Congregations

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 release your electronic degree certificate to you through the Digitary CORE portal. Digitary CORE is a secure and trusted provider of electronic documents. This will happen 2-6 weeks after your final results have been awarded. The paper copy of your certificate will be produced at the same time.

If you receive your final results near the time of a graduation ceremony or shortly before the July 2021 graduation photography events, your degree certificate 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.

Electronic Documents

Students who graduate from July 2018 onwards will also receive an electronic Degree Certificate and Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). All documents are issued via Digitary CORE.

An email will be sent to your University email address to let you know when documents have been issued to you. Simply click on the link provided and follow the instructions.

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.