Booking your graduation

Graduation essentials

Two happy graduates

Your email invitation to graduation will tell you the date and location of your graduation and include direct links to the online booking system (through eVision), our separate payment system for guest tickets, and to

You should complete the online booking process by the deadline date stated in the invitation. If you have not received an invitation please contact the graduation team.

If you do not book by the deadline date, we will assume you do not wish to attend.

The online booking can be accessed through eVision - Completing the process confirms your attendance (and for face to face events, your guest’s attendance) and contact details.

There is no charge for students to attend their own graduation ceremony. Paying for guests through the online store without completing the booking process does not confirm your attendance.

If you do not wish to attend you should still complete the process. Through it you can confirm the address where you want us to send your certificate.

For help with updating your payment details read the How to guide [PDF]

Please take note of our Booking and Attendance terms and conditions [PDF]

Guest tickets

At virtual events you can invite unlimited friends and family to view the webcast on the day.

All students attending their ceremonies may purchase up to two tickets for guests when attending a face-to-face event. They must be booked and paid for by the deadline date in your invitation email. The price before the deadline is £15 each.

If extra tickets are available, you will be notified once the payment deadline has passed. They are offered on a first come, first served basis and the price is £25 each.

Extra tickets will not be sold on the day of the ceremonies.

Gown ordering

All graduating students must wear academic dress to attend the face-to-face ceremonies. This means a gown with hood or sash indicating the type of award you have obtained (Bachelors, Masters, PG Diploma etc.).

You should hire your gown online from our approved suppliers Ede & Ravenscroft

When you order, by selecting the award type, the right gown and hood combination is reserved. You will collect your gown on the day unless you make other arrangements.

It will be more expensive to hire on the day. You should place your order 21 days before the date of your ceremony.

Before ordering make sure you know your head circumference, chest and height measurements. (If you do not know your hat size, measure your head circumference one inch above the eyebrow.)

You can also order by phone. Lines are open:

  • Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
  • T: +44 (0)1223 861854
  • Textphone: 1800101223861854 (to access the RNID Typetalk system)


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