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Ceremony information for staff

Staff information for graduation ceremonies taking place in July 2024.

Ceremony dates

Graduation ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 July 2024.

The ceremony dates and times can be found on the ceremony timings page. Each ceremony will last approximately an hour.

Department receptions will also take place during each ceremony day, and the timings can be found on this receptions 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 April 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 the Bath Recreation ground for each department. Timings of these vary, so please check the reception timings page for the time of the reception for your department.

Gradates will be invited to their reception as part of the ceremony registration process. Staff are also welcome to attend and should confirm attendance to Gemma Noyce using the link sent out via email in April.

The ceremonies will be live streamed online and to Komedia in Bath. Entry to Komedia will be on a first come, first served basis.

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.

Any graduate or guest queries should be directed to

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