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Graduation 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018! Graduation is one of our favourite events of the year. It's a time to celebrate your hard work and achievements, and to say goodbye to university life (unless you're sticking around to do your Masters!) 

We hope you have had an incredible few years with us and we will be very sad to see you all go. That said, we're going to make sure that your graduation is a special day for you, packed full of celebrations.

Everything you need to know should be included below, from FAQs and timings, to tips from our alumni for making the most of your graduation day. Take a look at this year's Honorary Graduates!


Graduation details

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Dates, timings, venue details, tickets, academic dress and more. Take a look at this section for everything you need to know about Graduation 2018. 

Graduation competition

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We're running our annual competition to win a £50 Amazon voucher and some University of Suffolk goodies. Use the hashtag #UniSuffolkGrad on your photos!

Top tips

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Our graduates have provided their advice for enjoying graduation to the max. Take a look at these tips from past graduates! 

Graduation FAQs

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Take a look at our frequently asked questions to find out more about your graduation day. 

Graduation decoded

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What REALLY happens at graduation, how to keep your mortarboard on...and is there food?

Graduate discounts

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We've bagged some great discounts with local restaurants and cafes over graduation. Treat yourself to a celebratory meal!

Alumni Office

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Find out more about our Alumni Office, Honorary Gradutes and the Alumni Association.

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Postgraduate study

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The University offfers a range of postgraduate opportunities including Masters, Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates, and Professional and CPD courses.

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Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre

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The IWIC provides hot desk space, networking, training and collaborative opportunities. Take a look at how you can benefit as a graduate.

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Some of our 2018 graduates...

I’ve always been the arty, creative one. Where there were flaws and struggles with my dyslexia, I overcame it and tried not to see it as a negative, but as a positive. It was my mum who realised it when I was about five or six. She rang the school who said ‘she’s just lazy’ ...

Creating my own film production business is something I had always wanted to do. I was 16 and I remember appreciating Warner Bros and thinking it would be cool to create something of my own, something to give an identity to my work. I didn’t realise the magnitude of it back then a...

At first, I was adamant I wasn’t going to university. I think this was mainly down to not believing in myself enough to be able to achieve a degree! My brother had graduated and I was so proud of him, and I could see how proud my parents were. My parents are so supportive - the...

In November 2014, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after years of struggling to understand why I behaved and thought in certain ways. I was working at the time, but the company wasn’t supportive and I ended up having to leave due to the discrimination I experienced. It was di...