Graduation booking

When and how you can book your tickets, academic robes and photography.

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Graduating students attend ceremonies free of charge. 

Guest tickets are priced at £25 per person, and students are permitted to book up to two guest tickets when the first round of bookings opens. 

We will be in touch within two weeks of bookings closing with information on any additional guest tickets.

Children under five years old do not require their ticket if they can share the seat of a full-paying adult. 

Carers may attend free of charge to assist students. Please contact graduation ( to process your request.

Ticket typeNumber per graduandBooking closes
Graduand 1 TBC
Guests 2 TBC
Carers As required  

*All tickets include the reception.

Registration is located on the ground floor, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, and opens 90 minutes before your ceremony start time.

Student and guest tickets will be issued electronically by email to the graduate 1 week before your ceremony date. If you are not arriving with your guests, please ensure you forward their tickets to them in advance of the day. 

Academic robes

These should be hired or purchased as part of the ticketing process from our partner firm.

The cost of your robe hire is £45 for all awards. This cost includes the robe, hood and mortarboard/cap.

If you don't hire a robe by the closing date, you will require an 'on the day' hire. This will come with an additional fee of £5.

Your graduation is a formal occasion and it is requested that you wear academic robes on the day.

Academic robes are a meaningful part of the graduation experience and a symbolic tradition in the UK Higher Education community.

If you do not wish to wear a robe, please speak to graduation ( to discuss your options. 

If you are experiencing financial difficulty and would like to apply to the Graduate Fund, please contact us by email.