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
Booking for Convocation 2017 is now open.
To book your place, log on to the Ede and Ravenscroft website. From here you can book your ticket, your guest tickets, gown hire, and photography.
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.
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 on 4 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.
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.
You will receive an email ticket confirming graduand and guest tickets to the email address you have registered on the Ede and Ravenscroft website the week commencing 10 July 2017. Please present this at the registration desk in order to collect your individual tickets, which will be needed in order to access the ceremony. No graduand or guest will be admitted without a valid ticket.
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.
Pre-book a lunch
There are options available on the RAU online shop for you to pre-order a buffet lunch (£29), or a picnic lunch (£20-£22.50). Please see the online shop for further details.
There will be free parking available on the RAU campus. At the time of booking your ceremony tickets, you will be asked about the vehicles you will be bringing to the event.
On arrival, please follow the signage for parking for your ceremony. It is approximately a 25 minute walk from the University campus to the church where the ceremony will take place. Please note, there is very limited parking available in Cirencester town centre.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Let us know if you or your guests have any need for specific provision by emailing email@example.com
If you are registered for a ceremony but you are no longer able to attend, please contact the convocation team.