Your graduation ceremony is a special and significant day and an opportunity to celebrate all that you have achieved. We want to ensure it is a day you remember and cherish for the rest of your life.  

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Postponement, Cancellation and Rescheduled Graduation Ceremonies

Heriot-Watt University will use its best endeavours to keep to the scheduled dates, times and venues for graduation ceremonies. However, due to circumstances outside the control of the University, ceremonies may be delayed, relocated to another venue or postponed. Please note, the schedule of ceremonies is based upon student attendance. In the event that a ceremony is over or under subscribed, arrangements may be made to change the time of your ceremony.

The University also reserves the right to cancel any graduation ceremony and reception for reasons beyond its control.  Circumstances may include, but are not limited to: fire, flood, or any other incident that renders the venue unsafe to use; terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act); natural disaster; pandemic or a period of national mourning.

Where any of these circumstances occur, Heriot-Watt University is not responsible for any inconvenience, losses or costs that may be occasioned by such event. 

Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey is conducted by HESA on behalf of all UK higher education providers, capturing information about the activities and opinions of graduates after they finish their studies. All leavers whose studies were based in the UK are asked to complete the survey.  As a Heriot-Watt graduate your responses are very important to us to help current and future students gain insight into their potential career destinations.  We would be grateful if you could consent to hearing from the Watt Club during the graduation registration process and please update your contact details to make sure that you receive the survey.

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