Graduation ceremony


Graduation 2020

In the light of the unprecedented COVID19 crisis, we have taken the decision to postpone the graduation ceremonies scheduled for July 2020. We know this will be disappointing news, but we hope you will understand the reason for our decision. 

We have postponed our summer and winter graduation ceremonies until 2021. In addition to this, if you are completing this summer, we will also be arranging a special online celebration to mark your achievements – further details will be released after results notification day on 20 July.

Certificates and transcripts will be sent in the post during August and September and we will contact you via LJMU Connect, our alumni platform with details of celebrations next year.

If you already booked your gown hire and photography for July, these can be rescheduled in due course at no additional cost. 

We have published some FAQs on graduation below. 

Thank you for your understanding with this decision. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with you in due course.

If you have any queries please get in touch with us:

For queries regarding gown hire please contact: Ede & Ravenscroft

For queries regarding DVDs and Digital Handshake Photographs please contact:

Graduation FAQs

How can I claim back travel costs already paid for?

We recommend you contact the relevant supplier for their cancellation terms and conditions, many are allowing you to refund or rebook even if their regular terms at the time of booking did not allow for this.

Will certificates be sent out in the normal period in order to present for graduate jobs?  

We are unable to confirm this until we know the final arrangements for access to our facilities so the printing can be done but please be assured your certificate will be made available to you as soon as possible. A certificate is a legal document and cannot be sent electronically. However, we are able to provide verification of awards by email to third parties – i.e. another university for higher study, a potential employer or embassy, but this will be done without official University stamps and signatures.

I have not yet registered, can I still register for the rescheduled date?

You will be able to, but not at the moment. You will be invited to register once the new dates are available. Please ensure your contact details are up to date and register with LJMU Connect.

Will I still be classed as a graduate, as forward planning to work abroad when allowed to do so?

Once you have completed and the awards verified you will be a graduate. Awards will be granted in absentia.

Will the rescheduled ceremony still be in the Cathedral?  

We certainly hope so but cannot guarantee this as it will depend on availability of the venues.

I have not booked my gown and photography yet, should I do it now?  

No, please wait until the ceremonies are rescheduled.


In the event that any or all of the graduation ceremonies have to be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of Liverpool John Moores University, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the said cancellations, rescheduling or postponement.