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Ceremony information for staff

Staff information for graduation ceremonies taking place in December 2022.

Ceremony dates

Graduation ceremonies will take place the week commencing 5 December 2022.

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.

Processions will not be limited for December the way they were in May, June and July.

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.


All ceremonies will take place in the Assembly Rooms.

Staff gowning will take place in the Card Room at the Assembly Rooms.

Getting to the Assembly Rooms

Coaches will be available to take staff from campus to the Assembly Rooms for each ceremony.

The coach timings can be found on this page

COVID-19 measures

Event arrangements will be guided by the latest public health advice affecting the general public or Higher Education providers in particular which remains subject to change and could lead to cancellation at short notice.

The Assembly Rooms will be used to full capacity and the ceremonies are being planned with no social distancing in place.

Any Conditions of Entry for those attending the ceremonies, such as the wearing of face coverings, will be in line with those in place on campus. Final confirmation of Conditions of Entry will be circulated to attendees, including staff, in advance of the ceremonies.

The Events Team are liaising with the University Health & Safety team on ceremony arrangements and a risk assessment has been carried out.

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