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Registering for your ceremony
You will receive the deadline for registration in your official invitation which will be sent out in advance of your ceremony.

Invitations will be sent to your Kent and personal email addresses. Please ensure you check your junk/spam box; sometimes our email ends up in there.

Please register before the deadline, however we advise that you register as soon as you receive your invitation as there is a limited capacity in the Cathedral and if this reaches the limit before the deadline then your ceremony will be automatically closed and you may not be able to attend. The deadline to confirm your registration will be confirmed when you receive your invitation. 

This includes if you wish to defer or graduate in absentia.

You must register, even if you are not attending or if you think you may not complete successfully. Please note if you do not register for your ceremony on Tempest you will be automatically conferred in absentia and will not be able to attend a ceremony in the future.


Your options are to:

  • attend
  • defer (postpone until the next available ceremony, please note you will not receive your certificate until this time),
  • graduate in absentia (graduate without physically attending, this means you will not be able to attend a ceremony in the future for this award).
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