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Graduation ceremonies - January 2020

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Find answers to the most-commonly asked graduation ceremonies questions. This page will be frequently updated so remember to check back for the latest information.


Graduation ceremonies - January 2020

Our next graduation ceremonies will take place on 16 and 17 January 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre in Westminster. Bookings for January 2020 graduations have now closed.

Each academic department has been allocated to a specific ceremony date and time, details of which are listed below:

Thursday 16 January 2020
- 10am: Computing; Institute of Management Studies (IMS); Music; Psychology and Social; Therapeutic and Community Studies
- 2pm: Art; Design; Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE); Visual Cultures
- 6pm: Educational Studies

Friday 17 January 2020
- 10am: Media, Communications and Cultural Studies (MCCS); Politics and International Relations
- 2pm: Anthropology; English and Comparative Literature (ECL); History; Sociology; Theatre and Performance (TaP)

It is the responsibility of all students who are eligible to graduate in January 2020 to regularly check their university email accounts and this webpage for information regarding their upcoming graduation ceremony. The college will not be held responsible for students who do not access this information either online or via the university email accounts.

Information about student and guest tickets, and academic robes are listed on our FAQ section.


QEII Centre - Westminster

Why graduation ceremonies are taking place in Westminster

Graduations at Goldsmiths traditionally take place in the Great Hall of the Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) which is at the heart of the oldest part of our campus and was built 125 years ago. As with any historic space, issues can arise over time and while we have had an active maintenance programme in place for the Great Hall over recent years the need to refurbish the space is imperative.

As such a major safety and maintenance programme for the ceiling and roof space of the Great Hall is now underway. Owing to the complexity of the building this means the Great Hall will be closed until 2020.

QEII Centre and Palace of Westminster

Deferring your graduation until July 2020

While our first Goldsmiths graduation ceremonies at QEII Centre in Westminster in July 2019 were a great success we appreciate that a small number of students may be particularly keen to attend a ceremony here in New Cross.

For that reason and after consulting with the Students’ Union students who are due to graduate in January 2020 have the option to defer their graduation and instead attend a ceremony on campus in July 2020.

Students who wish to defer their graduation to July 2020 should contact the graduation team by emailing graduation ( confirming their intention to do so.

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