Celebrate all of your hard work and achievements at the end of the academic year

Celebrate with the Class of 2020

Due to the Coronavirus situation, the summer ceremonies that would usually take place in July at the Caird Hall in Dundee are sadly postponed until they can be held safely. But we simply couldn't let the Class of 2020 go without a send-off. We will be in touch with graduates as soon as the in-person ceremony has been arranged, but for now we hope you can join our online celebration on Friday 10th July at 7pm.

Join in and celebrate online with Abertay's graduating Class of 2020

Everyone connected to the Abertay community is warmly invited to come together at 7pm on July 10 to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020.

This online send-off for our final year and post-graduate students will stream on the University website and is open to all – be that students, friends, family members, alumni, applicants, current/former staff or supporters of Abertay.


Celebrate with the Abertay Class of 2020. Join the online stream right here, Friday 10 July at 7pm.

The celebration will include congratulatory messages from...

  • Professor Alice Brown, University Chancellor
  • Andrea Cameron, Dean of School of Applied Sciences (SAS)
  • Professor Mohamed Branine, Dean of School of Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS)
  • Professor Gregor White, Dean of School of Design and Informatics (SDI)
  • Dr Nia White, Dean of Graduate School
  • Nigel Seaton, University Principal and Vice-Chancellor

...and many more. 

Our community has been through a lot since the pandemic began. With a physical Graduation ceremony postponed until it can be held safely, we wanted to make sure our graduates get the recognition they so richly deserve for the resilience, determination and sheer hard-work it has taken to complete their degrees, especially through these difficult circumstances.

So pour yourself a glass of something bubbly, log on to your favourite device, and join us for this celebratory event to congratulate the Class of 2020! 


A note for summer 2020 graduates

You will graduate as normal and will receive your degree certificate by post. Please note:

  • All final year students must register to graduate. This is to make sure we have your up-to-date contact details so that your degree certificate(s) can be received safely. 
  • Registration is after the exams conclude in mid-May.
  • There are no registration fees for graduation, meaning students no longer have to pay to register for graduation in person or in absentia. This also applies to future years.
  • Graduating students will get online access to their HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record) in early July.
  • Printed degree certificates will be sent by post. We will email you a postal date once it it confirmed.
  • We will also offer another date for a graduation ceremony where you can celebrate with your friends and family. More details to follow by email to eligible students.

If you have any questions about graduation arrangements, please contact Don't forget you can always contact for personal and academic support. 

Winter Graduation 2020

Currently, our winter graduation ceremony is planned to take place on Friday November 27 at 11.00am for graduates from all schools.