How do I register my participation in an Alternative Graduation?

To register as a participant, please log in to your student record – – and click “register for graduation – eligible students only” by Thursday 1 July 2021. Please note it will not be possible for us to process any late applications.

If you have any difficulties logging in, please contact the help desk on +44 (0)1204 903 444 or email If you cannot see the link to register your attendance, please email quoting your student number.

Once you have registered to participate, you can then pre-order your academic dress via the William Northam website.

Once registration has closed, graduands who have opted to attend the Alternative Graduation will be sent a confirmation email which will include a time slot decided by The Chase Films. You must bring this to the University on your filming day, along with proof of a negative COVID-19 test (no more than 48 hours old) and arrive promptly with your student card or student number.

For the most recent updates about graduation please get in touch with Student Services on or click the ask us button on the left.

At the University of Bolton, we are proud of our work on-campus to ensure our students can enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe in a COVID-secure environment.