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Ceremony information for staff

Staff information for graduation ceremonies taking place in January 2024.

Ceremony dates

Graduation ceremonies will take place on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 January 2024.

The dates and times can be found on the ceremony timings page

Procession registration

Gowns for staff taking part in processions will be provided by Graduation Attire.

All academic staff will receive an email in October with details of how to register for the ceremony and book their gown.

When staff register for their ceremony on the Graduation Attire website they will be asked to confirm their gown details.

Only those registered for the ceremony on the Graduation Attire system can take part in the procession.

A briefing document providing more details such as when to arrive will be emailed to all those registered to take part in the processions.

Staff tickets

For staff that want to attend a ceremony but not take part in the academic procession, there are limited seats available in the audience.

To request a seat please email Gemma Noyce on


All ceremonies will take place in Bath Abbey.

Staff gowning will take place in the Learning Centre which is within the Abbey grounds.

A reception will be held at Bath Pavilion after each ceremony. Gradates will be invited as part of the ceremony registration process. Staff are also welcome to attend and are asked to liaise with their department around on the day arrangements such as speeches or prize giving.

Getting to Bath Abbey

Coaches will be available to take staff from campus to Bath Abbey for each ceremony.

The coach timings can be found on this page

Honorary graduates

Honorary degrees will be awarded at one or two ceremonies per day.

Contact us

For staff queries please contact Gemma Noyce in the Events and Ceremonies Team