Before you Graduate
There are a few things you need to make sure you've completed before you graduate on 20 July 2017.
Book your place
To book your place, log on to the Student Portal from the Gateway homepage and click on the link to ‘My Convocation’.
You do not pay for your place at your Ceremony, however you do need to book in advance. Tickets include a drinks reception after the Ceremony. Places are limited at each ceremony and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, once the ceremony is full we will not be able to accept additional bookings, therefore we urge you to book early to avoid disappointment.
If you find yourself in a referral position, you will not be eligible to attend the ceremony in 2017. Subject to successful completion of your course you will be invited to attend the 2018 ceremony to receive your award.
Deadline for enrolment
Booking will close in early July 2017.
You will be able to apply for up to 4 guests tickets per student for the ceremony. These can be booked at the same time as booking your place on your ceremony via your ‘My Convocation’ link through the Student Portal.
Some guest seats have limited visibility or are situated where the ceremony can only be viewed on closed-circuit television screens so early arrival at the church is advisable.
Pre-order your gown and photography
To hire or purchase your academic dress, you will need to pre-order directly from Ede and Ravenscroft before the ceremony.
Before you start your booking, make sure you know your head circumference, chest and height measurements and have your credit / debit card details available.
Please note, students will not be permitted entry to the Convocation ceremony without a gown.
You can pre-order photography via the Ede and Ravenscroft website. Alternatively you will be able to order and pay at the sales desk on the day of your ceremony, however, prices will be higher on the day.
If you pre-order your photography, please ensure you bring your acknowledgement card with you on the day.
We have great value accommodation available for graduating RAU students, family and friends. Both single and double en-suite bedrooms are available in our Main Building.
Single en-suite bedroom, bed and breakfast rate: £35
Double en-suite bedroom, bed and breakfast rate: £70
If you would like to book accommodation or have any queries, please contact the Conference team on email@example.com
Check that you have passed your Degree / Diploma
Ensure that you have been awarded correctly, you can do this by checking the Student Portal. If you have not been awarded then you cannot attend a ceremony even if you have registered for it.
What if I fail?
If your July registration is cancelled due to academic failure, you will be invited to register to attend a ceremony in 2018 when registration opens.
If you are registered for a ceremony but you are no longer able to attend, please contact the convocation team.