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Graduation


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.

July 2015 graduation: key dates

11 March Invitations issued via your 'My Details' account
28 April

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

25 June

Additional guest tickets released (subject to availability)

29 June

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

30 June Live link tickets released

Undergraduate and postgraduate students who are scheduled to complete courses before 18 June are invited to the July 2015 graduation ceremonies.  In order to attend you must register your own place and order any guest tickets by the deadline of 11.55pm on 28 April 2015 (even if your final results have not been announced). Please note: the invitation is not an indication that you have qualified for the award of a degree.

Guest tickets are free of charge but are only guaranteed if ordered before 28 April.

Booking will open at 10am on 11 March and will close at 11.55pm on 28 April and it is not possible to book at any other time. Failure to book your place may result in you and your guests not being able to attend the ceremonies. To book your place, log into your My Details account and open your ceremony intray message.

For more detailed information on the booking process, including downloadable screenshots to help guide you through the process, please see More information on booking.

Due to limited capacity, you may only 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 28 April 2015.

The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies will be available via a live video stream to both Firth Street and George Buckley lecture theatres on campus; it does not allow guests to watch via their own computers from other locations.

For more detailed information on guest tickets, please see guest tickets

It is compulsory to wear academic dress at ceremonies and you cannot participate without it. Academic dress comprises of gown, hood and mortarboard, and denotes your university and the title of your award.

Gown hire will open towards the end of April and orders must be placed by 29 June 2015. An email notification of when it will open will be issued nearer the time along with contact details for the gown supplier. 

For more detailed information on hiring your robes, please see academic dress hire (when the hyperlink becomes available)

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 25 June until 11.55pm on 28 June via the online store. An email confirming the date and time of release will be issued nearer the time.

The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies will be available via a live stream to both the Firth Street and George Buckley 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 30 June until 11.55pm on 1 July via the online store.

For more detailed information on additional guest tickets, please see Additional Guest Tickets

You can have a celebratory photograph taken by a professional photographer from Success Photography, sponsors of our annual Student Voice Conference.

You may like to make use of the online pre-booking service designed to save time on the day, give you access to a wider choice of photography packages and allow you to book a studio time that suits you. Alternatively, you can choose your package and pay on the day.

In addition, a Success photographer will be present in the hall during the ceremonies, and, circumstances permitting, a photograph of your award being conferred on the stage will be available as a free download from the Success website.

For more detailed information on photography, please see photography

On the day of your ceremony you will firstly need to register and collect tickets from the registration room. Entry to both award ceremony venues is strictly by ticket only and admission will be refused to non-ticket holders.

You should arrive on campus 1½ hours before the ceremony starts and you and your guests must be seated in St Paul's Hall before the latest time shown in the schedule. Once the hall doors are closed and the ceremony has begun there will be no further admittance to students or guests.

For full details of the on the day schedule, please see arrival times

Graduation Dates

Calendar of dates for July 2015 The ceremonies will take place from Monday 13 to Friday 24 July 2015. Please note that it is still possible that these dates will change. Click on the tabs above for information on how to book your place, gown and photography. A full timetable is available via the hyperlink on the left of the screen.

The booking process will open on 11 March and you must book your place and purchase your guest tickets before 28 April 2015.

Calendar with dates circled The November ceremonies take place between the 9-12 November. Click on the tabs above for information on how to book your place, gown and photography. The booking process will open on 23 September and you must book your place before 13 October 2015. The timetable will be published in August 2015.

Future Ceremonies

The provisional dates of the future graduation ceremonies are:

Monday 11 - Friday 22 July 2016

Monday 14 - Thursday 17 November 2016

Monday 10 - Friday 21 July 2017

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 graduation@hud.ac.uk

For problems with logging into your My Details account, please contact IT.Support@hud.ac.uk

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.

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