When is my graduation ceremony taking place?
The Winter Graduation ceremonies will be taking place between the 17 – 19 December 2019. The timetable for the ceremonies is available now.
Will I receive an invitation to graduation?
All students who are eligible to attend the graduation ceremonies will be emailed in October with instructions on how to register and book tickets.
What happens if I don't complete my programme?
If you don't complete your programme then you are not eligible for graduation.
The Student Administration team checks the eligibility of everyone who has confirmed their attendance at graduation. Students who haven't completed their programme automatically receive refunds for any tickets they have purchased, and their attendance is cancelled.
We strongly suggest you confirm your attendance and book tickets even if you aren't sure if you will complete your degree this year (if you think you may need to repeat or resit next year, for example) to avoid any disappointment . If you choose to wait until you know you have passed before you register to attend graduation there might not be any more guest tickets available.
I need a letter to support my visa application for myself or my guests to enter the UK to attend graduation
Please refer to our guidance for international students.
I need more than two guest tickets
Any remaining tickets following the initial booking period will be made available to purchase online from noon on Tuesday 19 November. These will be subject to availability and will be sold at £15 per ticket on a first-come, first-served basis.
Any remaining or returned tickets after the booking site closes from the second booking period will then be sold on the day, 90 minutes before the start of the ceremony at £15 per ticket. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please be aware that tickets will only be sold to, or with the permission of, graduands.
Where can I park?
Guest parking is provided on campus. To park on campus you will need a parking pass. This will be emailed to you as an attachment once you confirm your attendance on the Student Registration & Booking Site. Please print this pass and display it clearly in the windscreen of your vehicle. Without it, you will not be permitted to park on campus.
If you did not receive a pass in your confirmation email, please email the Graduation team and a pass will be sent to you.
Disabled parking will also be provided.
My guests have additional access arrangements
As part of the Student Registration & Ticket Booking process you'll be asked whether any of your guests have a disability. We will then contact you to discuss their needs to make sure that appropriate seating is reserved for them in the venue.
Can children attend the ceremony?
As part of the Student Registration & Ticket Booking process you will be asked whether you are bringing any guests under the age of five to the ceremony. Children are welcome to attend graduation but please note that the ceremonies are formal in nature and young children may become restless or unsettled during the ceremony. To ensure the enjoyment of other guests, and to avoid any disruption to the ceremony, guests with very young children will be asked to sit near the exit of the venue to allow them to leave at any time should they need to do so.
Children under the age of five do not require a guest ticket but must sit on an adult’s lap during the ceremony.
Children aged five and over must have their own ticket. Please note that there are no child concessions.
Can my guests and I stay on campus overnight?
If you would like to stay on campus with your guests we have accommodation available in our premium Halls of Residence. Rooms in halls are grouped into flats of eight, featuring double rooms (for single or double occupancy) with en-suite shower and bathroom as standard.
You can book your accommodation online. For our special Graduation rates, be sure to select ‘Halls of Residence’ as the Location and enter the promotion code WGRAD2019 when you book.
How long will the ceremony last?
All ceremonies last for approximately one hour followed by a drinks reception in Founder’s Dining Hall for Graduates and guests (with tickets).