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. 

You can see the schedule for the July 2023 graduations here 

Before graduation

If you have ordered before you can order your gown directly from Ede and Ravenscroft.  You will automatically receive an email from them with instructions.

New staff can email the graduation team to request an account and will receive instructions by email. Staff do not have to pay to hire the gown to wear as academic staff processing at graduation as staff.  

The deadline to order academic dress for graduation is the 26 June.

If you miss the deadline to order a gown you can borrow a plain black Leeds University gown from Ede and Ravenscroft on the day please email us for details.  

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 academic dress.

On the day

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

For the ceremony, please report to UG09 in the Great Hall at least 20 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 up 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.