Ordering your gown
To order your academic dress you can complete an on-line order form at www.gownhire.co.uk 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.
Collecting your gown
You pick up your gown from the David Ross Sports Village on 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.
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 faculty||Award||Colour of ribbon|
||BArch. MArch, DArch
|Arts and Letters (inc. Social Work)
||Ba, MA, MSW, DLitt
|Divinity and Theology
||BD, BTh, MTh, DD
||BEd, MEd, EdD
||Light navy blue
||LLB, LLM, LLD
|Medicine, Medical Science and Public Health
||BM, BS, BMedSci, MMedSci, MPH. DM
|Music and Musical Arts
||BMus, AMusM, AMusD, DMus
||BN, MN, NursD
|Philosophy and Research
||BPhil, MPhil, MRes, PhD
|Science and Mathematics
BSc, MSc, MMath, MSci, MNutr, DAppPsy, DSc
||BVMcdSoi, BVM, BVS, DVM, DV3