Although your studying takes place 100% online, you don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate alongside friends and family. 

Every year we hold our graduation at the University of Essex Colchester campus. This prestigious day is an opportunity to recognise the extraordinary hard work you’ve put in over the past few months and years. Our graduates travel from around the world to attend their ceremony and receive their University of Essex certificate.

You will have the opportunity to meet your fellow classmates, as well as the staff who have supported you throughout your journey with us.

Although the coronavirus pandemic meant that we were unable to invite graduates to graduation on campus in 2020 or 2021, instead we are holding virtual graduation celebrations to commemorate the impressive achievements of our graduates. We look forward to hosting our postponed graduation ceremony for our 2020 and 2021 graduates as soon as it is safe to do so.



Previous graduations

Our students have been attending graduation on campus since 2013, and it has always been a fantastic day for all staff and students involved.

Click below to see highlights from each year: