Staff Attendance at Summer Graduation Ceremonies
Summer Graduation Ceremonies 2013
Summer Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 July in Bath Abbey.
Academic and research staff
All academic and research staff are invited to process in the academic procession from the Guildhall to the Abbey. If you wish to process, complete and return the procession form (Word document) by Wednesday 12 June to Gail Gillespie in the Events and Ceremonies Office.
Hire of robes
Staff processing at graduation ceremonies must wear academic robes and hats. If you plan to process at a ceremony and do not have your own robes, the Events and Ceremonies Office will hire gowns and hats on your behalf. Your gown and hat requirements must be included in your procession form. The robe hire company will not guarantee matching academic dress for overseas degrees but will provide an alternative. If we receive your procession form after Wednesday 12 June we will not be able to order you a gown and hat and you will be unable to attend the academic procession.
When wearing academic dress, men should wear a lounge suit, dark socks, dark shoes, shirt and tie. Women should wear a dress, suit, trousers or skirt with a long sleeved blouse/top and dark shoes.
Ceremonies start at 10 am, 12.30 pm, 3 pm and 5.30 pm (procession tickets will be sent out in the middle of June). Academic staff should arrive at the Guildhall for gowning 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony, to collect their gown and hat, or with their own gown and hat. Ceremonies last approximately one hour. Please note that if you are graduating in a ceremony you cannot process as a member of staff.
Transport to the Ceremonies
Transport to the Ceremonies is provided for staff by coach leaving the West Car Park on campus approximately 45 minutes before the start of each ceremony and returning 10 minutes after the end of each ceremony. The coach will be parked by Orange Grove near the Guildhall for the return journey to campus.
Graduation Ceremonies Information and Transport Timetable
Seating is limited in Bath Abbey and allocated primarily to students and their families. Some ceremony tickets for staff are available but numbers are very limited. Please contact Gail Gillespie to request staff tickets. Please do not apply for tickets on behalf of students' guests.
Information for disabled staff
If any staff attending the ceremonies have health needs or disabilities that will require additional support on the day (particularly mobility difficulties), or if sign language interpretation is required, this should be mentioned when returning the procession form.
If you have any questions or require further information please email Gail Gillespie, or call 01225 383659, or email Paula McGrane, or call 01225 386631.
Once registered if you are unable to attend the ceremonies please email Paula McGrane or call 01225 386631 so that procession lists and seating plans can be amended.
On the days of the ceremonies if you are unable to attend please call or email Paula McGrane, mobile number 07891 790087 or call Gail Gillespie, mobile number 07990 651224.
Information for students
Details for students can be found in the Information for students section.
Winter Graduation Ceremonies 2013 will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 December in the Assembly Rooms.
For more details contact: