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.

All tickets are free of charge.

Extra tickets

You can apply for extra tickets in addition to your two guaranteed guest tickets, by selecting the number requested on your registration form (maximum of 2).

These tickets are allocated by random ballot and we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated any extra tickets. 

All extra tickets are free of charge.

How extra tickets are allocated

We will randomly allocate one ticket per application until they run out, or until everyone who has applied has one extra ticket.  If we still have extra tickets after everyone has one, we will then randomly allocate another to those who have requested two.

We will email you no later than three working days before your ceremony to let you know if you have been allocated an extra ticket or not. 

We regret that we are unable to respond to any questions about ticket allocation before this time.

Extra tickets after the ballot

If any tickets are still available or if tickets are returned to us, we will allocate them on the day of your ceremony on a first come first served basis (maximum of one per student).

They will be distributed at the ticket collection point, from 8 am for morning ceremonies, 10 am for afternoon ceremonies and 1.30 pm for evening ceremonies.

The approximate number of extra tickets available will be posted here the day before your ceremony. 

Tickets may also become available throughout the day, but we cannot guarantee this.

Ticket collection

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

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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