Academic Dress and Robe Hire
Students must wear the appropriate academic dress (gown, hat and hood) in order to graduate. You must hire or purchase these directly from the official robe makers, Ede and Ravenscroft.
To order your academic dress please book online when registering your attendance here.
When ordering, please be prepared with details of your head circumference, chest and height measurements, your course/award information (e.g. BA (Hons) English) and your credit/debit card details.
If you cannot immediately afford to pay for your gown please do not delay registering. You can add your gown to your order later but you cannot attend if you have not registered by the deadline. There are limited gowns available on the day available to hire but these are available on a first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed and without a gown you will not be permitted to attend the ceremony.
All graduating students are required to wear formal dress i.e. dress/skirt/suit for ladies and trousers/suit, shirt and tie for men. Please note it is advisable to wear a button fronted top/shirt so that your gown can be fastened to it. National or Cultural dress is also welcomed. Please remember that you will need to walk between the different areas on campus and to and from King George’s Hall. During the ceremony at King George’s Hall you will need to go up and down steps to the stage when collecting your award therefore suitable clothing and footwear are recommended.
Your graduation robes will be available for you to collect on the day of the ceremony from the Sports Hall 1 in the Sports and Leisure Centre. [see map]
Robe collection times:
11am ceremony - 8am to 10am
2pm ceremony – 11am to 1pm
5pm ceremony – 2pm to 4pm
There will be a lot of students graduating on the day so you must stick to the allotted time for your ceremony.
Registration closes on Wednesday 26th September.
If you do not get your results until September you need to wait until you get your results before you are able to register. You will be able to register in September for a limited period of time.
If you cannot immediately afford to pay for your gown please do not delay registering. You can add your gown to your order later (or limited gowns are available to hire on the day) but you cannot attend if you have not registered by the deadline.
Please ensure you have details of the order number (receipt) issued to you by Ede and Ravenscroft in order to collect your gown.
Please ensure that you return your entire academic dress to the University Centre after your ceremony.