After a strong student-led campaign I can announce that from Summer 2020 there will be no graduation fees at Glasgow Caledonian University. The Students' Association listened to your feedback, you created policy at our Student Voice and with the other Full Time Officers we secured an agreement with the University to abolish graduation fees for all students from Summer 2020. Such a positive outcome has been the result of the strong partnership working between the Students’ Association and the University.
Our members, GCU students, were critical to this campaign success through responding to our consultation, submitting Ideas on our website and their own grass-root campaigns. This all led to us having policy against graduation fees. We could not have achieved this change without you. Thank you!
There are some FAQs created at the bottom of this article to help answer any anticipated questions.
Graduation Fees Q&As
Q. Will I still have to register for graduation?
A. Yes, all students will still have to register to Graduate. You’ll be emailed details when Graduation Registration for Summer 2020 opens next year.
Q. Will graduations be free for GCU London?
A. Yes, the fees are being abolished for ALL GCU students from Summer 2020.
Q. Will I still need to pay for gown hire?
A. Yes, you will need to pay for gown hire as gowns are hired personally by students via an external supplier.
Q. Do I have to wear a gown?
A. Yes. If you choose to participate in a ceremony you’re indicating that you want to be part of this special event. No student need participate as it is possible to get your degree certificate without attending (known as graduating in absentia).
Q. What if I don’t want to take part in the graduation ceremony, or can’t be there?
A. Taking part is optional, you don’t have to attend a graduation ceremony. You’ll register to graduate in absentia instead.
Q. Do I still have to pay to graduate this November?
A. Yes, this year’s fees are still in place.
Q. Where will the Glasgow graduations be held?
A. They will still be held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Q. What if I still have questions?
A. Contact GCU Graduation Team. T: +44 (0)141 331 3200 E: