Continuing Education Award Ceremony

Annual ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre

For students who complete non-matriculated award-bearing courses

The Department's Award Ceremonies take place at the Sheldonian Theatre in March and May. These events are the culmination of the student experience on our non-matriculated award-bearing courses, and many students travel from around the world to attend their ceremony.

Matriculated students (receiving Master's and DPhils) attend a graduation ceremony with their college instead. Please contact your College Administrator for further details about your college graduation ceremony.

Award Ceremony dates confirmed for 2025

  • Tuesday 18 March 2025 – for students completing courses in 2023-2024. Invitations will be sent out in late January 2025.

Details of our May 2025 ceremony will be announced later this year.

Success stories

Former students of the Department have continued studies through the University of Oxford, achieving higher degrees, or have gone on to pursue careers connected to courses they have studied at the Department. You can read some student spotlights here.

Past ceremony photos