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All University of Hull Online students are invited to round off their academic journey with this joyous tradition. Together with your cohort, tutors, family and friends, you can make memories and reflect on your accomplishments. 

For more information, a full schedule, and FAQs, visit the University of Hull Graduation page

Why attend graduation?

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Celebrate your achievements 

A degree isn’t just a piece of paper. It’s a massive accomplishment, and your graduation ceremony is the ultimate chance to celebrate it with your friends, family, peers, and tutors. 

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Network and stay in touch 

Graduation ceremonies are a fantastic opportunity to exchange contact details with your cohort and stay in touch long after you part ways. You also never know who you might meet there, so your attendance could even lead to future job opportunities. 

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Get inspired by speakers 

By attending your graduation ceremony, you’ll get the unique opportunity to listen to inspiring stories from commencement speakers and fellow graduates. Their journeys and wisdom may motivate you as you begin the next chapter of your life. 

Graduation ceremonies 2024

At the University of Hull, there are two graduation periods every year – one in summer, one in winter. For now, no dates have been set for 2024 graduation ceremonies – but in the coming months they’ll be published on the Graduation Ceremonies page, so stay tuned! 

Students will also be sent personal invitations to their graduation ceremonies, along with practical details and ticket-booking options for guests.

If you have any further queries or special requirements, you can contact our team, who will be happy to help. 

Watch highlights from previous graduation ceremonies

Watch highlights from previous graduation ceremonies


"I'm very proud of myself because I'm French, and I succeeded. It's a great achievement on the personal side to be able to graduate with a Creative Writing Masters degree in English."

Veronique Guiberteau Canfrere, MA Creative Writing graduate

Meet the Pro-Vice Chancellor

Hear from Becky Huxley-Binns at the University of Hull as she discusses graduation, online student experience, and the differences between studying online and on-campus:

Meet the Pro-Vice Chancellor

Hear from Becky Huxley-Binns at the University of Hull as she discusses graduation, online student experience, and the differences between studying online and on-campus:

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I'm Becky Huxley-Binns, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Hull. Graduation is the pinnacle. It's the biggest celebration that we have as all of our students' achievements. And it's exciting and it's also a threshold to the next part of their life, whatever they want to do. There's great joy, this great excitement, and there's a huge sense of celebration. It is so exciting because the online students have been at a distance from each other. And finally to be able to come together and meet people in person, but also to be able to reflect on what they've achieved over the period of the Masters. It's something very, very special indeed. We've worked very, very hard to make sure that students studying online still have a sense of community, which is quite difficult to do. But having the webinars and having chat rooms and being able to discuss with each other, I think Hull Online is probably the best online community of students I've ever seen. If you're thinking about studying online, do your research. Find out what all the modules are when they take place. If you need to take a break in studies. You can do that. Of course you can. But find out what you're letting yourself in for. Then it's time management, dedicating that time to yourself, to your own learning over a period of time and really committing to it. It's very different to on campus because you do get a sense of community studying online, but you need to be prepared for the head down working at it where you can't get a friend on campus to drag you to the library and say, finish your dissertation. So a lot of this needs to be internally motivated. And you'll need a lot of staying power to see the course. But there's something so rewarding about coming to a graduation at the end of it and saying, I did that.
Mike McMaster

"My experience with the Hull online Masters has helped with my specific skills. I loved the challenge of my degree, so when I graduated I felt a great sense of accomplishment."

Mike McMaster, MA Creative Writing graduate

Learn more about graduation

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