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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 by 11 March. 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

Your ceremony time and information regarding extra tickets will be released by 29 March.

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 complete the application form to let us know you will not be attending. We will contact you to check that we have the correct delivery address for your certificate and offer you the chance to order for DHL delivery (international only) or to collect it in person from King’s Gate

The application form will also let you defer your ceremony to the December  2024.

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.

To apply to be student orator, please complete this application form. Applications close 11 March.



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