Staff attending the ceremony
Staff are invited to attend graduation ceremonies. Find out about how to take part.
Register to attend
All staff are welcome to attend and we encourage as many as can attend to support our graduating students and their families.
The next set of ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 18 - Thursday 20 February 2020. Registration for this will be open nearer the time.
If you are graduating you will not be able to attend your ceremony as a member of staff but you can still attend any other ceremony as a member of staff.
The honorary graduands for February will be announced in due course.
To attend a ceremony, you must wear a gown. The registration form asks you for your gown requirements.
If you miss the deadline for registering, we will not be able to arrange a gown for you to wear.
If you have your own gown, you must still complete the registration form.
As a member of staff attending the ceremony, you will need to arrive at the Wills Memorial Building 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
You will join the procession, and process up to the stage. You will sit on the stage for the ceremony.
If you have any health needs, or disabilities, that need additional support during the ceremony, please let us know when you complete the registration form.
The Great Hall is fitted with a loop system. Find out more access information about Wills Memorial Building.
You can also take part in the graduation ceremony as a Bedell, a ceremonial officer.
This role is open to any member of staff at the University and involves organising and leading the ceremonial aspects of the ceremony.
Bedells are entitled to two extra days of leave in the year they perform in a ceremony.
If you are interested in being a Bedell, you should email Susan.Hooper@bristol.ac.uk.