Certificates and Transcripts


Your certificate will show the name that you have registered with the University, the Award that you have achieved, the grade that you have attained (if applicable), the date that your award was conferred at an Assessment Board, the date that it was issued and your Student ID.

Your transcript shows the same, but also has additional information including your date of birth, the modules you studied and the marks that you have achieved. It is very important to note that your official document(s) show the name that you have registered with the University and your course information. If there are any errors (e.g. misspelling, missing name), please contact us as a matter of urgency as changes cannot be made once your final award has been conferred at an Assessment Board.

The Bologna Process introduced the concept of the Diploma Supplement which is intended to provide information on the level and nature of the higher education (HE) qualifications attained by students in Europe and set them in the overall national qualifications framework.

The University, along with many others, is not yet in a position to provide the full Diploma Supplement but much of the information which it contains is already present in the certificate and transcripts which you will receive.

Further information on the contents of your programme of study can be obtained from the University’s Modules and Programmes database Please note this will take you to the Modules and Programmes database with general read only access for Students. Here you will find details of the course and modules studied, including the aims and objectives of the course and the learning outcomes of the course and modules.

By adding this information to your certificate and transcript you will have a full set of information to match the European standards.

The Assessment and Awards Unit produces certificates and/or transcripts for all awarded students of the University following its Assessment Boards. The boards are held at regular intervals throughout the academic year.

The documents are usually distributed to students at, or following, the University’s graduation ceremonies.

Following the ceremonies, all the remaining documentation is posted out via Royal Mail to students unless requested otherwise via the Graduation System.

If we do have to send out your documentation, it is sent to the registered home address on your student record. If you wish to request to have it sent elsewhere, or picked up by a third party, you can request this by logging into the Graduation System and registering your details.

You may be able to receive your certificate and/or transcript prior to the appropriate graduation ceremony. Please see our website for more information

All students are permitted to print off a copy of their online results which can be stamped, signed and authenticated by the University as a true and accurate reflection of the award/ credit achieved. Please contact your Campus Advice Zone. A letter outlining the timescales and production of the University’s official documentation is available here.

No. As per University policy, you will not receive your certificate and/or transcript if you have an outstanding debt owed to the University. This will also apply to you if you become a debtor after registering for your ceremony. If you believe you currently owe a debt to the University, we would advise that you contact the Finance Department on 01443 483340 as soon as possible.