Graduands who have registered to attend Graduation do not require a ticket to Graduation but must be wearing the appropriate academic robes. Once you have confirmed your attendance, you will automatically be allocated a place on whichever ceremony you have been invited to. You will be checked off a list upon your arrival to ensure we are expecting you.
All Graduands attending a ceremony will be allocated 2 guest tickets. All tickets to Graduation are free of charge.
If one of your guests requires a carer, you may apply for an additional carer ticket. Evidence of the requirement of a carer must be provided before the ticket can be issued (for example, doctors note or carer badge).
Please note that the University does not have access to parking at the Cathedral so cannot provide disabled parking.
Tickets for Children
Any child over the age of 3 will require a ticket to attend a ceremony.
It may be worth noting that Graduation ceremonies are long services and are not particularly appropriate for young children who may become bored and restless.
Seating in the Cathedral
Guest seating within the Cathedral is not allocated. We ask that guests make their way to the Cathedral with plenty of time to be seated.
Graduands will be sat at the front of the Cathedral and arranged by programme and alphabetically. There will be ushers at each ceremony to assist with Graduands finding their seats.
If you or any of your guests have accessibility issues, please make us aware when you register for graduation. The more specific you are able to be with your requirements, the better we will be able to assist you.