Guest Tickets

All guests admitted to the graduation ceremony must be in possession of a ticket or you will not be permitted to enter. Each student attending their graduation ceremony is guaranteed TWO guest tickets free of charge (graduating students will receive their own separate graduand ticket).

Graduation ceremonies are formal, lengthy events and experience has shown that children can become bored and restless. However, we appreciate that it is not always possible to make alternative childcare arrangements and therefor children are permitted to attend. Children over 2 must have their own guest ticket and be accompanied by an adult guest (not a graduand). Children under 2 do not need a ticket and can sit on a guest’s knee. If you wish them to have their own seat then they must have a ticket.  Under no circumstances are children allowed to sit with graduates. Please note there are no childcare facilities at King George’s Hall and prams and buggies are not permitted in the Hall and there is no storage.

Please note that on the day latecomers to the ceremony, including guests, will not be permitted entry under any circumstances as this will disrupt the formality of the proceedings.

Extra Guest Tickets

Graduands can purchase up to FOUR additional guest tickets for the ceremony. Once student registration has closed, additional guest tickets will go on General sale on Wednesday 5th October at 9.00am for 5 days and will close on Sunday 9th October at midnight. Please note that tickets might sell out before the closing date.  Tickets can be bought through the same website where students register and order gowns and photography www.gownhire.co.uk. Students will need to log back in and add the tickets to their order. Guests cannot book their own tickets. All tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and are non-refundable. No tickets are posted. All tickets will be available on the day at the Ticket Collection Desk in the Beacon Centre [See map]

All additional guest tickets are available through the website only. There is no option to purchase tickets on campus, over the phone or on the day. All queries can be sent to graduation@blackburn.ac.uk

All students must ensure they have registered by the Friday 30th September in order to qualify for extra guest tickets.

Please note that on the day latecomers to the ceremony, including guests, will not be permitted entry under any circumstances as this will disrupt the formality of the proceedings.

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