At the concluding part of the vivas and following discussion of the presentations, a Graduation Ceremony takes place.
- an external examiner or industry representative gives the closing lecture;
- the MER Consortium recognises publically Special Awards to prominent students (i.e. best MSc thesis presentation; best marks; special mentions), which are given by representatives of the partner universities; and
- a “get-together” lunch is provided to students/staff/representatives.