Academic Services Division

Gown hire

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) in order to cross the stage. Academic dress must be ordered by Tuesday 17 June 2014. 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. 

All queries regarding academic dress should be directed to Ede and Ravenscroft. They also have a helpful FAQs page.

We have images of a range of gowns and the various colour ribbons of different awards.



Graduand dress code

Whilst graduation is a special celebration for you, it is important to remember it is also an official University ceremony. It can be difficult to decide how to balance looking smart and special. We strongly recommend you dress as you would for a job interview and that male graduands wear a shirt and tie.

Casual clothing, ie jeans, T’shirts, trainers, Ugg boots and flip flops 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.

Academic Services Division

Portland Building, University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Please see our departmental organisation pages for contact numbers
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5540