Staff attendance at Graduation ceremonies

Staff on stage during Graduation

All academic and research staff will shortly be invited to attend graduation, which will take place from Friday 17 July to Friday 24 July 2015 in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building. An email invitation will be sent out to appropriate staff. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact the Public and Ceremonial Events Office directly (0117 928 8986). We hope that academic staff will attend in support of their students.

Please note that:


  1. Schedule of ceremonies
  2. Timetable for the day
  3. Hire of academic gowns
  4. Access arrangements
  5. Honorary Graduands
  6. Dates of forthcoming ceremonies
  7. Arrangements for students

Timetable of the day

Ceremonies will commence at 10.30 am, 1.30 pm and 4 pm each day, except Wednesday 22 July where there will be two ceremonies at 11.15 am and 2.30 pm. Each ceremony will last approximately one hour.

Staff are requested to arrive at the Wills Memorial Building 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony, with their gown, ready to robe (details about where to collect gowns and the location of robing rooms will be included with the tickets).

Hire of academic gowns

Staff processing at a graduation ceremony must wear academic robes. Your gown requirements must be included in your submitted attendance form.  The robe hire company (Ede & Ravenscroft) cannot guarantee being able to match the gown for overseas degrees, but will endeavour to provide an alternative. If you are unsure as to the appropriate hat size to accompany your gown, please see our guide to hat sizing (Office document, 32kB).

Staff members who request an academic gown after the deadline date will be provided with a plain black gown.

Access arrangements

If any staff attending the ceremonies have health needs or disabilities that will require additional support on the day (particularly mobility difficulties), or if sign language interpretation is required, this must be stated when you complete the attendance form so that we can ensure that the requirements are met. The Great Hall is fitted with a loop system.

Enquiries about any of the graduation ceremony arrangements should be made to Emma Henry (ext. 17466) or Laura Pugh (ext. 88986) in the Public and Ceremonial Events Office, Oldbury House.

Dates of forthcoming ceremonies

Dates of the forthcoming ceremonies during the academic year 2014/15 are as follows:

Arrangements for students

Further information on arrangements for students can be found in the main Graduation section.