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Legal name

There are strict rules governing your legal name which should appear in full on your certificate as on other legal documents, i.e. passport.

Check your legal name on KentVision - this is how it will be printed on your certificate

If it is correct? You do not need to do anything further regarding your legal name. 

If it is not correct, you must contact the Central Student Administration Office (CSAO). 

You must contact CSAO with a copy of your passport if your legal name is wrong before the deadline listed above. If you submit a name change after your ceremony, your certificate will not be reprinted. 

The deadline for changing your name for the July 2023 ceremonies is Friday 16 June.

Please note if you were due to graduate in ceremonies earlier this year, this is not applicable. If you want to change which names are read out at your ceremony, please email us.

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