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Guests and Tickets

Graduation is a popular event; the ceremony venue has a fixed limit on the number of seats. You can request and we will guarantee up to 2 tickets, however this may need be reduced to one or none depending on the current Health and Safety guidelines at the time of your ceremony. All guests will require a ticket to enter the auditorium and these, need to have been requested via the Graduation eVision task.

In your "Graduation Task" you will be asked to indicate how many guests you would like to attend your ceremony, each of whom will require a guest ticket, the first two guest tickets are free and any additional made available in the second allocation are charged at £26 each.

Please note guest seating is not assigned and children under the age of 7 are unable to attend the formal ceremony.

A deadline of Tuesday 21 June 2022 is given for you to complete your eVision graduation task and request any guest tickets you require.

The event will be live streamed on the day to allow those unable to attend to see it in real-time via the internet. We hope to have a live screening of the ceremony on campus where children and adults unable to enter the theatre can watch the ceremony, this is dependent on the current guidelines and health and safety considerations.

The eVision task also provides the opportunity to request any visa letters and/or to give details of any additional requirements for both guests and students; common accessibility needs are listed in the "My Graduation" task.

How do I know how many tickets I have and how do I pay?

Firstly, you must have completed your eVision Graduation invite task and request guest tickets by the deadline (Tuesday 21 June 2022) and be eligible to attend. Students are entitled to up to two free guest tickets at this stage.

You will be able to see your allocation via the My Graduation tab in eVision once the ticket task goes at lunchtime on Thursday 23 June 2022.

At 10am on Monday 27 June 2022 the first guest ticket window closes. We will clear original guest ticket requests in order for you to request additional tickets in the next allocation windows if required.

Further allocations will occur following this to cater for those awarded after this date.

- (Second Allocation) takes place from 10am Tuesday 28 June 2022 to 10am on Thursday 30 June 2022, where you will have 2 days to request any further guest tickets, in addition to the free tickets you have already secured. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, including first requests for 2 free guest tickets.

Any additional guest tickets made available in the second allocation are charged at £26 each.

- If you have requested tickets in the second allocation window, then please check your eVision account for your new allocation details after 12pm on Friday 1 July 2022. You will be able to make payment for your second ticket allocation from this time until the day before your ceremony. On the day of your ceremony any allocated tickets not paid for will be removed from your account to be sold at the ceremony, on a first come, first served basis, depending on current Health and Safety guidelines. The graduation task will also reopen for any other updates.

Payment by card only. We accept Visa, MasterCard & Debit cards.  Unfortunately, we do not accept AMEX & Diners.

What do I do if my guests or I need a visa to attend my ceremony?

You will be able to request a support letter for both yourself and any guests requiring a visa via your eVision Invitation Task.

Do I have to pay for all my guest tickets?

The first two requested guest tickets are free and any additional made available to you in the second allocation are charged at £26 each. To enter the auditorium you will need a ticket.

Can I buy tickets for young guests?

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).

Degree ceremonies are quite long (about an hour and a half, further extended by the time sitting in the theatre before the ceremony starts) and are not designed to appeal to young children. We find that even well-behaved children find it difficult to cope with this and to remain quiet throughout the ceremony. Therefore children who are 6 or younger cannot be accommodated within 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.

However, children of all ages are more than welcome to join the celebrations on campus and to watch your Graduation from the big screen which we plan to have outside, but they must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Are there any child care facilities available for Graduation?

Please note that we are not able to provide any childcare facilities on the day and that a parent, guardian or family member must remain with children at all times.

How will I collect my guest tickets?

All tickets (student & guests) are to be collected in person by the student at Registration on the day of the ceremony. Registration (which is for students only) opens 2 hours prior to your ceremony start time.

When you register your attendance for your Graduation ceremony, you will be given your ticket for entry to the theatre, which will include your seat number. You will also be given any guest tickets that you have paid for. Please remember to bring photographic ID with you to register.

Students must be registered and in the theatre wearing their gown at least half an hour prior to the official ceremony start time. Guests may not be permitted to enter the theatre after the ceremony has started.

Will I be seated with my guests?


Graduating students are seated together, so they can be guided to the stage in the correct order for their name to be called and their certificate issued. Consequently guests are seated separately but do not have allocated seats.

Guests are seated in blocks at either end of the auditorium, facing both the student seats and the stage.

Ceremonies last for an average of 90 minutes however some larger ceremonies may last up to two hours. Food and drink (apart from bottled water) are not permitted in the IAC.

Will I be able to get more guest tickets than I have been allocated?

Availability of tickets will depend on demand and Health and Safety guidelines, therefore we cannot guarantee that spare tickets will be available for any ceremony.

Initially until the task closes temporarily on 27th June, students will only be allowed to request up to free guest tickets via the eVision task.

We are planning to offer a second allocation of guest tickets, however due to both potential demand and possible Health and Safety restrictions we are unable to forecast the number of tickets that may be available.

What should I do if I do not need all the tickets that have been allocated for me to buy?

If you are suddenly unable to attend, please update your eVision Graduation Task and we will take note of your ticket release.

On the day of your ceremony, if you find that you suddenly do not require all the guest tickets allocated to you, please inform the registration desk on your arrival.

What should I do if my guest has additional requirements?

If any of your guests have additional requirements you will be asked to give details in your eVision Invitation Task.

You will be contacted close to your ceremony to confirm arrangements; normally after the ticket allocations have been completed.

Cancellation policy for events beyond our control

Although we are planning to hold this event in person, Government guidelines and social restrictions at the time may force us to cancel or change the planned event – please take this into account if you or your guests are planning to travel to the event as the University cannot be held liable for any cancellations and expenses you may incur.

The University will not be liable to you in any manner whatsoever for any failure or delay, or for the consequences of any failure or delay, in performance of any contract with you if it is due to any event beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to:

  • strikes, lockouts or other industrial action or disputes (whether involving our workforce or any other party);
  • acts of God;
  • pandemic, quarantine or widespread illness (whether affecting our staff and/or student body or otherwise);
  • governmental requisitioning, emergency planning or provision;
  • war, protests, fire, flood, storm, tempest, explosion;
  • an actual, suspected or threatened act of terrorism;
  • riot;
  • civil commotion;
  • national emergencies;
  • breakdown of plant or machinery;
  • actions or defaults of placement providers; or
  • default of suppliers or sub-contractors

The contract between you and us is governed by English Law. You and Brunel both agree that the English and Welsh courts have jurisdiction over any disputes that may arise under this contract. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

This contract is between you and Brunel, and no other third party shall be entitled to make any claim in connection with it by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Each of the provisions above is separate and severable. Accordingly, if any court or body or authority of competent jurisdiction finds any such provision to be illegal, unlawful, void or unenforceable this will not affect the remainder of those provisions which will continue in full force and effect.

Please note that the ability to participate and view the celebration live stream on the day will depend upon a number of factors beyond the University’s control, such as the user’s browser, system and bandwidth. It is therefore impossible to guarantee that the streaming will be viewable to all.

We will update the website when further information becomes available, so be sure to check back here regularly.