University Graduations and Award Ceremonies

Our graduation and award ceremonies are the highlight of the academic year where we recognise the achievements of our new graduates. It is also a wonderful opportunity to welcome and thank the families, friends and supporters of our graduates who, over many years, will have provided support and encouragement.

Ceremony locations

Our graduation and award ceremonies take place at multiple locations:

Canterbury Cathedral

The University has been privileged to use this historic venue since 1981, first as part of the Ceremonies held by the University of Kent and then from 1992 in our own right. Since then thousands of students have processed through the Nave and then, as their name is read out, have come forward before the assembled congregation to receive their award. At the Cathedral Church of Christ in Canterbury, after which our University is named, we award Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates (including Clinical Psychology).

Rochester Cathedral

Canterbury Christ Church University is fortunate to be able to hold its Graduation Ceremonies in the historic setting of Rochester Cathedral. Founded in 604AD by Bishop Justus, this awe-inspiring setting is England’s second oldest Cathedral. For our students studying at the Medway campus, we award Bachelors and Masters.

Augustine House

Award Ceremonies take place at the University’s award-winning building, Augustine House. This special day hosted at the University itself, is the perfect location to celebrate the achievement of our graduates.

Past ceremonies

January 2019

September 2018

Honorary Fellowships and Doctorates

Honorary Fellowships and Doctorates are awarded by the University in recognition of outstanding service, contributions or achievements in the fields of education or public life.

View the archive of Canterbury Christ Church University’s Honorary Doctors and Fellows.

Our Alumni

The graduation day marks the next stage of the journey together. Our students automatically become one of our alumni, joining a social and professional network of our graduates worldwide.

Staying in touch with each other is therefore really important to us. We can offer you a range of alumni services, which include discounts, continuing personal and professional development opportunities and the chance for you to support other students who are seeking to achieve a university qualification.

Visit our Alumni web pages for more information.

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