If you attend your graduation ceremony you will, providing you have no outstanding debt to the University, 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.
Collection Of Certificate
Alternatively, you may arrange to collect your certificate from the HUB in the Main Building from (2015 dates to be confirmed). 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, there is a standard £50 charge.
YOU SHOULD NOT PAY THIS FEE UNTIL YOUR SCHOOL HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR AWARD TO YOU.
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.
There will be facilities to buy certificate frames on your ceremony day from 8.00am to 6.00pm in the Main Building of Aston University.