Due to the current government advice on Covid-19, we regret that we are unable to print hard copies of certificates, diploma supplements or other documents and post these out. This situation is likely to continue for some weeks.
Any certificates purchased during this time will be produced ans posted when normal service is resumed. For the time being, we are providing a verification letter along with a statement on why the university cannot provide some services in the normal way which can be sent to employers and other third parties.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Upon completion of your study at Leeds Beckett you will be issued with an official degree certificate and diploma supplement. Further details can be found using the headings below, including how to apply for replacement documents.
Please also see the headings below for details of the verification services we offer, including information for third parties and employers.
Your award certificate will be produced by the Registration and Awards team, and will include your full name, course studied, and the date awarded by the board of examiners, along with any honours achieved where applicable.
Module information is not included. If you require a breakdown of your marks and modules, you can apply for a transcript.
You will receive your certificate, either at your graduation ceremony, or by standard post to your recorded permanent home address:
- Students that are awarded between late July and the following April will have their certificates posted within six weeks of being awarded.
- All other certificates will be withheld for the July graduation ceremonies. Those not collected, including students who have advised that they will not be attending graduation, will be posted in the weeks following, usually mid-August.
It is important that you keep your address details up to date as a charge of £60 will be payable should a replacement be needed as a result of failing to update your address details.
If you have an outstanding debt related to your course, your certificate will be withheld until this has been cleared.
Certificates not received
There may be isolated instances where certificates are lost in the postal system. If you have not received your certificate within the timescales described above please contact email@example.com. Graduates should contact us within 18 months of being awarded if the certificate has not been received. After 18 months has passed the replacement fee of £60 will apply.
Replacement certificates can be ordered via this page.
Name on certificate
The name that appears on your award certificate will be the name held on our records at the time of the final recommendation of your award (Academic Regulations 18.15.1). Changes can only be made where an administrative error has occurred or where the University is required to make a retrospective change under the provisions of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Students must ensure the correct and full name is updated prior to being awarded. Missing middle names, or abbreviated names will appear or be missing on the certificate depending on the name used at enrolment stage. To check the name we hold for you on our student record system please see MyBeckett. To update/amend your name please contact your student administrator.
Replacement Certificates can be ordered from this page.
The Diploma Supplement provides additional details relating to successfully completed higher education qualifications and outlines institutional details, course content, type of study, modules covered, and skills required to complete the programme. In addition, it contextualises the qualification in relation to its national education system which may be useful to international employers.
The Diploma Supplement is available to you if you gained an award from 2005 onwards. We are unable to produce Diploma Supplements for students awarded before 2005.
Diploma Supplements will be produced after the graduation ceremonies have taken place for the majority of students. You can expect to receive this by October, or with your certificate by post if you are awarded later in the year.
If you are waiting for your Diploma Supplement to be produced, a transcript of your grades may be sufficient for your needs and can be requested at any time. If you think you should have already received your Diploma Supplement, and it has not arrived, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Replacement Diploma Supplements can be ordered via this page.
You can find out more about the information a transcript includes and purchase a copy here.
If you graduated over ten years ago it may not be possible to produce your transcript. Under our University regulations, we are only required to hold data for a period of ten years, more information about data protection can be found here.
Please contact the Student Advice Hub Team at email@example.com to see what we can provide.
The University does not keep electronic copies of certificates. If you require authenticated copies, please scan your certificate and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An official, stamped copy can then be emailed back to you, or up to five copies posted to a chosen address. There is no charge for this service.
There is a separate page with information on letters of verification for students.
Verifications sent from third parties can be directed to email@example.com and must include a signed letter of consent from the candidate/graduate - we cannot legally process these without their consent.
Please note that only information provided will be verified and no additional information will be provided to third parties.
If there is no named referee/contact, requests can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org including the full name the candidate studied under, course studied, and date of birth. Your query will then be forwarded to the relevant course administration team, copying you in.
On 22 September 2014 Leeds Metropolitan University became Leeds Beckett University.
All Leeds Metropolitan University certificates remain valid and duplicates will not be produced to reflect the name change. We encourage employers and other agencies who have concerns about the authenticity of an award certificate to verify it with us. Requests for this should be made to email@example.com.
Further details can be found in the About Our Award Certificates document which can be submitted to third parties with Leeds Metropolitan University certificates to explain the name change.
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