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Information for Graduation ceremonies at the 黑料入口

Getting Ready for Graduation 2024

A guide to what to expect and how to prepare 听听

We appreciate you may wish to start planning in preparation for your graduation ceremony in July 2024.听

Below you will find useful information to assist you with your planning and some guidance on how to prepare for your big day. More detailed guidance will follow as it becomes available

Graduation 2024 FAQ's

Graduation ceremonies will take place between the 16 鈥 25 July 2024 (excluding the weekend).听

We plan to publish your ceremony date by the end of February. Your ceremony date will be published on our website. Graduation ceremonies take place across eight working days with up to four ceremonies a day; ceremony start and finish times will be:

09.15 am - 10.15 am听

11.45 am - 12.45 pm

2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm听听

Each ceremony will be at least an hour long, but we would always advise adding a bit of time for unforeseen delays

The hosts our graduation ceremonies.听 It is located within a very short walk of 黑料入口 & Southsea train station and next to the University鈥檚 Park Building.听

The entrance to 黑料入口 Guildhall is on the ground floor level with a gentle ramp into the main foyer area. All areas are accessible by lift.

We will send you regular emails, to your student email address, advising you on how to prepare for graduation, when to book your tickets, your gown and other relevant information. We will also update the graduation web pages regularly.

Early preparation: If you are not expecting to receive your certificate at your graduation (or if you don鈥檛 pick it up on the day) we need you to log in to your student view and update the correspondence address field in your contact details. Your correspondence address is the address you want your certificate to be sent to.听 We recommend that you update your record any time before graduation.

As a graduate, you will be entitled to a free ticket for yourself and two free tickets for your guests.听

The ticket booking system will be made available in April. You will receive an email prompting you to book your tickets and instructions on how to do this.

Information on the availability of extra guest tickets will also be provided in April. Extra guest tickets will cost 拢20 per adult (13 and over) and 拢5 per child (0-12). This entitles guests to join you in the Guildhall auditorium. Availability of tickets will depend on capacity at individual ceremonies.

We appreciate you may want to bring extended family, including children. Please bear in mind that ceremonies are formal events that last up to an hour and a half and this can be challenging for young children to sit through. However, there will be space on campus, usually in the Park Building behind the Guildhall, for additional guests to watch the ceremonies on screen for free.

We will email you to let you know when and how to book your academic dress. This usually happens between the beginning of April and the end of May. The supplier will be able to give you guidance on which gown to book (different degrees may have different detailing and colours) and how to work out your size.听

It costs approximately 拢40 to hire your academic dress for the day and you will be able to pick it up on the day of your ceremony (we鈥檒l tell you where).听

You are required to wear academic dress to your graduation ceremony, but you are not restricted to hiring it from the University supplier.

Details about the eligibility criteria to attend graduation can be found here:

If you are still unsure or have any concerns about your eligibility, speak with your personal tutor or contact .

Please contact us at and we will respond as soon as possible.