Award Ceremonies

graduates Class of 2014 The Derby award ceremonies for the class of 2014 will be held on Wednesday 14 January, Thursday 15 January and Friday 16 January 2015 at the new Derby Arena, Pride Park.

The Derby award ceremonies for the class of 2014 will be held at a world-class venue, the new Derby Arena in Pride Park.  

Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “We are enormously excited to be able to host our graduation ceremony at such an inspiring and iconic venue".

The date of the ceremonies are Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 January 2015.  We will be holding a total of six ceremonies over the three days, two ceremonies per day.

The Buxton award ceremony was held on Saturday 15 November 2014.

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IMPORTANT - 5 December 2014 Ticket Update:

Unfortunately the award ceremony tickets have now been removed from sale due to the extremely high demand for tickets.  If you have not confirmed your attendance or have told us that you want to attend but not have purchased any guest tickets please email with your reasons for not purchasing your tickets by the deadline.  These will be considered on a case by case basis.


Professor John Coyne

Dear Graduate

Sincere congratulations on the successful completion of your course at the University of Derby. We are proud of your achievements and look forward to being able to share with you this opportunity to celebrate.

The award ceremonies are the highlight of our year as we pay tribute to your achievements. Your day will combine features that make it not just a formal ceremony but also a significant reunion and celebration. I hope you and your guests will join us on this special occasion.

I do hope that you will enjoy your day and that you continue to enjoy success and personal fulfillment.

Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor