Let us guide you through step-by-step the process of preparing for graduation. See here for a list of key dates and deadlines for students graduating in July 2018.
Step one: Confirm your contact details
We will send your expression of interest email and your formal invitation to both your 'contact' and 'home' email addresses as they appear in the RISIS web portal. Please check that your details are showing correctly.
If you do not receive an email from us, please email the Graduation office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please view the key dates to see when you should be receiving emails.
Step two: Expressing your interest
You should receive an email invitation to express your interest in attending Graduation 3-4 months before a set of ceremonies. Your response to this will help us create the ceremony schedule.
This is an expression of interest to help with planning purposes only. Your invitation to graduation will be sent later containing a link to formal registration which you will be required to complete.
Please note, if you express your interest by the deadline you will be given priority when completing formal registration and applying for guest tickets.
Step three: Formal registration and booking guest tickets
Details of the Graduation ceremony schedule will be published as soon as possible online and will be available to you with your invitation to formally register for graduation.
You need to register on your RISISweb portal by Friday 4 May 2018.
Book guest tickets
Graduation is a special time for you and your guests. Sadly, the space limitations of our historic Great Hall mean that we can only allow two guests per graduand.
You can apply for guest tickets when you register on the portal and we will endeavour to allocate you tickets. Priority will be given to those who the expression of interest prior to formal registration.
Graduating students do not require a ticket for Graduation and there is no charge for guest tickets. We will confirm your ticket allocation when we email further instructions approximately six weeks before Graduation.
Step four: Organise your graduation robes and official photographs
To see what your robes will be like, please read our description of your Academic Dress. You will need to hire or buy your academic dress (cap, hood and gown) at least 21 days before your ceremony from Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd either:
- online at www.gownhire.co.uk
- by calling Ede & Ravenscroft on +44 (0) 1223 861 854.
A photography and framing service is provided on the day by Ede & Ravenscroft, who offer both individual and family portraits and a range of certificate and portrait frames. This service is available at both summer and winter Graduation ceremonies. You can book indoor and outdoor (summer only) photography in advance by visiting the Ede & Ravenscroft website or calling +44 (0) 1223 861 854. Alternatively, you can arrange it on the day. Read more about how to get your robes and photographs.
Step five: Eligibility to graduate
In order to be eligible for graduation you need to check two things:
- Your results
- You don't have tuition fee debt
The easiest way to check the status of your account and pay any outstanding debts is online via the below link:
You will not be able to graduate and will be automatically deferred to a future graduation ceremony if:
- you do not pass and need to resit
- the Exams Office do not have a result for you
You will be able to attend your planned graduation ceremony and submit an appeal against your result if you consider that you have grounds supported by relevant evidence. However, you will not receive your degree certificate until after the resolution of your appeal.