As your graduation approaches, we want to ensure you are well-prepared. Before you graduate, follow the steps on our Pre-Graduation Checklist.

Registration: On the day of your graduation, you must register for your ceremony and collect your guest tickets from Hunter Halls. If you are late, you may not be able to graduate so please allow plenty of time to register. Times are listed below:

Ceremony Time

Graduate Registration/Gown Collection Time

Hunter Hall (Queue in Cloisters)

Graduands to be seated in Bute Hall for ceremony briefing

Guests Admitted to Bute Hall










Identification: If possible, bring your student card for quicker registration. If you no longer have your card, bring photographic ID and your student number.

Transport: Plan your journey and consider alternative transportation options, as parking near the campus is limited.

Accessibility: Contact the Graduations Team if you have specific access requirements. Lift access for guests and student will be available on the day.

Bag Policy: Avoid bringing large bags or rucksacks, as they are not allowed in Bute Hall. A bag drop marquee is located in the West Quad (behind the Chapel) for storage. Note that bags may be subject to search.

General Information:

→ Ensure you arrive at the specified time; failure to do so may result in non-participation.

→ If you enrol for the ceremony but don't attend without prior notification to the Registry, your graduation will be considered in-absentia, and documents will be sent to your recorded Home address in MyCampus.

→ Don't forget your student ID card; it's required for ticket collection.

→ The ceremony typically lasts 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the number of graduates.

→ Please be aware that there are no cloakroom facilities on the graduation day.

→ Hot drinks and alcohol are not permitted in Bute Hall but you may wish to bring some water.

We look forward to celebrating your achievements with you!