Certificates, transcripts and award letters

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As a graduate, you will receive a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate (issued separately) by post. If you require additional or replacement copies in the future, you can do so at a cost. Alternatively, employers can request verification of your award via HEDD.

Recent graduates and final year students

Replacement transcripts and confirmation of award

Update to our service

Due to Covid-19, we have had to make some changes to our Transcript & Confirmation of Award service. We will continue to receive requests and are able to provide digital transcripts and letters but we are unable to produce any hard copy documentation for the time being.

If you, your institution or workplace are happy to receive a digital copy directly from a Goldsmiths email address, please indicate this on your order form in the 'additional information' section. We will charge a reduced fee of £10.00 for a transcript and £5.00 for a letter.

If you still require a hard copy transcript and/or letter to be sent out, we can pre-prepare these documents in order to be sent out once we return to our offices. Unfortunately, we cannot yet advise when we may return. Please also indicate if you still require hard copies on in the ‘additional information’ section of the form.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to reassure you that we will continue to work as quickly as possible.

After leaving Goldsmiths you may need replacement transcripts or confirmation of your award. Enrolments & Records can prepare the following documents for you at a small cost.

How to order

Complete an order form and return to studentrecords (@gold.ac.uk).

You should allow 10-15 working days for your order to be processed. We are unable to offer a priority service.

We can provide:

Transcripts of results

Includes proof of final result and an official summary of the marks achieved per module.

Sending to the UK: £15 for the first copy and £5 for each additional copy

Sending overseas: £20 for the first copy and £5 for each additional copy

Standard confirmation of award

  • Confirmation of award letter
  • Confirmation of study letter
  • DOATAP Letter – specifically for Greek Authorities

Sending to the UK: £10 for the first copy and £5 per additional copy

Sending overseas: £15 for the first copy and £5 per additional copy

Certified copies of Goldsmiths documents

We can certify copies of certificates, transcripts and letters issued by Goldsmiths Registry. Copies must be provided to us.

Sending to the UK: £5 per certified copy

Sending overseas: £10 per certified copy

Completion of external forms and ad hoc letters | Certified Programme Specifications - £5

External forms and ad hoc letters can include:

  • Europass
  • Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) conversion
  • European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) equivalency
  • Royal College of Art (RCA)

Certified programme specifications available for 2014-15 entry onwards. Availability of handbooks prior to 2014 cannot be guaranteed, please email studentrecords (@gold.ac.uk) for further information.

Replacement Goldsmiths Diplomas

  • LASALLE
  • Foundation Certificates
  • Postgraduate Diplomas/Certificates

Sending to the UK: £30 (includes 'signed for' postage)

Sending overseas: £35 (includes 'international signed' postage)

Replacement degree certificates from University of London

Update to service

Due to Covid-19, the University of London (UoL) has closed all administration buildings in central London until at least 20 April. During this time the Diploma Production Office are unable to respond to email queries and will not be producing any replacement certificates.

The UoL apologise for any inconvenience caused but have made the decision to close for the safety of their staff. 

See the University of London website for updates on confirmed dates for when the buildings will re-open. 

Certificates are issued by the University of London, not Goldsmiths.

If you require a replacement certificate, please contact the University of London Diploma Production Department with details of your request via diploma.enquiries (@london.ac.uk) or +44 (0)20 7862 8303.

Please ensure you provide your full name, date of birth, the full title of the programme, the institution of study (as part of the University of London) and awarding year, indicating if the certificate was lost or destroyed.

If you require a replacement diploma issued by Goldsmiths (eg. LASALLE degree, postgraduate diploma/certificate, foundation certificate) please see the information provided under 'replacement transcripts and confirmation of award' above.

Study Abroad & Erasmus

If you were on the Study Abroad or Erasmus programme at Goldsmiths and require a transcript, please follow the guidance above under 'Replacement transcripts and confirmation of award'.

Third-party enquirers, employers and agencies

Update to service

Due to Covid-19, we may not be able to complete degree enquiries via HEDD for older graduate cohorts since we aren’t able to access physical archives. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For all third-party enquiries, please contact Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) who provide an online verification service to verify Goldsmiths, University of London awards and student status.

The online verification service allows registered enquirers to verify data provided by applicants, e.g. name, date of birth, institution, year of the award, qualification, classification, etc.

The system has been developed by Graduate Prospects, in consultation with universities, employers and screening agencies. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and launched by Graduate Prospects, HEDD is now being rolled out to institutions across the UK HE sector.

Please note this service is only for registered third-parties. Alumni and current students who require printed confirmation of their award or studies should follow the guidelines under 'replacement transcripts and confirmation of award' above.

How to make an enquiry

Before making an enquiry you will need to register with HEDD. To make an enquiry,

  • select 'Goldsmiths' from the list of UK HE institutions
  • choose the option to 'verify...'
  • enter the individual's name, date of birth, course and qualification
  • provide written consent from the student

For graduates, you will also need to enter their year of award and degree result. If you require dates of attendance, please request these at the time of making the enquiry. 

We recommend that you ask graduates to show their degree certificate and use that as the basis of your verification enquiry, otherwise, ask individuals to provide you with their data as they believe it's recorded on the Student Records System. The enquiry will be made available to the Enrolments and Records team at Goldsmiths for manual verification, with a five working day turnaround time.

Charges start from £12 per enquiry. If you require further assistance, please email heddhelp (@prospects.ac.uk).