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Invitations to attend the postgraduate ceremonies in April will be sent via e-mail during the week of 7th December.  Online bookings will open on 11th January and close on 4th March.  Further information about the postgraduate ceremonies can be found in the document below.

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All tickets will be sent to a UK address two weeks before your ceremony.  If you are unable to supply us with an address in the UK, tickets for the ceremony will be available for collection from the Information Point in the Austin Pearce building when you arrive for your ceremony.  Please make sure you bring some form of identification with you when you collect your tickets.

Celebratory Reception

We are delighted to invite you and your guests to attend your celebratory reception, which will take place immediately after your ceremony.

Frequently asked questions

Can children attend the ceremony?

Parents are asked to note that it is not advisable to bring children under 10 years of age. There are no crèche provisions for children at the University. If you do need to bring children under 10 years then all children who require a seat will need a ticket to enter the Cathedral and reception. There is no charge for children under the age of 16 to attend the ceremony and reception but please order a ticket for them by selecting the appropriate option when booking

Can I apply for extra tickets?

Entry to the Cathedral and reception is by ticket only. We are only able to guarantee two guest tickets since space in the Cathedral and reception venue is limited. Should you wish to request any additional guest tickets, you will need to indicate how many additional tickets you would like to be considered for when you book your guaranteed tickets. Your name will then be added to a waiting list. If there are any spare tickets, these will be allocated after the closing date of 19 June, using the waiting list and you will be informed by e-mail how many tickets you can have and how to pay. This system is operated on a first come first served basis so the earlier you book your guaranteed tickets and request additional tickets the higher up the waiting list you will be

What if I can’t find my ticket(s)?

If you have lost your ticket(s) please contact The Assessment and Awards Office, The Registry, Sixth floor, Senate House Telephone: +44 (0)1483 689036.

What should I do if I (or my guests) have any disability or special needs requirements?

The route from the University to the Cathedral involves climbing a lot of steps. At the Cathedral itself, a series of ramps provide access to the building. If you, or a guest in your party, will be in a wheelchair, have difficulty in negotiating steps or have other special requirements, please notify the Assessment and Awards Office (ceremonies@surrey.ac.uk) immediately so that suitable arrangements may be made.

There are wheelchairs available for use in the Cathedral – please ask one of the staff on duty for assistance on arrival. Toilets for the disabled are located in the Cathedral Refectory building (adjacent to the Cathedral near the footpath to the University) and in the reception buildings at the University.

NB: An induction loop is installed in the Cathedral for the hard of hearing