Graduation

Elements of the Cambridge degree ceremony have their origin amongst the earliest customs of the University some eight hundred years ago.

Graduation dates MA Graduations

Graduation

Elements of the Cambridge degree ceremony have their origin amongst the earliest customs of the University some eight hundred years ago.

Graduation dates MA Graduations

Graduation Ceremonies

Degrees are conferred by the University at a ceremony in the Senate House known as a Congregation. People due to take a degree (graduands) are presented for their degrees to the Vice-Chancellor (or deputy) by an officer of the College known as the Praelector.

The Praelector for Churchill College is Dr John Fawcett. Administrative assistance to the Praelector is provided by Stephanie Cook in the Tutorial Office.

Degree Ceremony Dates

Michaelmas Term 2018

Lent Term 2019

Easter Term 2019

 

Long Vacation 2019

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Graduate in absence

Please note that if your degree has not yet been approved, any confirmation you receive from Churchill College will be subject to your degree being approved by your Department at least one week before the chosen ceremony date; please also note that the College is not informed of this directly, so you must take responsibility for checking that you have been approved to graduate in time).

Contact

For any enquiries please contact Stephanie Cook, Tutorial Officer.

Stephanie Cook

Useful information

Please note: Graduands only need Senate House tickets for their guests.

Congregation Dress Code

The congregation dress code is a strict code. If graduands do not wear the prescribed dress they will be excluded from the Ceremony.

Details
The Graduation Ceremony

Details of the graduation ceremony. What you can expect as a graduand during the tradional Senate-House ceremony.

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MA Graduation

If you hold a Cambridge BA, you may proceed to the MA not less than six years from the end of your first term of residence, providing that you have held your BA degree for at least two years.

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MA Graduation

If you hold a Cambridge BA, you may proceed to the MA not less than six years from the end of your first term of residence, providing that you have held your BA degree for at least two years.

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College Conditions for Graduation

You cannot be awarded a degree until you have satisfied the necessary academic conditions. In addition, the following College Regulations apply to all students who wish to be presented for a degree:

9.4.6: Undergraduates shall deposit with the Bursar, earlier than three weeks before the General Admissions at which they intend to graduate, a sum estimated by the Bursar to cover the amount of their final bill up to graduation, less the Advance Deposit. The Bursar shall inform the Praelector of the names of all Undergraduates whose estimated account has not been paid.

9.5.1: A Junior Member whose College account has not been paid, or who has not paid the College the amount stated under Regulation 9.4.6, shall not proceed to a degree without the approval of Council.

The Graduation Ceremony

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