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Certificates & Graduation

Certificates & Graduation


A transcript is defined by the QAA as: "a comprehensive verifiable record of the learning and achievement of an individual learner. It includes modules you took, with the overall grade and the credit value of the module, and the overall total credits achieved at each level of study". You will receive one every year while you are a student, and another final transcript when you complete/leave the course.

When will I receive my certificate?

You will receive your certificate within 2 months of your results publication on BNU Connect (for most students this will be August/September). Certificates for students with UK addresses will be sent to their home address (not term time address), students who live abroad will be emailed to confirm their address before posting. Please ensure that your address is up to date on our records system (email to report any changes). Certificates for students who are studying at a Partner institution will be sent directly to the Partner institution. 

Please note that if you do not notify the University that you have not received your certificate within two years of award, we will assume that you have received your certificate. After two years have elapsed you will then be asked for a fee if you require a copy.

How do I get replacement certificates?

You can request new certificates and transcripts from our online store. There is no limit on the number of copies you can request. Certificates cost £40, and transcripts £25.

If you graduated before 7 October 2007 then you will receive a Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (BCUC) degree, after this date a Buckinghamshire New University degree.

Please note that under the Privy Council rules we cannot exchange a BCUC degree for Buckinghamshire New University degree certificate.

You can order a replacement or additional copies of your certificate and transcript on or our online store.

Graduated before 2007?

If you graduated before or were awarded before 2003 please email

For all queries regarding transcripts and certificates please contact the team by emailing

Graduation Ceremony
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