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FAQs

If you are attending the December graduation ceremony please refer to the 'On the Day' page for this ceremony information.

Our next ceremonies will be held in 2021 at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE. 

Robes are collected and returned from the Wolverhampton campus. Room details will be available soon. 

 Graduation Ceremony Robe Collection Opens      Robe Return    
Morning Ceremony 8.00am By 5pm

Afternoon Ceremony

11:00am By 5pm
Evening Ceremony 4.00pm By 8pm

Graduation photography will take place at the Wolverhampton campus.

The decision to allow latecomers to be presented will be entirely at the discretion of the Faculty Student Records Co-ordinator whose decision is final.


If you are accepted as a late arrival, you will be given a card detailing your name and award, which you must keep safe. You will be presented at the end of the students awards and must stay seated in the place that you are directed to by the student centre staff, until you are asked to make your way to the front of the auditorium.

Children of all ages may attend graduation, however children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All guest, including children, will require a ticket charged at £20. Children under the age of 3 may sit on a guest's lap but will require a babes in arms ticket which will cost £3 and must be purchased online. 

Graduation is a ceremonial occasion which young children can find tedious. Out of respect for other guests we request that small children should be taken out of the auditorium if they become unsettled during the ceremony so as not to disturb proceedings. All guest, including children, will require a ticket charged at £20. Children under the age of 3 may sit on a guest's lap but will require a babes in arms ticket which will cost £3 and must be purchased online. 

You will NOT be presented for your award unless you are wearing academic robes. You may order your robes following the link below:

http://www.gownhire.co.uk

Your transcripts will be sent out with your results letter a few weeks after your award has been conferred. They will be sent out from your Faculty.

Tickets for guests will be emailed to students at least 2 weeks before the date of your ceremony.

Digital photos that are taken of each finalist as they are presented with their award on stage may be purchased online.

You will have until 5.00pm on the last day of ceremonies to return your gown to the gowning room. If it is kept after that time then you will need to contact Ede and Ravenscroft direct regarding their returns policy / additional charges (as the contract is between you and the gowning company not the university). The university WILL NOT return on your behalf.

Each ceremony lasts approximately 1 ½ hours.

Guests should arrive in good time. At least 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony with a valid ticket. Guests arriving once the ceremony is underway may NOT be permitted to enter the auditorium until a suitable break in the proceedings. They may also be asked to occupy alternative seats so other guests are not disturbed.

If you can no longer attend the ceremony but still want the certificate, you will have the option to request your certificate through e:Vision. (you can do this via the graduation page on e:Vision after the ceremonies have taken place).

All certificates for people requesting through e:Vision will then start to be sent out after all the ceremonies have taken place - so students should receive their certificate within 4 weeks of the ceremony.

Yes, students must provide information on their guests needs (e.g. BLS interpreter, wheelchair users) when the guest tickets are purchased. If information has not been provided you must contact the university as soon as possible via e:Vision helpdesk.