Hiring your gown from Ede and Ravenscroft

An academic robe and hood must be obtained from Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd and is a requirement if you wish to attend the ceremony. All gown hire arrangements and payments must be made directly with Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd. You can access the Ede and Ravenscroft website or telephone them on +44 (0)1223 861854, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Please note that the University is not responsible for the hiring of robes or the return of robes after the ceremonies. If the weather is wet, graduates are requested not to wear hoods in the rain.

Selecting the appropriate gown and hood

Graduands should hire/purchase the gown and hood appropriate to the Degree, Diploma or Certificate awarded (see tables below).

Gown for all taught degrees, diplomas and certificates:

  • Black with long closed sleeves

Colour of hood for all Schools/Institutions

Degree Hood Lining Cowl Cape
 Postgraduate Degree Black  Blue  Gold  Gold 
 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate Black Blue Gold N/A
 Undergraduate Black Blue N/A  N/A

Gowns for Postgraduate Research degrees:

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA): Magenta with open sleeves
  • Doctor of Engineering (EngD): Magenta with open sleeves
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Magenta with open sleeves
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil): Black with long closed sleeves

Colour of hood for Postgraduate Research degrees

Degree Hood Lining Cowl Cape
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Magenta White N/A N/A
Doctor of Engineering (EngD) Magenta White N/A N/A
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Magenta White  N/A N/A
Master of Philosophy(MPhil) Black Magenta N/A N/A