Graduates on Founder's squad steps throwing their caps in the air

Food, drink, photos and merchandise


A wide range of merchandise and keep-sakes will be available for purchase on the day, alongside the free memorabilia you will recieve in the ceremony, such as your scroll.

Photography will be available, with both professional portrait studios set up in the Windsor Building, and ceremony photography of every graduate when they are presented to the Presiding Officer and departmental photographs. Full ceremony videos will also be available. 

Food and drinks vendors will also be available from our permanent campus outlets, as well as additional food trucks and bars being available for Summer Graduation 2024.

We highly reccommend that graduands arrive two hours before their ceremony to reigster and, once gowned, visit the photography and merchandise stands before their ceremony.

The Graduation Map will be available closer to July, showing the locations of the merchandise stands, florist, and photography studios.

Whats on Founder's Field 

Espresso Vibes offering hot drinks 

Sandwiches and Sweet Treats offering snacks, cakes, sandwiches and snacks 

Pimms Bar 

Icely Done offering frozen cocktails and mocktails 

RHUL Bar offering small bottles, prosecco, wine and soft drinks 

Food and drink outlet opening times

Founder's Field Outlets

  • Monday 15 July: 12:00 - 16:30
  • Tuesday 16 - Thursday 18 July: 09:00 - 16:30
  • Friday 19 July: 09:00 - 13:30

Cafe on the Square

  • Monday 15 - Friday 19 July: 08:00 - 19:00

Boilerhouse Cafe

  • Monday 15 - Friday 19 July: 09:00 - 16:00


  • Monday 15 - Friday 19 July 09:00 - 20:00


  • Tempest are the official photographers for our graduation ceremonies. Our studios and sales desk will be located in the Windsor Building.
  • Tempest operate on a queuing system, graduates are not able to book a slot in advance.  
  • The studio will be open two hours before the first ceremony of the day begins and close 90 minutes after the last ceremony concludes. 
  • Please note the below stipulations will apply. This is to allow all graduands an equal opportunity to get their photo taken.
    • No more than 6 family members per shoot
    • No more than 3 different shots per group
    • Portrait sales will be online only at using your unique reference numbers given to you on the day. Proof will be provided on the day for you to take home.
    • Departmental group photographs and presentation photographs will be printed on the day and can be paid for by cash or cashless payments. These images will also be available to purchase online around a week to ten days after the ceremony date.

Quick guide to Tempest photography

Will my photograph be taken during the ceremony? 

  • The official photographer will take a photo of every graduate during the ceremony when they are presented to the Presiding Officer. 
  • A group photograph will be taken of your department directly after your ceremony
  • Presentation and departmental photographs will be available to purchase 7 days after the ceremony via the Tempest website.
  • For groups of 7 or more there will be a supply charge of £25 which will need to be paid on the day. Please note, the photographers cannot guarantee that they will be able to offer this service on the day.


  • A video of your graduation ceremony will be available to download from our graduation website, free of charge, towards the end of September 2024. 
  • Graduates who complete the necessary steps will also be emailed a short, personalised video of their presentation to the Presiding Officer during the ceremony.

Live Stream

Share the link to your ceremony live stream with family and friends at home or abroad who don't want to miss your special day!

  • Links will be made available in July.
  • The videos will be available for you to download 6-8 weeks after the ceremonies.

Campus Clothing

Order your official graduation clothing and gifts!

You’ve got the degree, now buy the t-shirt! We’ve teamed up with the brilliant Campus Clothing to provide an exclusive range of branded Official Graduation Clothing & Gifts. From luxury hoodies & t-shirts with graduate’s names printed on the back, to graduation bears, mugs, and pin badges. Choose something special to keep as a memento of your graduation and add extra personalisation to make your name stand out from the crowd too!

For the full product catalogue 

Visit the friendly Campus Clothing stall at your graduation ceremony, where a selection of graduation merchandise will be available to purchase & take away. All stock will be available on a first come, first served basis. You can also place orders for items that you would like personalised at the event.



Longacres will be on campus selling gorgeous flower bouquets and arrangements.

Visit their stall at your graduation ceremony, where a selection of flowers and bouquets will be available to purchase & take away. All stock will be available on a first come first served basis.