Academic Dress and Photography

Academic Dress

All Graduands attending a ceremony are required to wear academic dress, which includes a gown, hood and mortarboard.

The University of Law uses a company called Ede & Ravenscroft to provide the academic dress. Your gown must be hired from them.

You will receive an email from The University of Law when tickets open, detailing how to order your academic dress and photography.

Ordering your Gown

Gown orders will be available when ticket bookings open.

All orders for gowns can be done online from Ede & Ravenscroft or over the telephone. Contact details will be included in the graduation

When ordering, please be prepared with your head circumference, chest and height measurements, and your credit/debit card details.

If you miss the deadline for gowning you can hire one on the day of graduation, but this will be at an enhanced rate and subject to availability.

Collecting your Gown

Gowning will take place at the venue before the ceremony. Please see the ceremony schedule for your allocated time.

You must return your gown at the end of the ceremony unless you have paid for additional hire.

Dress Code

As a Graduand, you should arrive in smart dress – we recommend to bring a brooch or pin to secure your hood to your garment.

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


Ede & Ravenscroft are also the official photographers of The University of Law graduation ceremonies. Photographs may be ordered on the same website from which you order your gown, or you can order them on the day of your ceremony from the photography sales desk. Please note that availability may be limited on the day.

Photography orders will be available when ticket booking opens.

You can pre-purchase your studio portrait photography at a discounted rate online via the Ede & Ravenscroft website.

Studio portrait photographs will be taken by Ede & Ravenscroft before your ceremony.

Ede & Ravenscroft will also be taking photographs during the ceremony as the degrees are awarded. These will be available to view and purchase online after the ceremony.

You will also be able to purchase photography on the day, however please be aware this is subject to availability and your service may be limited to accommodate.

Please note the use of flash photography is not permitted during the ceremony.

Ede & Ravenscroft Pricing

For gown hire and photography charges please visit the Ede & Ravenscroft website.

Terms and conditions for cancellations are available online or from Ede & Ravenscroft’s Customer Services:
+44 (0) 1223 861 854