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Before Graduation

 

What do I need to do before my Graduation?

The invitation will be in the form of an eVision task. It is as important to the University that you reply if you do not wish to attend as if you do wish to attend. You can also request guest tickets by responding to this task; guest tickets are £26 each.

You have until 12:00pm on Monday 26 November 2018 to complete this task to confirm your response. If you do not complete this task by the deadline you may not be able to attend your Graduation ceremony.

If you have not received an invitation by the end of August please contact awarding@brunel.ac.uk.

Can I change my mind about attending Graduation?

Yes. You can edit your response within the eVision graduation task until the deadline of noon on Monday 26 November 2018.

What will happen if I don't reply?

If you do not reply to your Graduation Invitation Task and want to attend your ceremony, it will not be possible to accommodate you on the day as you will not be allocated a seat in the ceremony and your certificate will not be produced for you to collect on the day.

Without replying to the invitation you are not able to request any guest tickets.

Why do I need to hire a gown?

If you intend to attend your ceremony you must wear an official gown of the University that equates to your academic achievement.

University gowns are provided by Ede & Ravenscroft. For information on how to hire or buy your gown please visit the Gowns and Dress Code section of the website.

Do I have to pay for my guest tickets before my ceremony?

Graduation is a popular event; the ceremony venue has a fixed limit on the number of seats, and so we are only able to guarantee up to 2 guest tickets per graduating student. All guests will require a ticket to enter the auditorium.

In your "Graduation Task" you will be asked to indicate how many guests (up to 4) you would like to attend your ceremony, each of whom will require a guest ticket, charged at £26 each. Please be aware that there is a maximum capacity at the venue for Health and Safety reasons and therefore we ask that only students and guests with tickets attend

Theatre (i.e. ticketed) entry is not permitted for children 6 years old and below (ie children need to be 7 or older to enter the theatre). In addition, because of fire regulations, any child 7 or older entering the theatre must have a separate seat (and ticket) and cannot be accommodated by sitting on an adult’s lap.

In order to share the available ceremony tickets as fairly as possible, we will carry out 2 guest ticket allocations:

You can pay for your tickets once the first allocation has taken place around 12pm on Tuesday 26th November. You will then be able to pay for them online through the eVision task or via the Cash Office. An email containing further instructions will be sent once the first ticket allocation has taken place.

You will then have until 9:00am on Monday 3rd December 2018 to pay for any allocated guest tickets. After this time, unpaid ticket allocations will be returned to the pool for re-allocation;

- (Second Allocation) from Tuesday 4th December 2018 to 8:00am on Thursday 6th December 2018, you can request additional guest tickets in addition to those tickets you have already paid for. You will have 2 days to request more guest tickets and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

- From 11:00am on Thursday 6th December 2018 the second guest ticket payment task opens. At this stage, please check your eVision account for second allocation details. You will be able to make payment for this second allocation from this date until 12:00pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018 until the day before your ceremony.

- (Payment Window Closure) On 12:00pm on Wednesday 12th December 2018 the second and final ticket payment window closes. No further payments will be or updates will be allowed as you cannot pay on the day at the ceremony – Please note that any allocated tickets not paid for by this date are no longer available and will be removed from your account.

All these activities will be offered via eVision, which will indicate the numbers of tickets allocated to you, any you have paid for and second allocation tickets approved. It is important that you check for email and text reminders during this period.

Visa Requirements

When completing the Graduation Task, you will be asked whether you or your guest(s) require a visa to visit the UK to attend your Graduation Ceremony. If you will be applying for a visitor visa, you will be able to request a letter via the Graduation Task in eVision that can either posted, emailed or collected from the Student Centre.

Please note when you are requesting this letter for your guest(s), you will need to supply the details of their full names (as per their passport) and their relationship to you. This letter should be submitted alongside the visa applications.

For further information regarding visas to visit the UK, please refer to the UK Visas and immigration website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration