Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions in Western Australia, we have had to postpone face-to-face graduation ceremonies scheduled for December 2020. Students who are eligible to graduate will be graduated in absentia (without being present) at the first available date after their completion is confirmed and invited to attend a ceremony of their choosing within the next two years.
Your hardcopy award certificate will be posted to your Semester Address in studentConnect within 10 university working days of your in absentia graduation date. Certificates are posted by registered post within Australia, and DHL Courier for overseas, so allow at least 10 working days for delivery. You will also receive a digital testamur and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement via My eQuals within 48 hours of your in absentia conferral.
This decision has been made to ensure that our graduates are able to receive their confirmation of completion and continue with their career planning, while also recognising the importance of being able to have friends and family attend the face-to-face graduation ceremony event as a celebration, at a later time. Our highest priority is the safety of our staff, students, and the wider community.
There are a few important dates to be mindful of to make sure you can graduate on time.
Nominated completion period: When you enrol, you’re asked to nominate when you plan on completing your course. This lets us know when to send you an invitation to graduate.
Apply to graduate: When we send you an invitation to graduate, it’s important you apply on studentConnect before the deadline.
Confirmation of attendance: If you apply to graduate at a ceremony, we’ll send you another email to confirm the date and time of your ceremony, and ask you confirm that you’re able to attend.
Course completion: Your course needs to be completed by this date for you to be eligible to graduate – it can be affected by cross-institutional studies or and studying overseas in your last semester.
PhD or master's by research students: You must submit final version documents to the Graduate Research School before Friday 13 November 2020 to be eligible for the December 2020 in absentia conferral. Once your thesis has been classified as 'passed' or 'passed subject to correction', contact the Graduations team via askUWA.