Students waiting to graduate inside the Cathedral


Graduating at 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.  


Congregation ceremony dates

Dates for the July 2024 ceremonies have been released.

Ceremony dates

Graduating in July?

Please check our July graduation webpages for the latest updates about your ceremony. 

July 2024 graduations

Messages to your friends and family

Did you miss the graduation launch events? Well don't worry as you can now upload your message and a photo from your time at Kent.  


Information Guides

Your relevant information guides can be found by following the link below.

Information Guides

Featured story

Image of graduates outside Canterbury Cathedral

Support at ceremonies

Follow a Kent graduate on his journey during his ceremony

Lemn Sissay MBE in Canterbury Cathedral
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

Honorary graduates

The University of Kent confers honorary degrees on distinguished individuals from many walks of life who have made a significant contribution to society.