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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
11 October

Deadline for booking your place at your ceremony and ordering guest tickets

24 October

Live link tickets released

31 October

Deadline for ordering and paying for your academic dress (gown, hood and hat)

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 both a lecture theatre on campus and your own computer.

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

The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies is provided via a live video stream to either a lecture theatre on campus or your own computer. There will not be any additional tickets for St Paul's Hall offered prior to the ceremonies. Any St Paul's Hall tickets which are returned to us will be made available on the day of your ceremony.

To watch on campus, you must order tickets via the online store (please see below).

To watch from your own computer, please see Watch Live below for details.

Tickets for the video link venue on campus will be released at 9.00am on or around Monday 24 October until 11.55pm on Tuesday 25 October via the online store (  These tickets entitle the holder entrance to the video link venue only; they do not allow entrance into the main venue.  Tickets are free and students can order a maximum of two tickets. We release all of the tickets we have available; once the store indicates that the auditorium is full there are no further tickets.

If you have been asked to provide the names of your guests for possible security checks, please note that by supplying the names of guests for the video link, tickets have not automatically been reserved and you will still need to order them via the online store when they are made available.

A range of photography packages will be available to purchase on the day by Tempest Photography. Please see photography for further details.

You may attend a photography session either before or after your ceremony, at whatever time is convenient to you.

For the on the day schedule, please see Graduation Day November

For a description of what happens at the ceremonies, please see At the Ceremony

Graduation Dates

Calendar with dates circled November 2016

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.

Calendar of dates for July 2017 July 2017

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.

Watch Live

To watch the ceremony currently taking place in St Paul's Hall, please click on (link to be available soon).

Ceremonies begin at 9.45am, 11.45am, 1.45pm and 3.45pm.


Watch Again

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.

July 2016

November 2016

Future Ceremonies

The provisional dates of the future graduation ceremonies are:

Monday 13 - Thursday 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.

Contact Us

For further information on the ceremonies please see our Frequently Asked Pages.

To discuss any problems you may have, please feel free to contact the Graduation Team at

For problems with logging into your My Details account, please contact

Graduation Survey

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.


Last updated Tuesday 18 October 2016
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