19)

Obtaining a verified photocopy of your original certificate 

Graduates can only have one original certificate, however you can request a verified copy which will be sent to you via email.

To do this you must scan a copy of your certificate to and pay £5 via this link


Notarisation, Legalisation and the Apostille stamp - Please note this service is not available at the present due to the ongoing global situation regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19)

Notarisation is the legal form of certification, to certify that a document or signature is authentic.

Legalisation is the process by which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office attaches an apostille (certificate) to a UK public document.  Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a public document is genuine.  It does not authenticate the content of the document.  Legalisation is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK document to be used for official purposes in their country.  The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK. 

For further information please download (word) Notarisation, legalisation and the apostille stamp.