Find out about tickets, how to apply for extra tickets and options for family and friends without tickets.


If you register to attend your graduation ceremony you are guaranteed to receive:

  • a ticket for yourself
  • two guest tickets.

Babies and young children

This is a family occasion so children are welcome to attend, however, they must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Children aged two years or older must have their own ticket.

Ceremonies last for around 90 minutes, so may not be suitable for very young children. Out of respect for other guests, we ask that children are taken outside if they do become unsettled.

Extra tickets

You are guaranteed two guest tickets, but you can apply for extra tickets. We will allocate any extra tickets through a random ballot. We cannot guarantee that you will be allocated anything. 

How to apply

To enter the ballot, tell us how many extra tickets you would like on your registration form

How extra tickets are allocated

The first round of the ballot will be for one extra ticket, even if you have requested more. We will allocate tickets until we run out of seats, or until everyone who has requested extra, has at least one extra ticket. 

If there are spare tickets after this round, we will randomly allocate extra tickets to those who requested more.

We will email you no later than three working days before your ceremony if you have been allocated an extra ticket or not. We are unable to respond to any questions about ticket allocation before this time.

Ticket collection

Tickets, including any extra tickets allocated to you, will be available to collect on the day. Read our timetable for the day to find out where and when you can pick up your tickets.

Extra tickets

Sometimes we have tickets left over, or we have tickets returned to us. We will release these tickets shortly before each ceremony. From 8am for morning ceremonies, 10am for afternoon ceremonies and 1.30pm for evening ceremonies. Tickets may become available throughout the day, but we cannot guarantee this.

Guests without tickets

Watch on a big screen

If you have guests who would like to share your special day but do not have tickets, they are welcome to watch the ceremony live on a big screen.

Watch live online

If your friends and family cannot attend the day, they can watch the ceremony live online.

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