Award Certificates

Your Certificate (Parchment)

Parchment is the word which the University uses to mean your certificate. Your parchment is an official document which proves you have a Newcastle University qualification.

We’ll produce your parchment 2-6 weeks after your final results have been awarded. If you receive your final results near the time of a graduation ceremony your degree parchment will be ready for you to collect on the day. If you receive your final results at any other time of year, we will contact you by email with options for delivery/collection.

Appearance of names on parchments

Your name will appear on your parchment exactly as it appears in the University records. We print your surname in capital letters.

Parchment Security

Each parchment is unique. All parchments contain parchment security features (PDF: 135KB) to prevent fraudulent use. Although the University’s trading name is Newcastle University, the name University of Newcastle upon Tyne is still used on degree parchments.

What to do if you haven't received your parchment

  • Up to 6 weeks after you've completed your award
    Sit tight – it could take this long to reach you.