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Graduation ceremony

All graduation ceremonies take place in the David Ross Sports Village on University Park.

Ceremonies can be viewed live online.

After you have graduated, post ceremony refreshments as well as photography and memorabilia will be available at the East Midlands Conference Centre. 

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Information for guests


Arriving on the day

Please see maps and directions, and parking.


Guest tickets are picked up when the graduand registers.  They are not posted before the day.

You can also make arrangements to collect guest tickets if any guests are running late.


Guest seating is first come first served. Guests will not sit with their graduand.

All guests, including children, must have a ticket to gain admission to the ceremony; we do offer complimentary tickets to children under two however they must sit on a guest lap.


Graduation film

My Graduation Film will be providing video coverage at your graduation ceremony, capturing the special moment centre stage.

They offer a range of products ensuring that you can re-live the day and share it with those who couldn't be there.


Graduation attendants hoping to celebrate over a special dinner may wish to consider the Orchard Hotel restaurant.

Bookings can be taken by calling 0844 346 1216 or by email at Orchard Hotel Restaurant.


Guests and graduates are invited to the East Midlands Conference Centre after the ceremony for a celebratory drink and light bites.

If you have any dietary requirements please see Individual Requirements.



If you require overnight accommodation, there is a hotel available on University Park; the Orchard Hotel, which is adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre. Special rates are available to the graduating student and their guests.

To make a hotel booking, please forward a copy of your confirmation of your graduation registration email to or call 0115 876 0862/3 quoting "winter graduation". The discount is not available when you book online. 

Details of rooms are available on the De Vere website.


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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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