Graduation

As a member of academic staff, you are invited to attend your school's graduation ceremonies.

This involves wearing the relevant academic dress, being a part of the procession into the Great Hall and sitting on stage during the ceremony. View the schedule of graduation ceremonies on the SES student website.

Before graduation

You can order your gown directly from Ede and Ravenscroft from May. If you have ordered a gown from Ede and Ravenscroft before, you will automatically receive an email from them with instructions. New staff can email the Graduation Team to request to be set up and will receive instructions by email. Staff do not have to pay to borrow a gown. 

You will receive an email from Ede and Ravenscroft with your order number and collection instructions.

Please register your attendance even if you have your own gown so we have an accurate record of attendance numbers.

The deadline to order academic dress for graduation is the 23 June. 

If you have missed the registration deadline but still want to attend a ceremony please email the Graduation Team. If you miss the deadline to order a gown you can borrow a plain black gown from Ede and Ravenscroft on the day.

Ede and Ravenscroft will make every effort to supply the correct academic dress for overseas degrees. However, this is not always possible and they may have to provide substitute dress.

On the day

You can collect your gown from 8am from UG09 in the Great Hall.

Please report to room UG09 in the Great Hall (halfway up the main staircase) at least 15 minutes before the ceremony start time. Before you enter the hall you will be instructed to line up for the procession.

When you're in the Great Hall, you will be led on to the stage and seated for the duration of the ceremony (usually 45 minutes). When the ceremony is declared closed, you will be led out of the Great Hall as part of the recession.