FAQ 2072
How can I change my name on my student record?

Award Certificates will be printed using your full legal name (including middle names) as recorded on the student record system at the time the results were ratified at the Assessment Board. You can check your name on MyHub under the ‘Personal Details’ section and if your name is incorrect please check below to find out if/how you can get this changed.

Before your final Assessment Board has taken place

To update your name in time for it to be corrected for your graduation and award certificate, please visit AskBU before your Assessment Board has taken place with either the original or certified copy of one of the pieces of evidence listed below:

• Passport

• Birth certificate

• Public announcement

• Statutory declaration

• Deed poll (change of name deed)

• Police report

• Marriage certificate

• Civil partnership certificate

• Divorce decree absolute


Due to the current restrictions and campus closure as a result of Covid-19, we can accept a scanned copy or clear photo of the evidence mentioned above. 


After your final Assessment Board has taken place

Your certificate will show your name as it was recorded in our student records system at the time your award was ratified by the Assessment Board for your course. If your name has changed after your Assessment Board has taken place, the name on your certificate cannot be changed.

For further clarification please read the 3G Student Names: Policy and Procedure which can be found under the ‘Admissions’ section on the Important Information webpage.

The only exception to this is if there is a spelling or administrative error in your name on your record or your middle name is not displayed on your record. In this instance please contact AskBU.


Gender Reassignment Name Change

We will need your current ID, for example a passport see the Student Names policy above for acceptable evidence and a statutory declaration relating to the name change. You will not need to supply a Gender Reassignment Certificate.