Graudands in Canterbury Cathedral cloisters


Graduating from the University of Kent

Welcome to the Congregations pages, which contain information about graduating from the University of Kent. Select 'Guide to Graduating' above to see a checklist of what you'll need to do, or scroll down for key milestones, information for your guests, and our honorary graduates page.

Due to graduate this July?

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the graduation ceremonies due to take place this July in Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals, have been postponed. 

More information

Ceremony dates

The dates for November 2020 are now available. 

View ceremony dates

Invitations and registering to attend

We will send the official invitation to your graduation ceremony by email, to both your Kent and personal (as on the Student Data System) email addresses. 

What to do when you receive your invitation
A graduand shaking hands with the Presiding Officer

Graduation information for guests

Lemn Sissay awaiting the conferral of his honorary degree, Canterbury Cathedral dais

I am British. I am Ethiopian. I am a Northerner. I am a human, being the best I can be.

Lemn Sissay MBE, Honorary Doctor of Letters