Class of 2020

Graduation ceremony update for the Class of 2020

We appreciate that many of you, like us, were looking forward to the opportunity to celebrate your success and achievement in person with your family, friends, colleagues and lecturers this year and may be disappointed by the news that the July graduation ceremonies will be virtual.  

We understand the pandemic has affected everyone differently, and we therefore wanted to organise a graduation ceremony that all our graduates would feel comfortable attending. As the safety of our community has been, and always will be, our top priority, we concluded that the best and safest way to do so at the current time is to hold our ceremonies virtually.

If you would prefer to defer your ceremony to attend in person then you will be given the opportunity to do so. Due to the uncertainty of the current situation, it is not possible for us to predict when physical ceremonies may take place. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority and ceremonies will be scheduled only once it is safe to do so.

We will be contacting you shortly to confirm your preferred choice. You will be able to choose to either

1. Attend a virtual ceremony in July 2021


2. Choose to defer your ceremony until a physical ceremony can be organised. 

To ensure that you receive communications about your graduation ceremony please check that your contact details are up to date via e:Vision.

Regardless of your choice, we’re looking forward to inviting you all back for an on campus reunion so we can celebrate your successes together in person at a later date.

We have put together some FAQs for the class of 2020 and we will continue to update these pages when information is confirmed.

Certificate information

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a delay in producing and issuing hard-copy certificates and transcripts.

The printing and posting of hard-copy certificates and transcripts from the April, July and September 2020 Awards Boards, has now been completed. Documents have been posted, by registered delivery, to your home address as listed on eVision. Documents for ARU London and Arden students have been sent to your institution for distribution.

Certificates and transcripts from the November Awards Board will be sent out in the new year. Please ensure your Home address on eVision is correct and up to date.

From your eVision account you are also able to download a PDF of your transcript (which is available under the results tab) Should you require confirmation of the conferment of your award to be sent to a third party (such as an employer or educational establishment) please contact including your ARU SID. Please email if you have not received your certificate or if you have any questions regarding your certificate or transcript.

Messages for the Class of 2020

You have achieved your award in the most unprecedented of times, and we couldn't be prouder of you, so some ARU staff would like to share their messages of congratulations with you.