Tickets for ceremony and reception

Graduand ceremony and reception tickets


Attendance at the graduation ceremony for graduands is free, but you still need to apply to graduate online before the deadline date.


There is a charge for attendance at the reception that follows the ceremony.  If you wish to attend the reception, you will need to order a Student Reception Ticket (£20) and pay for it when you apply to graduate.  

Ticket collection

You must register your attendance and collect a seating card on arrival at the venue before the ceremony.  Pre-ordered Student Reception Tickets will be issued in the form of a wrist band and will be available for collection along with your seating card from the arrival time noted here.  Graduands must wear the wrist band for admittance to the reception.

Guest ceremony and reception tickets

Guest tickets are ordered via the online graduation application system for all ceremonies.  Guest tickets include admittance to the reception following the ceremony.

Please ensure you explicitly state the number of guest tickets (0, 1, 2) you require when you order.  

Ticket collection

Guest ceremony and reception tickets cost £30 each and are capped at two per graduand. Tickets, which take the form of a wrist band, entitle guests to attend the graduation ceremony and the reception afterwards. Guests must wear their wrist band for entry in to the ceremony and admittance to the reception.  No entry will be permitted without a wrist band.

Please note tickets are not posted out, all ordered guest tickets should be collected from the arrival time for your ceremony noted here.

Guest ticket allocation

Guest tickets are capped at two as we are limited by venue capacity. It will not be possible to purchase more than two guest tickets per graduand.  

It will not be possible to purchase extra tickets at the graduation venue. Please do not arrive for your graduation with extra guests in the hope that tickets will become available as it will not be possible to purchase extra tickets on the day of your ceremony.


Children are welcome to attend, however you should note that graduation ceremonies may not be suitable for very young children. Your party may be asked to sit at the end of an aisle or near an exit so that the child can be taken outside should they become restless. If children of age 5 or under require their own seat, a ticket must be requested for them.

Special arrangements

If you or your guests have special requirements, e.g. a wheelchair user, vision/hearing impaired or claustrophobic etc, or if they have very young children, please indicate this in the special arrangements section of online graduation application. 

Guests with mobility issues

When you collect your guest tickets, please advise a member of staff at the desk and an usher will be called to assist you into the Church.

Food and Drinks

Please note that food and hot drinks are not permitted in the graduation ceremony venue.

Visa information

If you wish to invite your relatives to the UK for your graduation ceremony you will find more information on our Visa and Immigration webpage.