Welcome to the graduation information pages. Graduation is a chance to celebrate all that you have achieved throughout your University life with your family, friends and staff, and we hope you have an enjoyable day.
The main information you need to make your graduation day a success can be accessed by clicking on the individual tabs below but you can also use the hyperlinks on the left of the page to find out what will happen and when, before, during and after your graduation day. Please note that if you are viewing these pages from a mobile, you will need to use the menu indicated by the three horizontal lines in the top righthand corner, to access the hyperlinks.
In addition, please note the key dates for the forthcoming ceremonies.
November 2016 graduation: key dates
|21 September||Invitations issued via your 'My Details' account|
Deadline for booking your place at your ceremony and ordering guest tickets
Additional guest tickets released (subject to availability)
Deadline for ordering and paying for your academic dress (gown, hood and hat)
|24 October||Live link tickets released|
The timetable for November is now available at Timetable
For more detailed information on the booking process, including downloadable screenshots to help guide you through the process, please see More information on booking.
Booking will open at 10am on 21 September and will close at 11.55pm on 11 October and it is not possible to book at any other time. If you miss the deadline to book, your place and that of your guests can no longer be guaranteed and applications to attend will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on what space is available.
To book your place, log into your My Details account and open your ceremony intray message.
For more detailed information on guest tickets, including the types of ID required, please see guest tickets.
You may apply for up to two guests tickets in the graduation ceremony venue when you book your place. Guest tickets are free of charge but are only guaranteed if ordered before 11.55pm on 11 October 2016.
The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies will be available via a live video stream to lecture theatres on campus; it does not allow guests to watch via their own computers from other locations.
If you are asked to provide names of guests, please note that doing so does not reserve you guest tickets - you must reserve them either when you book your place or via the online store.
In order to cross the stage, it is necessary to wear academic gown. This is hired directly from William Northam. Please see gown hire for full details.
For more detailed information on guest tickets, please see Guest Tickets
At this stage, it is very unlikely that there will be any additional guest tickets available for St Paul's Hall.
To ensure that ceremonies are fully utilised, they are oversubscribed at the invitation stage to take into account students who do not pass or choose not to attend. Therefore, depending on pass and attendance rates, some ceremonies may have additional tickets available and other ceremonies will not.
Any spare tickets for the main venue will be released on a first-come-first-served basis from 9am on Tuesday 18 October until 11.55pn Wednesday 19 October via the online store. An email confirming the date and time of release will be issued nearer the time. Tickets are free of charge.
The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies will be available via a live stream to lecture theatres on campus. It does not allow guests to watch via their own computers from other locations. Video link tickets will be released on a first-come-first-served basis at 9am on Monday 24 October until 11.55pm Tuesday 25 October via the online store.
A range of photography packages will be available to purchase on the day by Tempest Photography. Please see photography for further details.
For the on the day schedule, please see Graduation Day November
The ceremonies will take place from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 November 2016. Click on the tabs above for information on how to book your place, gown and photography.
To access the ceremony timetable, please see the link when available.
The booking process will open on 21 September and you must book your place and order your guest tickets before Tuesday 11 October 2016.
The July 2017 ceremonies take place between the 10-21 July 2017. Click on the tabs above for information on how to book your place, gown and photography.
The timetable will be published at the end of January 2017.
The booking process will open on 8 March 2017 and you must book your place and order your guest tickets before 25 April 2017.
The provisional dates of the future graduation ceremonies are:
Monday 13 - Tuesday 16 November 2017
Monday 9 - Friday 20 July 2018
Monday 12 - Thursday 15 November 2018
However, please note that it is still possible for these dates to change. Full timetables are published in January (for the July ceremonies) and August (for the November ceremonies) each year.
We welcome your feedback and issue all attending students with an online survey in the weeks following the ceremonies. Your comments will be used to review our arrangements and help implement improvements to subsequent ceremonies.
Recordings of the ceremonies are available for you, your friends or relatives to watch. Please select from the below and then select your specific ceremony.