Congratulations on qualifying for your award!
We hope your graduation day will be a memorable experience for you and your guests. We want to make sure you get the most out of your day so have a look through the following information.
You must enrol to graduate, even if you're not attending the ceremony - you still need to enrol to graduate in absentia. Enrol to graduate using our online shop - online enrolment opens at the end of February 2016.
Deadline for enrolment
The deadline for enrolment is 6 May 2016 for summer graduations and 30 September 2016 for November graduations.
Please don't wait until you have your results or until your award has been confirmed to enrol for graduation. If you fail to enrol before the deadline you may not be able to graduate.
If you are attending graduation, the cost for registering is £35. If you're graduating in absentia the registration cost is £20.
The cost of the gown hire is £42.
Make sure you hire your gown from Ede & Ravenscroft ahead of your ceremony. You'll need to do this at least three weeks before your ceremony.
Ede & Ravenscroft will have a limited number of gowns available to hire on the day, but there will be an additional late hire fee of £23.
Admission to the ceremony for all guests is by ticket only. Every student will automatically receive two tickets for guests. The graduating student does not need a ticket.
Collect your tickets on the day of your ceremony from the Student Experience office on the ground floor of the McCance building at the following times:
- 11am ceremony - from 9.15am onwards
- 3pm ceremony - from 11.30am onwards
Extra guest tickets
If extra tickets are available, they'll be distributed via a lottery. You can request entry into the lottery when you enrol to graduate.
The lottery determines whether a request has been successful and the decision is final. We can't run the lottery until all awards have been made and the exact number of students attending the ceremony confirmed. The final outcome will not be known until around a week before each ceremony.
Guests without tickets
We have a small area in the Barony Hall for guests without tickets where they can view the ceremony on a large screen. These seats aren't available for booking and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so make sure your guests without tickets arrive as early as possible.
If you make arrangements and incur costs such as travel or accommodation costs, on the assumption of obtaining extra tickets then you do so at your risk.
If your request for extra tickets is unsuccessful, the University does not accept responsibility for any costs incurred.