University of Sunderland Graduations 2019: Everything you need to know

UoS graduations

Published on 20 February 2019

Between July 8 and July 12 2019, The University of Sunderland’s Summer Graduations will take place at the Stadium of Light

Here’s everything you need to know about what, where, and when everything is happening.


What time are the Graduation Ceremonies each day?

The actual ceremonies take place at 9.30am each morning and 3pm each afternoon


Who is graduating on Monday, July 8?

Students from the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries will graduate at both 9.30am and 3pm.


Who is graduating on Tuesday, July 9?

Students from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Well-Being will graduate both at 9.30am and 3pm.


Who is graduating on Wednesday, July 10?

Students from the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism will graduate at 9.30am as well as 3pm, with London Campus students taking part in the afternoon session.


Who is graduating on Thursday, July 11?

Students from the Faculty of Education and Society will graduate at both 9.30am and 3pm.


Who is graduating on Friday, July 12?

During the 9.30am ceremony, students from the Faculty of Technology will graduate, while at 3.30pm, more students from the Faculty of Education and Society will graduate.


When will I get my graduation invitation?

Well, you can expect your invitation sometime in April.

Where is the closest Metro stop to the Stadium of Light?

St Peter’s Metro Station is just a five minute walk from the Stadium of Light. Although you can also use the Stadium of Light Station which is also close.


Where can my guests park their cars?

The Stadium of Light has plenty of free car parking spaces available.


Will the graduations ceremonies be screened live? And where can I watch them?

Yes, the ceremonies will be streamed live to the following page


So, what happens on the day?

All ceremonies are presided over by the University Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor. They both follow the procession party out at the start of each ceremony and congratulate every student on the stage.

Students will be called up from each faculty to be presented with their award. When it is your turn, you will be called up from your seat and taken to the foot of the stage. Once your name is read out, you will head onto the stage, shake hands with the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, before being presented with your award.

After all students have received their awards, the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor will address the ceremony with their closing remarks before leaving the stage with the procession to end the ceremony.


Where can my family and friends stay overnight?

There is a range of different accommodation in Sunderland.

The Hilton Garden Inn is offering rates of  £71.00 for a single room and £81.00 for a double room including breakfast, click here for info

The Grand Hotel in Seaburn, click here for info


I want to take my family/friends for a meal after graduation, where should I go?

Well there’s plenty to choose from in Sunderland, here’s the best places according to Tripadvisor


What about a drink?

We know it’s a big day for our students. They will be able to get a drink inside the Stadium but here’s a list of the best pubs and clubs in Sunderland according to Tripadvisor


...and remember....drink sensibly.