Graduation terms and conditions
Graduation terms and conditions
It is the responsibility of the student to read through and understand the Terms and Conditions below. Your registration for your Graduation ceremony constitutes your acceptance of these terms.
In keeping with the academic nature of the occasion and ceremonial tradition, all students attending the ceremony must wear the appropriate academic outfit.
Cancellation of Student Attendance
If after registering to attend, a student is unable to attend the ceremony, the student should inform the Graduation team as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, children are not allowed to attend the graduation ceremony.
Contact with Students
The Graduation team contacts students using the contact information in their student emails. It is the student’s responsibility to keep these details up to date.
Date and Time
The dates and time of the ceremonies are as published. You will be invited to register for the ceremony that is relevant for your degree or diploma.
Students with debts to the University will not be eligible to graduate. Please arrange to pay all outstanding debts to the University before the end of your studies to ensure you are eligible to attend.
On request, students can ask to defer their Graduation to a future ceremony. These requests must be made in writing by emailing email@example.com. Students can only defer their attendance to a ceremony where their degree or diploma type is being conferred.
Your place at Graduation is subject to your degree or diploma being approved by your Department’s exam board and confirmed by Academic Board.
If your degree or diploma is not confirmed by the date of your Graduation ceremony, your registration will be cancelled and any guest tickets you may have received will not be valid, and should be returned to the Graduation team.
If a Graduation Ceremony cannot take place, is delayed, or the ceremony time needs to change arising from acts, events, omissions or non-events beyond the University’s reasonable control, including (without limitation) acts of God, riots, war, acts of terrorism, epidemic or pandemic, fire, flood, storm, earthquake or industrial action, Accra Business School will not be liable for any losses, direct or otherwise, incurred by graduands or their guests.
Students who register by the registration deadline will be guaranteed one or more guest tickets. Students can request up to five additional tickets at a cost when registering and will be added to a waiting list.
Guest tickets are not transferable.
All guests should arrive an hour prior to the ceremony and be seated no later than 30mins to the ceremony. Guests arriving after this time may not be admitted, and their seats may be re-allocated.
Accra Business School’s graduation ceremonies are public events and are significant events for our graduates, their guests and our staff.
This Privacy Notice explains how the Stakeholder Relations and Events Team will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal data. This notice applies to graduating students at ABS, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, and guests attending graduation ceremonies. It outlines the types of data that we hold and how we use it for planning purposes and during the events. This applies to all students who are intending to graduate or may be eligible for an award and whether they attend a ceremony in person or graduate in absentia.
The University will process your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2012 (DPT).
Students should register for their ceremony by the deadline given to them in their invitation email. Students can enquire about late registration after the deadline by contacting the Graduation team.
Invitations to register are sent by email.
Use of Images and Video
ABS uses an official photographer to take photographs of the Graduation day, and these images may be used for media publications and advertising.
Our Graduation ceremonies are professionally filmed and broadcasted live on facebook.
DVDs or digital copies of the ceremonies will be available to purchase. Contact the Photography Studio.
Please note that footage may also be used by Accra Business School for media publications and advertising.
All graduands and guests should be aware that they may feature in the footage/images.
By registering to take part in your Graduation ceremony, or by your guests entering a Graduation venue, you are giving permission for your image to be captured in the live broadcast, or by our official photographer.
All covid-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to.