Students waiting to graduate inside the Cathedral


Graduating at the University of Kent

Welcome to the Congregations pages, which contain information about graduating from the University of Kent. Select 'Guide to Graduating' above to see a checklist of what you'll need to do, or scroll down for key milestones, information for your guests, and our honorary graduates page.

Congregation ceremony dates

Dates for the November 2023 ceremonies have been released.

Ceremony dates

Graduating in November?

Please check our November graduation webpages for the latest updates about your ceremony. 

November 2023 graduations

Write a message to friends & family

If you missed the message day events on campus you can now upload a message and photo online to be displayed during your graduation ceremony.

Messages to your friends & family

Featured story

Image of graduates outside Canterbury Cathedral

Support at ceremonies

Follow a Kent graduate on his journey during his ceremony

Lemn Sissay MBE in Canterbury Cathedral
I am British. I am Ethiopian. I am a Northerner. I am a human, being the best I can be.

Lemn Sissay MBE, Honorary Doctor of Letters

Honorary graduates

The University of Kent confers honorary degrees on distinguished individuals from many walks of life who have made a significant contribution to society.