Graduation booking

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

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This page contains information from our Summer 2021 ceremonies.  We will update it for the Winter 2022 ceremonies later in the year.


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 open. 

Any unsold tickets will be made available to those that have registered their interest for additional tickets when booking their initial two guest tickets. We will share information on when and how to book closer to the time. 

Children under 5 years old do not require their own 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.

Tickets will go on sale w/c 16 May. All eligible students will be sent the booking link via email. Bookings will close on 22 June 2022.


Ticket typeNumber per graduandBooking closes
Graduand 1 12pm (midday), 15 June 2022*
Guests 2 12pm (midday), 15 June 2022*
Carers As required  

*All tickets include the reception.

Tuesday 26 July
Ceremony 1: 12pm – Anthropology; Law; Music; Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
Ceremony 2: 3pm – Art; Visual Cultures

Wednesday 27 July
Ceremony 3: 12pm – Media, Communications and Cultural Studies; Theatre and Performance
Ceremony 4: 3pm – History; Psychology
Ceremony 5: 6pm – Design; Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies 

Thursday 28 July
Ceremony 6: 12pm – English and Creative Writing; Politics and International Relations
Ceremony 7: 3pm – Education (non PGCE); Institute for Management Studies 
Ceremony 8: 6pm – Computing; Sociology 

Friday 29 July: 
Ceremony 9: 12pm – Education (PGCE only)

Graduand tickets will be available to collect during your ceremony registration, this usually opens 90 minutes prior to your ceremony start time. 

Registration is located on the ground floor, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, this is where your ceremony will take place. 

Guest tickets will be issued electronically by email to the graduand within 1 week prior to the graduation ceremony. If you are not arriving with your guests, please ensure you forward their tickets to them in advance of the day. 

Guest tickets will not be issued at the event. Guests without pre-purchased tickets will not gain access to the building or the event. 

Academic robes

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

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 Graduation attendance fund, please contact us by email.