Before the Ceremony

Booking tickets

Invitations are sent in February for the summer ceremonies and in August for the winter ceremonies. Graduands who would like to participate in the ceremonies should book tickets by the deadline specified in their invitations.

Tickets are collected in person on the ceremony days from the Student Services Centre (Ground floor, Old Building).

Graduands book academic dress at least 10 business days prior to the ceremonies and gown collection/return on the day is located in the Student Services Centre Atrium (Ground Floor, Old Building).

Sessions for on the ceremony day can be pre-booked with the official ceremony photographer. There is also a term time photo session.

Discounted accommodation for graduands and their guests are available.

Graduands may request official letters to confirm they have been invited to the ceremony.

Graduands and guests may pre-order graduation merchandise and DVD/BDs.


Please notify Ceremonies if you need to cancel an existing booking.


Graduands should ensure that any outstanding fees are settled prior to the ceremony days as anyone who owes money to the School is not permitted to attend the ceremony. For further information on the School's policy on debt management, please visit the following webpage: Credit Management Policy

Merchandise listing

Names of students expecting to graduate will automatically appear in the ceremonies brochure and on some merchandise. If you do not want your name included, please notify Ceremonies by 1 April for the summer ceremonies and by 1 September for the winter ceremonies.

Ceremony Day

Please see these web pages for details on what to expect on the actual day, including the order of ceremony and seating, degree certificate collection and ticket and academic dress collection.