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Graduating Students

For those that are just about to graduate and for those that proud Alumni of the University, here we've put together key information on services available to you.

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Graduation Ceremonies

Our Graduation Ceremonies are here as a celebration of your achievement in obtaining your degree.

Here you'll find out all the information in regards to the Universities Graduation Ceremonies, including information on our upcoming ceremonies.

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This is the one you've been working for. If you're just about to complete your programme or have already graduated, you'll be able to see in this section all information relating to obtaining your degree certificate.

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Transcripts are here to confirm your assessment and module results.

Within this section you will see all the guidance we have on obtaining a transcript, whether you are still a student with us or have already left us.

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Letter Requests

From time to time, you may need a letter that simply confirms your student status with us here at the University. You will be able to request a student status letter from our helpful Gateway Enquiries Team.

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Reference Requests

If you're leaving us and need a reference as part of a job application or even further study, here you will be able to find out who the best person is to provide you or your future employer with this.

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Sunderland Futures

Put simply, Sunderland Futures is all of the things you can do during your time at University that will give you the skills and experience you need to enhance your employability. So if you're needing assistance with anything careers related our Sunderland Futures Team are here to help.

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Alumni Services

In a globally connected world, it is great to stay in touch with the institution that has played an influential role in your life.

Make sure to stay in touch as an active member of our Alumni community.

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Graduate Route Visa

From 01 July 2021 the Graduate Route visa will be live. The Graduate Route visa is a new work visa route for graduates who have a degree or other relevant qualifications from an approved UK Higher Education provider. It will be like the old Tier 1 Post-Study Work route visa that ended in 2012. Most successful applicants will be granted two years. PhD graduates will be granted three years.

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