Graduation from afar

Celebrate with us from anywhere in the world

There is something peaceful about this time of year on campus. The stresses of exams are over, the halls are quiet of students and the queues at Costa have halved. Yet there is gentle hum as campus prepares itself for the July graduation ceremonies.

The July graduations are the largest of the year with 12 ceremonies over 4 days. More than 15,000 people are set to come back to York to celebrate our graduands’ amazing achievements, their time at York and to look to their future. 


This year we were lucky enough to have the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) graduate with us at the start of July. We have dedicated this issue to them and all those graduating, but in particular we are celebrating 10 years of HYMS’ graduating cohorts. Find out more about their 10 year celebrations here.

To help inspire and celebrate the research HYMS has been involved in we meet the women at the forefront of innovation, in areas as diverse as cancer diagnosis and treatment to mental health. We also find out more about our Honorary Graduate Professor Dame Anne Johnson, her career, and celebrate her life of achievements. 

Of course, we know not everyone can be on campus, but you can be apart of the excitement from anywhere in the world now so join in here to watch our ceremonies live.  it may make you nostalgic so if you have any stories or memories you would like to share please let us know @TWITTER @FACEBOOK or use our hashtag #UoYGraduation.