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Gowns & Dress Code

Ede and Ravenscroft (E&R) are the official University academic dress suppliers and photographers for Graduation. To take part in your Graduation ceremony you must be wearing Brunel University London academic dress, which consists of a gown, hood and hat that vary in relation to your award. These can be hired or purchased from E&R. The deadline for ordering a gown is 2nd July 2018.

Why do I need to wear a gown?

To take part in your Graduation ceremony you must be wearing Brunel University London academic dress.

Academic dress for Brunel consists of a gown, hood and mortar board (hat) that vary in relation to your award.

How can I hire or buy my gown?

Gowns are available to hire or purchase from Ede and Ravenscroft.

What information will I need to hire or buy my gown?

Before contacting Ede & Ravenscroft please make sure that you know your height and head size. If your chest measures above 52 inches you will need to state the exact measurement.

To get your head size you will need to measure the circumference of your head 1 inch above your eyebrow.

What is the deadline for hiring or buying a gown?

To guarantee that a gown will be available for you to wear during your ceremony you must arrange to hire a gown, no later than 2nd July 2018.

If you want to buy your Graduation gown please see the expected delivery times on the website when placing the order to ensure that it can be made in time.

How much will my gown cost?

Current gown hire costs are as follows:





Online   (£5 Discount)

Hire   Price

On the day (£5 extra)

All Certificates and Diplomas (In PG Cert)




All Bachelors/ All Integrated Awards




All Masters inc MPhil




PhD and Higher Doctorate




If students cancel their gown hire within 7 days of the ceremony taking place Ede and Ravenscroft a refund minus an admin fee of £1.50. Alternatively they can transfer their gown order to a future ceremony by calling the Customer Service team.

 Click here to hire or purchase your gown.

What should I wear under my gown?

A suit or similar formal outfit must be worn under your gown. National or cultural dress is also welcomed. Because of the fit of the gowns, it is helpful if you have a button at the top of your outfit (ie a shirt) which your hood can then be fixed to.

You may find it useful to bring some safety pins or hair grips to help with securing your hood and hat.

Do I have to wear the mortar board (hat)?

Yes. You should wear your hat throughout your ceremony until you have been presented to the Presiding Officer. Once you have taken your seat again, you may remove your hat. If, for any reason, you do not feel able to wear your hat, please contact student.centre@brunel.ac.uk. If you are a Sikh you are excused from wearing the hat but you must carry it with you as you cross the stage.

What will my gown look like?

gown - Dip Front

Diploma / Cert / PGCE

gown - Dip Back


gown - Bach Front

Bachelors (Undergraduate)

gown - Bach Back
gown - Masters Front

Masters (Postgraduate)

gown - Masters Back
gown - MEng Front

Intergrated Masters - MEng, MMath

gown - MEng Back
gown - Phd Front


gown - Phd Back