Student Life

UCEN Manchester has taken the decision to postpone our annual Graduation ceremony, which is usually held in November, until summer 2022.

This is not a decision that we have taken lightly but given the ongoing situation regarding Covid-19, and the fact that your safety and wellbeing are absolute priorities for us, we have decided that postponing the Graduation is the best option to take.

We will send you more information about your re-arranged Graduation closer to the time. Meanwhile, please register any updated contact details here, so we can get in touch with you with this information:

UCEN Manchester Graduation Tickets | Eventbrite

Congratulations to our Class of 2020 on your graduation and everything you have achieved during your time at UCEN Manchester!

Graduation is a unique occasion, marking a watershed moment in your life and ushering in an exciting new era. As you prepare to get started on the next stage of your career, graduation offers the chance to celebrate your hard work and achievements to date with your friends, family, and fellow graduates.

While we can’t celebrate in person, we will still mark your academic success on November 10th here and on our social media, so that you can celebrate safely.

Graduates will soon receive a gift, and guidance on how you can get involved. We’ll be hosting a social media #UCENMcrClassof2020 takeover on the day, so make sure you follow UCEN Manchester on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and share your celebration or congratulations message with us.

Check back here on November 10th for more, including the winners of our 2020 Academic Achievement Awards.

Messages from your teaching and support teams are available below by subject area.


Celebrate with our ConGRADulations playlist, and download our zoom background for your celebrations.

Wayne Jackson

Rochelle Martinez and Mike Malpras

Adam Connell

Paul Ashby

Adam Connell

Alex Komlosy

Katy Rushton

Lee Jackson

Adam Connell

"Congratulations to you all from the fashion team. You have achieved excellent results and have moved on to bigger and exciting challenges. We applaud your tenacity and ingenuity in completing your qualification from home during lockdown where you all faced a variety of difficulties. We wish you well for the future and don’t forget to come and visit us with all your exciting news."

Pauline, Liz, Kaarina and Janet


"Congratulations to all our amazing creative graduates from our Northenden campus. You are all superstars and were an absolute pleasure to teach! Good luck in all your future endeavours!"

Sadie and Rachael

Jim Grainger and Gareth Hall

Lucy Oldham

Jake Simpson

Elaine Alton

Adam Hewitt, Brenda Campbell, David Eversley and Lynne Sanders

Maryanne Letham

"I’d like to congratulate all those who are graduating this year, and say that I am sorry there couldn’t be the ceremony we wanted. I too would have graduated from my HNC, for me that means a stepping stone to the next level. But regardless of what level you graduated from it is still a stepping stone to the rest of your life, and it marks an achievement you should be proud of. Well done and best of luck for the future!"

Nela Blinkhorn, Students' Union Vice President

If you have any queries or need to update your contact details, please email

Photo Gallery

Got a question?

Our teams are here to help, whatever your query.