Will there be a graduation in 2020?

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to host our usual in-person September graduation ceremony, this was a difficult decision to make but the safety of our community of students, staff and visitors is of paramount importance.

This year, the College will hold an online graduation ceremony on Saturday, 12th December 2020. The ceremony will start at 1:00pm (GMT).

We understand that this is an atypical graduation ceremony but it will allow for all graduates, families, faculty and supporters to attend safely, and to come together to celebrate the spectacular achievements of our students.

Eligible students will still become graduates of NCH and receive their certificate in the post.

Where can I find my virtual NCH graduation zoom background?

You can download your NCH virtual Zoom backgrounds by clicking here.

If you need further assistance on how to change your background on Zoom, click here for a helpful guide.

Will I be able to attend a live Graduation Ceremony in the future?

We fully expect to hold graduation celebrations again in London in the future, which will be open to all those cohorts of students affected by the present circumstances. We cannot predict exactly when that will be, but we will keep you informed as soon as the possibilities materialise.

What is the timetable for the day?

On the day of your online graduation, we will ask you to join the session 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. The ceremonies will start at 1:00pm (GMT) and will last for approximately an hour.

There will also be online graduation receptions for each subject cohort for graduates and faculty to celebrate together.

What if I am late to attend my virtual graduation ceremony?

If you are late to the start of your virtual graduation ceremony, you will not be allowed to enter the ceremony. However, you will be able to watch the ceremony on the spectators link or event recording at your convenience after the ceremony is finished.

Will I still receive my degree certificate or award?

Degree certificates will be sent out by the awarding institution in 2021. Please note that attending a graduation ceremony is not a requirement for receiving your award.

I am a parent or guest of a graduating student. How can I keep up to date with the latest information regarding what options are available?

We know that graduation ceremonies can be just as important to parents and supporters as they are to our students themselves. We will contact graduating students with an update as soon as we are able to. We will also keep our web pages up to date so please do check back regularly.

Who can I contact with additional questions about Graduation Ceremonies?

The graduation team is on hand to help with any queries you may have. Please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.