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How many guests can I bring to the ceremony? 

All graduands who book in for their ceremony are guaranteed to receive two guest tickets. E-tickets will be sent to students approximately two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Can my guests bring children to the ceremony?

Yes, graduation is a family occasion. However, you must include children in your request for tickets (with the exception of babies). If small children become upset or restless during the ceremony, we kindly ask that your guests take them out of the auditorium until they have settled.


There is no fee to attend the graduation ceremonies but you must book in by the deadline.

You'll need to hire your graduation gown, which costs approximately £45, depending on your award. The company who hold the official University graduation gowns and academic dress are called Ede & Ravenscroft.

Find out more about graduation gowns and how to hire them.

Visa letters

If you or your guests require a visa letter to attend the ceremony, please email and include the following information in full:

  • Your full name
  • Your full course title
  • Your date of birth and those of your guests
  • The full names of your guests (a maximum of two guests can be included on a visa letter)
  • The full postal address of you, your guests, and their relationship to you.

You must book in for your ceremony before you request a letter.

As each application varies, please also make sure you allow plenty of time to apply for your visas.

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