Continuing Education Award Ceremony

Annual ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre

For students who complete non-matriculated award-bearing courses

The Department's annual Award Ceremony takes 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 2024

  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 – for students who completed their courses in the academic year 2022-2023. Invitations will be sent out the week of 29 January 2024.  
  • Sunday 19 May 2024 – final catch-up ceremony for COVID-19 cohorts. Invitations have already been sent out.

If you believe you should have been invited to a 2024 award ceremony but haven’t received an invitation, please check your spam filters. If you don’t find an invitation, please email your course administrator and copy in our dedicated email inbox:

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