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All eligible students will be emailed with an invitation to graduation in October.

Please head to David Ross Sports Village on University Park to register.  

Try to allow at least an hour from arriving on campus to

  • register
  • collect your tickets
  • collect your gown
  • have official photography taken
  • enjoy refreshments




You must be registered, gowned and seated 30 minutes before the start of your ceremony. If you arrive once the ceremony is underway you may not be allowed to collect your award, we will do our best to ensure you cross the stage but it wont be with your cohort. Please allow plenty of time to make your journey on the day!

On the day



Academic dress

You can collect your academic gown after registering. Make sure you have your confirmation with you, either printed out or on your phone.

There is a gown return point at the East Midlands Conference Centre which is open until 6.00pm and it is run by Ede and Ravenscroft who can help you out of your robes. After this time, you can return your gown to a drop off point in the reception area of David Ross Sports Village, which is open until 10.00pm.

For more information about your academic dress, please see the Gowns section of the website.


Graduand seat numbers will be on the tickets. Please ensure you sit in your designated seat, this is extremely important as certificates are ordered by seat number.

You will be returning to the same seat after crossing the stage.

Guest seating is not reserved so guests can sit where they like.


What to expect at your ceremony

You will be handed a leaflet with information about the day when you register.

If for any reason a certificate is not available on the day it will be sent to you permanent address. You will not be able to collect certificates on behalf of students not present at the ceremony.

If you have any problems, stewards will be on hand to answer your queries, they will be wearing blue robes.

Timings for the day

Please make a note of the timings below:

Graduation timings
 Graduation Times 9.45 11.45 15.15
 Registration  8.00 - 9.00  10.00 - 11.00  13.00 - 14.30
 Doors open  9.00  11.10  14.30
 Graduands seated by  9.15  11.25  14.45
 Ceremony (approx. end)  9.45 - 10.45  11.45 - 12.45  15.15 - 16.15
 Post ceremony refreshments  11.00 - 12.00  13.00 - 14.00  16. 30 - 17.30
 Gown return closes  18.00  18.00  18.00 


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