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Ordering your gown

To order your academic dress you can complete an on-line order form at or phone Ede and Ravenscroft’s call centre on 01223 861854.

You will not be allowed to enter the hall or cross the stage if you are not in academic dress.

Gown hire prices start at £50 but vary depending on course.

If you have any queries regarding gowns please contact Ede and Ravenscroft directly. 

Graduand being helped putting her robe on

Academic dress


Collecting your gown

You pick up your gown from University Park Campus on the day of your ceremony, for information about the day please click here.

Tip—There will only be a small unmanned cloakroom facility on the day, so please do not bring extra bags with you.

Dress code

This is an official University ceremony, so please do look smart. We recommend you dress as you would for a job interview. We reserve the right to deny admission to inappropriately dressed students, this includes students wearing trainers and jeans—don’t let that be you!

Gowns and hoods may slide outwards and off your shoulders. A shirt and tie or blouse with buttons down the front is useful to secure hoods. Please bring some safety pins with you on the day to secure your hood if you are not wearing a shirt.

What will my hood look like?

All gowns are black, excluding: PhD, EdD, DSc which are claret. If you require more information about your hoods please email Ede and Ravenscroft.


Hood ribbon colour by Award
Nominal facultyAwardColour of ribbon
Architecture BArch. MArch, DArch Orange
Arts and Letters (inc. Social Work) Ba, MA, MSW, DLitt Cherry red
Business Administration MBA, DBA Salmon pink
Divinity and Theology BD, BTh, MTh, DD Purple
Education BEd, MEd, EdD Lilac
Engineering BEng, MEng Light navy blue
Laws LLB, LLM, LLD Maroon
Medicine, Medical Science and Public Health BM, BS, BMedSci, MMedSci, MPH. DM Gold
Music and Musical Arts BMus, AMusM, AMusD, DMus Pink
Nursing BN, MN, NursD Cream
Pharmacy BPharm, MPharm Dove grey
Philosophy and Research BPhil, MPhil, MRes, PhD Light blue
Science and Mathematics

BSc, MSc, MMath, MSci, MNutr, DAppPsy, DSc

Royal blue
Veterinary Medicine BVMcdSoi, BVM, BVS, DVM, DV3 Teal

Graduation hood colours by degree

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