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
Friday 5 May 2017 for June ceremonies
Friday 29 September 2017 for November ceremonies
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.
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, a late order may incur an additional fee.
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.
You can collect your tickets on the day of your ceremony from the McCance Building at the following times:
- 11am ceremony - from 9.15am onwards
- 3pm ceremony - from 11.30am onwards
You'll collect your gown in the Collins Building and you can also have your photograph taken there.
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.
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 approximately three working days before each ceremony and the results will be announced on the student update section on Myplace. If you are not a current student and no longer have access to Myplace please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're unsuccessful in the lottery there will be a zero beside your student registration number. Please note that ALL available extra tickets will be allocated in the lottery and the decision is final.
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.