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Congratulations! Your hard work is almost over and you’ll soon be graduating and celebrating your success.

Graduation ceremonies this year will take place on Tuesday 18th October 2022 at King George’s Hall. All the information you need about graduation can be found on these pages.

Graduation 2022

Here at The University Centre at Blackburn College we strive to make your graduation extra special. These web pages are designed to provide you with all of the information that you need in relation to your ceremony.

On the day there will be 3 ceremonies, 11am and 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Which ceremony you attend will depend on which course you have completed. Please note that the time of the ceremony is the official start time, there will be other deadlines during the day e.g. for collecting your tickets and your gown (see below for times), so please make sure you allow adequate time for these. Late attendance (by both graduands and guests) on the day will result in you not being permitted entry to the ceremony.

  • 11am students from the School of Creative and Digital and Community will graduate. Degrees awarded by Lancaster University.
  • 2.30pm students from the School of Business, Commercial and Technology will graduate. Degrees awarded by Lancaster University, University of South Wales, Pearson as well as other professional qualifications.
  • 5.30pm students from the School of Health, Humanities and Education will graduate. Degrees awarded by Lancaster University and University of Central Lancashire.

Your graduation invitation will tell you which ceremony you will be attending however if you want to know before then and are not sure which School you are part of please contact your course tutor.

What to expect

Want a sneak peek at what happens on graduation day? Have a look at the photos below or watch last year's ceremonies back over on our livestream page.

Contact us

Please make sure the address, email address and mobile number we have on file for you are correct and please inform Registry if these have changed. They can be contacted on 01254 292929 or by emailing registry@blackburn.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about anything relating to graduation now or in the future, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduation Team by email to graduation@blackburn.ac.uk.

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