Graduation day is a momentous occasion for a student. The ongoing Covid-19 situation meant that we were unable to hold our graduation ceremonies in person in 2021. However, SRUC still celebrated our graduates with an online Graduation Celebration, holding one event for each Faculty.

The online Graduation Celebrations were recorded and are available to view on SRUC’s YouTube channel:

  • North Faculty recording (including Aberdeen and Elmwood campuses and those students who undertook distance learning courses, with the exception of HNC Poultry Production) 

  • Central Faculty recording (including Edinburgh and Oatridge campuses and students who studied at RGBE and Glasgow Botanic Gardens; and the distance learning course HNC Poultry Production) 

  • South & West Faculty recording (including Ayr and Barony campuses) 

Certificates are being despatched and are due to arrive by the end of August 2021. If you have any queries after this time, please email

Later in the next academic year (hopefully during Spring 2022) we plan to hold local celebration events at or near each of the campuses (provided Covid guidance allows) so that students from the current graduating year and also from the previous year will be able to come together in a familiar setting.

Graduation timetable

There will be three, one hour-long online celebrations live-streamed on 20 August 2021, at the following times:

11am BST – North Faculty (including Craibstone and Elmwood campuses and those students who undertook a distance learning course with the exception of HNC Poultry Production)
Join North Faculty on Zoom 

1pm BST – Central Faculty (including Edinburgh and Oatridge campuses and students who studied at RGBE and Glasgow Botanic Gardens; and the distance learning course HNC Poultry Production)
Join Central Faculty on Zoom 

3pm BST – South Faculty (including Ayr and Barony campuses
Join South Faculty on Zoom 

All Higher National, Degree, and Post-Graduate students eligible to graduate will be sent details of the three events and are welcome to attend as many as they wish. Students who consent to have their names appear during the online celebrations when they enrolled to graduate in absentia will have their names read out during the event for the faculty in which they last studied.

2021 graduation stories

Meet some of our students from the Class of 2021 and read their inspiring stories.

Read the stories

Additional information

Graduation Brochure Keepsake

Students who consent to having their names published in the Graduation Brochure Keepsake when they enrolled to graduate in absentia, will receive their ‘Alumni Welcome Pack’ containing the brochure along with SRUC Matters and the alumni magazine. Additional copies of the brochure can be requested for family and friends by contacting

Financial support for gown hire

To ensure everyone can celebrate  and capture some graduation photographs to remind them of their achievements, SRUCSA have partnered with SRUC and are making money available for everyone who needs financial support to hire a gown. Anyone who is struggling to pay the £25 fee for gown hire can complete the graduation financial support form below and SRUCSA will transfer the fee directly into their bank account. Please ensure all details are accurate, especially any bank details as we will transfer the money directly to the account you provide.

Alumni community

Our graduands become alumni and join an amazing network of former SRUC students. You can update your contact details and communications preferences, to continue your relationship with SRUC long after your last graduation toast.

Can we help?

If you have any queries or require further assistance about graduation, please contact

Preparing for graduation

In order to graduate in 2021, students were asked to go to the Student Portal and select the ‘My End of Year Intentions’ tab, complete all forms and indicate their choices. The deadline was 28 June 2021.

Eligibility to graduate will depend on successful completion of your programme of study and there being no outstanding monies owed to SRUC including tuition fees, accommodation debt (where applicable) or library fines, and that all library books are returned.

Find out about our alumni community

Keep in touch with the community

Update your details, find out about our alumni magazine, the e-newsletter and connect with us via Facebook and Twitter.

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Alumni jobs & careers

Looking for a new job or career opportunities such as entrepreneurial boot camps? Look no further!

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Alumni discount for postgraduate courses

SRUC offers various discounts on tuition fees to SRUC alumni on its taught postgraduate programmes.

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