If you attend your graduation ceremony in person and providing you have no outstanding debt to the university you will receive your certificate. If you do not attend, your certificate will be posted out to you the week after the ceremony, provided you have registered through MAP stating 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 certificatefrom The Hub in the main building. The date certificates can be collected is 1st of the month following the ceremonies. If you elect another person to collect the certificate for you, they must have signed authorisation from you and show their identification when they collect the certificate on your behalf.
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 university validates the certificate at the ceremony and will not be given out until this has been done.
If you wish to use DHL courier for delivery of your certificate once it leaves Aston there is a cost of £50 and you will be given unique tracking number to monitor its progress step by step. Do not make payment until your School have confirmed your eligibility. To make use of this service please visit here and then forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org who will arrange delivery of your certificate after your award.
It would be highly recommended that you use this service if you want your certificate to be posted overseas and it would be helpful to advise us at least 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.