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Graduation details


All graduates are required to wear a gown and to be dressed in smart business attire. To hire an academic gown for the ceremony day, please visit our supplier's website: Ede & Ravenscroft.

If you prefer to hire your gown by telephone, please call them on +44 (0)1223 861 854.

On the day, you must remember to:

  • Bring your gown hire reference number and a form of identification in order to collect your gown
  • Wear smart business attire (what you would wear for a job interview). Those who attend in jeans, t-shirt etc will not be presented on stage.
  • Wear a shirt or blouse with buttons so that your gown can be easily secured to your clothing
  • Wear shoes in which you will feel comfortable climbing up/down steps and walking across a large stage.


Ede and Ravenscroft is the University’s official graduation photographer, and will be welcoming graduates, family and friends into their studios located in the International Convention Centre.

Ede and Ravenscroft offers a unique pre-booking service with a wide range of photograph packages to suit everyone, including the option to book a time slot.