If you attend your graduation ceremony in person then providing you have no outstanding debt to the University you will receive your certificate in person. If you do not attend, your certificate will be posted out to you by recorded delivery the week after the ceremony provided you have registered through MAP, stated that you will not be attending and confirmed your address. Otherwise, your certificate will remain in the Registry Office until claimed.
Alternatively, you may arrange to collect your certificate from The Hub in the Main Building. The date certificates can be collected is Monday 1st August 2016. If you elect another person to collect the certificate for you, they must have signed authorisation from you to do so, and show their identification when they collect the certificate on your behalf.
A lot of graduates (who do not wish to attend their ceremony) request that their certificate be given to them before the ceremonies have taken place. This is not possible. The graduation ceremonies are 'awarding ceremonies' - this means that the Chancellor validates the certificates at the ceremony The certificates need to be validated before they can be given out.
If you wish to use DHL courier delivery for your certificate which allows you to track the location of your certificate once it has left Aston then there is a standard £50 charge. You should not pay this fee until your School have confirmed your award. To make use of this service please visit: https://www.payments.aston.ac.uk/WebPayV3/Default.aspx and then forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org who will arrange delivery of your certificate after your award has been conferred at the ceremonies.
We recommend that you use this service if you want your certificate to be posted overseas. If you wish to use this service, you must inform us 3 weeks before the ceremony start date.
There will be facilities to buy certificate frames on your ceremony day in the Main Building of Aston University.