Planning your day

This page contains information to help ensure your graduation day run smoothly.

Schedule of the day

Make sure you have a look at the programme before the graduation day. That way you can make plans and ensure your day runs smoothly. As the graduation ceremonies are being held outside this year you may wish to bring an umbrella in case of rain.

When you get here

Travel information

Information on how to reach the campus can be found here


There will be free parking available on the RAU campus.

Ticket collection

Admission to the Ceremony for all guests is by ticket only. Guests include children. The graduating student does not need a ticket; however they must ensure they have booked. Due to limited space, guest tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bring your confirmation email with you to the registration desk on campus on the day of your Ceremony to collect your tickets.

Gown collection

Your gown is hired from Ede and Ravenscroft. You can collect your gown from the Frank Garner Block and have your photographs taken in the Tithe (if pre-booked). 

Please note, students will not be permitted entry to the Graduation Ceremony without a gown.

Arrival at your ceremony

As soon as you've collected your tickets and gown, you may proceed to the Graduation site at the front of the University. You will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts. A timetable for the day can be found here


Please avoid obstructing the view of other guests or causing a distraction when taking photographs.

Please avoid flash photography.

After the Ceremony

Return of hired hoods and gowns

Before you leave, please return your academic dress to the Frank Garner Block by 18:00 on the day of your ceremony.