Gowns must be hired from Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd, their details and information on an online discount are available on this flyer.
Graduands are required to wear full academic dress (cap, gown and hood). Academic dress must be ordered by Tuesday 18 June 2013. To order your academic dress you can complete an on-line order form at www.gownhire.co.uk or phone the call centre on 01223 861854. After the deadline you may be charged a late fee or be unable to hire a gown at all. All queries regarding academic dress should be directed to Ede and Ravenscroft.
Anyone who fails to order their academic dress will not be able to cross the stage on the day.
Graduand dress code
Whilst graduation is a special celebration for you, it is important to remember it is also an official University occasion. You are expected to wear smart clothing and a shirt and tie is required for male graduands. Dress as you would for a job interview.
Casual clothing, ie jeans, T’shirts, trainers and Ugg boots are not considered appropriate attire for graduation ceremonies. We reserve the right to refuse entry to students who are inappropriately dressed.
Ensuring that your academic dress sits properly and looks good for your photographs can be difficult. Gowns are generally easy to wear although they can tend to slip backward—especially if worn over a silky top. Hoods can cause more difficulties and may slide outwards and off your shoulders. A shirt and tie or blouse with buttons down the front is useful to secure hoods.
Unfortunately there are no cloakroom facilities at the Sports Centre so please do not bring additional clothing or bags.