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Congregations

Summer 2024

The Summer 2024 ceremonies are primarily for students finishing courses between December 2023 and June 2024. They will take place between 8 - 19 July 2024.

All eligible students have been emailed their congregation date. You can see the full schedule below:

Congregations Schedule Summer 2024

A group of graduates

Booking Your Place

If you are expected to complete your course by June 2024, we have emailed you an application form to complete, if you have not received this form, please contact us.

Your graduate ticket and up to two guest tickets are free of charge.

All tickets include:

  • entry to the Congregation Ceremony
  • a ceremony programme (1 per graduate and 1 per 2 guests)
  • entry to the post-ceremony reception

Eligibility:

To be eligible to graduate at these ceremonies, you must complete your course and appear on a pass list by Tuesday 25 June 2024.
If you have debts to the University, these must be reduced to under £100 by 25 June in order to attend your ceremony and must be cleared completely for you to receive your parchment (certificate).

If you do not wish to attend:
Please let us know you will not be attending, we can then confirm that we have the correct delivery address for your certificate and offer you the chance to order for DHL delivery or to collect it in person.

Visa Invitation Letter

If you need an invitation letter to your ceremony, to support a visa application for you or your guests, complete the visa letter request form.

Student Orator

We appoint one Student Orator for each Congregation ceremony. The orator speaks at their ceremony on behalf of their cohort of students.

If you are chosen, you'll provide an invaluable contribution to the day. You'll help to make it unique and memorable for everyone there. It will be an unforgettable experience for you - and one which will enhance your CV.

Student Orators are awarded a certificate in recognition of their contribution, and a studio photography package with our official photographers free of charge.

We welcome applications from all students attending the Congregations. Academic performance is not taken into account when we choose the Orator.

Applications have now closed. Please contact the congregations team if you are interested in the orator position.

 

 

I would like to comment that the student speech was exceptional and being a student at Newcastle had clearly meant a lot to her. She could not have summed up student life and experiences any better.

Graduation Guest

Extra Tickets

Most ceremonies are already close to capacity so there will only be very limited extra tickets available within the ceremony venue (King’s Hall).

Most extra guest tickets will be for the Live Screening Venue. This is a lecture theatre within the same building as the ceremony venue (Armstrong Building) where guests will be able to enjoy the live streaming of the ceremony on large screens. 

All extra guest tickets cost £5 and also provide entry to the post-ceremony reception.

Each graduate is only permitted to purchase up to 2 extra guest tickets from the first release. If there are any remaining following the first release, you will have the opportunity to purchase further guest tickets from Monday 13 May onwards.

 

Ticket Release Schedule

Extra guest tickets will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis

You will be able to purchase tickets via web links below:

Please see the Congregations Schedule Summer 2024 for the date and time of your ceremony.

Ticket release schedule
Monday 8 July     Monday 15 July  
C01 9:30AM School of Medicine    C24 9:30AM School of Engineering 
C02 11:30AM School of Medicine    C25 11:30AM School of Engineering 
C03 1:30PM School of Medicine    C26 1:30PM School of Engineering 
C04 3:30PM School of Psychology    C27 3:30PM School of Engineering 
C05  5:30PM School of Psychology    Tuesday 16 July  
Tuesday 9 July     C28 9:30AM School of Pharmacy / Population Health Sciences Institute 
C06 9:30AM Newcastle Law School/ School of Geography, Politics and Sociology    C29 11:30AM School of Computing 
C07 11:30AM

Newcastle Law School 

 

C30

1:30PM

School of Computing 

C08 1:30PM School of Geography, Politics and Sociology    C31 3:30PM School of Computing / School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics 
C09 3:30PM School of Geography, Politics and Sociology    C32 5:30PM School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics 
C10 5:30PM School of Geography, Politics and Sociology    Wednesday 17 July  
Wednesday 10 July     C33 9:30AM School of Dental Sciences 
C11 9:30AM School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics / School X    C34 11:30AM

School of Biomedical, Nutritional & Sport Sciences 

C12 11:30AM School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics    C35 1:30PM School of Biomedical, Nutritional & Sport Sciences 
C13 1:30PM School X    C36 3:30PM School of Biomedical, Nutritional & Sport Sciences 
C14 3:30PM School X / School of Modern Languages    C37 5:30PM School of Biomedical, Nutritional & Sport Sciences / Translational and Clinical Research Institute / Biosciences Institute 
C15 5:30PM School of Modern Languages    Thursday 18 July  

Thursday 11 July

  
  C38 9:30AM School of Arts and Cultures 
C16 9:30AM Newcastle University Business School    C39 11:30AM School of Arts and Cultures 
C17 11:30AM Newcastle University Business School    C40 1:30PM School of Arts and Cultures / School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape 
C18 1:30PM Newcastle University Business School / School of History, Classics and Archaeology    C41 3:30PM School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape 
C19 3:30PM School of History, Classics and Archaeology    C42 5:30PM School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape 
Friday 12 July     Friday 19 July  
C20 9:30AM Newcastle University Business School    C43 9:30AM School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 
C21 11:30AM Newcastle University Business School    C44 11:30AM School of Natural and Environmental Sciences 
C22 1:30PM Newcastle University Business School / School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences    C45 1:30PM School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

C23

3:30PM School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences    C46 3:30PM

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences