Academic Dress

Find out about hiring a gown and hood for your graduation ceremony, as well how to order the official photography package.

Academic Dress

All graduands must wear the appropriate gown and hood for their award to be conferred. Please arrange to hire the appropriate gown and hood or you will not be permitted to cross the stage at the Usher Hall. Your gown and hood should be ordered with Ede & Ravenscroft and there is a separate charge for this service.

Graduation is a formal occasion and graduands are expected to dress appropriately. National dress may be worn if you wish. Mortarboards, hats and fascinators are not permitted.


Official photography

The official photographers for graduation are Ede & Ravenscroft. We recommend that you order your photography package in advance as the queues for the photography sales desk on the day can be quite long. You can order this online as part of your gown hire order.

You can have your photographs taken before your ceremony and afterwards. The graduation photography in October 2021 will take place in the Sheraton Grand Hotel, which is opposite the Usher Hall.


Award photography

In addition to the official graduation photography, each graduate will have their photograph taken while crossing the stage to receive their award. Ede & Ravenscroft will supply information on how these photographs can be purchased.