• Graduation Ceremony - 26th April 2017

  • All tickets for the graduation ceremony on Wednesday 26th April have now been allocated and no further tickets can be purchased.  

    Important Information
    1. If you have not purchased your gown online you will need to now do this on the day. On the day Gown Hire will cost £60. You will not be able to attend the graduation ceremony without a gown. This is in accordance with University regulations.

    2. Please ensure you arrive early and in plenty of time to register, gown and have any photography taken prior to your ceremony. Late arrivals will not be admitted to the ceremony.

    3. There will be no additional tickets for sale on the day. Any visitors without tickets will not be able to enter the graduation ceremony.

  • Details of your Ceremony
    Morning ceremony for graduands from:

    • London Moorgate Centre
    • Guildford Centre
    • Bristol Centre
    • Exeter Centre

    Registration opens: 8.30am

    Gowning opens: 8.30am

    Photography open from: 8.30am – 1.30pm

    Ceremony: 10.00am – 12.00pm

    (N.B. All graduands must be ready to be seated by 9.30am)

    Refreshments: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

    Afternoon ceremony for graduands from:
    • London Bloomsbury Centre
    • Birmingham Centre
    • Chester Centre
    • Manchester Centre
    • Leeds Centre

    Registration opens: 2.00pm

    Gowning opens: 2.00pm

    Photography open from: 2.00pm – 6.30pm

    Ceremony: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

    (N.B. All graduands must be ready to be seated by 9.30am)

    Refreshments: 5.30pm – 6.30pm


    For full Terms and Conditions please click here.


  • Academic Dress

    As a Graduand you’re required* to wear academic dress which includes a gown, hood and mortarboard. All pre-ordered academic dress will be supplied by Ede and Ravenscroft on the day. You’ll collect your academic dress on the day at the ceremony venue where you’ll be dressed. You’ll then be required to return all academic attire at the end of your ceremony.

    As a Graduand, you should arrive in smart dress – noting that your hood will be fixed to a shirt button. Female Graduands are advised to bring a brooch to secure their hoods.

    As this is a formal celebration, we ask that that guests dress accordingly, in smart attire. Casual clothing such as jeans, trainers and t-shirts are not suitable for this event.


  • The Venue

    Your Graduation ceremony is being held at The Barbican Centre, and is located in the heart of the City of London and is accessible by rail, road and underground.

    By Tube: We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the TfL website.

    By Rail: The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon.

    By Bus: Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street. We are easily accessible by bus from around the city; plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map.

    By Foot: Explore the city by visiting us on foot – you can walk to the Barbican within 30 minutes from all over central London.

    N.B. Until autumn 2019, Moorfields Highwalks will be closed for public access. Please see map for alternative routes to the Barbican.

    By Bicycle: Cycle racks are available at the entrance to Car Park 5 and exit to Car Park 3 and helmets and equipment can be left in our free cloakrooms. Our nearest TfL Bicycle Hire docking station is Silk Street.

    By Car: The Barbican is clearly sign-posted and has four car parks on Beech Street and Silk Street.

    By Coach: For those visiting by coach, Silk Street is the designated set down and collect point.


    • When and where is my ceremony being held?

      • The University of Law April Graduation Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

      What time is my ceremony and what time can I check in?

      The following centres will be graduating at 10:00am and can check in from 8:30am:

      • - London Moorgate
      • - Guildford
      • - Bristol
      • - Exeter

      The following centres will be graduating at 3:30pm and can check in from 2:00pm:

      • - London Bloomsbury
      • - Birmingham
      • - Chester
      • - Manchester
      • - Leeds

      If I am late can I change my ceremony time?

      • - All ceremonies are set and cannot be changed, if you are late for your ceremony you will not be allowed access to the ceremony hall.

      How long does my ceremony last?

      • - Each ceremony will last approximately 2 hours with an hour for refreshments post the ceremony.

      Do I have to wear a gown?

      • - All Graduands must wear a gown in accordance with University regulations. If you do not have a gown you will not be able to attend the ceremony.

      Where do I hire my gown from?

      Where do I collect my gown from?

      • - You can collect your gown from Ede & Ravenscroft at The Barbican once you’ve checked in. Once your graduation is over you will need to return your gown to Ede & Ravenscroft before you exit the building.

      What do I wear underneath my gown?

      • - Your graduation is a formal occasion so we recommend Graduands dress smartly. T-shirts, trainers and similar casual attire are not permitted.
      • - Clothing with buttons down the front is recommended so you can secure your hood to your gown. Please consider that Ede & Ravenscroft don’t provide pins or grips to secure the hood.

      What does my ticket entitle me to?

      • - Your ticket allows entry to the ceremony and refreshments post the ceremony.

      Will there be disabled access?

      • - Yes, there is disabled access and we have allocated disabled seating in the ceremony room. Please let the Graduation Team know if you require disabled access / seating via email: graduation@law.ac.uk

      Where do I get my certificate from?

      • - You will not receive your certificate on the day of your graduation as all certificated are posted to out after successful receiving your results.
      • - If you have not received your certificate yet then please contact our Former Records department: former-records@law.ac.uk

      How can I book professional photography?

      • - You can book photography directly with Ede & Ravenscroft once you’ve logged in and hired your gown. Alternatively, on the day there will be a photo booth where you will be able to purchase other photographs.

      How do I notify you of any dietary requirements?

      • - You can add any dietary requirements in the Special Requirements comments box when purchasing your tickets, alternatively you can email the graduation team, quoting your full name and Student ID Number: graduation@law.ac.uk
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