Before Graduation

What do I need to do before my Graduation?

Before Graduation you will be emailed an invitation to your ceremony. 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.

Students will be advised of the Ceremony dates during week beginning 15 February 2016, and the invitations will be issued in March with details of how to respond. If you have not received an invitation by the end of March please contact

Can I change my mind about attending Graduation?

You will be given a deadline by which to respond to your invitation, up until this deadline you are able to edit responses that you have given in the task.

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 Gown and Dress Code section of the website.

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

You will be able to pay for your guest tickets online and in person at the cash office. Details of how payments can be made will be available once tickets have been allocated.

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 will be posted to the addresses you supply. Please note when you are requesting this letter for your guest(s), you will need to supply the details of their full names, plus 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 Border Agency website

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Page last updated: Monday 15 February 2016