Find out the key information that you need to book graduation tickets for you and your guests. 

Booking deadlines

The deadline for booking tickets for our 2021 ceremonies has now passed and we are now allocating guest tickets based on our Covid secure capacities.

Book your place

In order to book a place for you and your guests to attend your ceremony you will need to visit our online ticket booking websitePlease note tickets can only be purchased by graduands.

Due to limited space, we can only guarantee two guest tickets at the moment which will need to be purchased via our online store.  Tickets with your seat number on are issued to all graduands and to those guests who have reserved seats.  All other guests are issued with a plain ticket.

We are proud to be able to offer all graduands free tickets to enjoy the full graduation experience. We are also able to guarantee two guest tickets, which are £25 and can be purchased at the same time as booking your own ticket. If you would like to purchase additional guest tickets you can make this request during the booking process. 

Graduation tickets include: 

  • Attendance to your ceremony for yourself and your guests. 

  • The opportunity to celebrate with friends and guests at the post-ceremony celebratory reception on campus, including food and drink. 

  • Free parking on the Stag Hill campus (subject to availability). 

Entry into your ceremony and reception is by ticket only, so make sure you complete your booking before the deadlines below to avoid disappointment. 

We are working hard to be able to create a memorable celebratory experience for all our students and their guests, but there may be some differences between this and our usual graduation ceremonies. These changes will be in place to ensure that all our guests can attend safely. 

You can find out more about the graduation experience on our on the day page

Please note: You can't book your place at graduation if you have any outstanding tuition fees. Please check our eligibility guidance for more information.

Mobility and dietary requirements

Disabled, elderly and small children

The route from the University to the Cathedral* involves climbing a lot of steps and is very steep. Entrance to the Cathedral* is via a series of ramps. If you or a guest in your party are in a wheelchair, have difficulty in negotiating steps or might find the climb from campus to the Cathedral* particularly strenuous or difficult, please select the appropriate drop down box when making your booking. We will then provide you with a cathedral car parking permit.

If any member of your party is a blue badge holder, please let the Exams and Graduation team know as we will provide you with a cathedral* car parking permit to accompany your blue badge. There are a number of disabled parking bays at the Cathedral* which are available for those with a blue badge. This enables us to monitor the amount of parking required each day.

If you have any queries or concerns about access to the Cathedral* do please contact the Exams and Graduation team.

*This venue is subject to change.

Dietary requirements

When making your booking, please select your dietary requirements from the drop down menu. If your dietary requirements are not listed then please select the ‘other’ option and email with your dietary requirements.

Parking permits

If you are coming to graduation by car you will need a parking permit to park in the main university car park. Please make sure you book parking before arriving on campus


*This venue is subject to change

If you want to add or remove guests from your booking or make changes to your booking, you can go back into their account on the online store.

This can be done up until Friday 4 June for those graduating in the first week and Friday 11 June for those graduating in the second week when the online store will close for graduation bookings.

If you do this, please click update or update details or continue on each page as you move along. If you don’t do this, changes will not be made to your booking.

If you need to change your booking after the closing date, please email

We cannot guarantee there will be any tickets available to purchase on the day if your ceremony is already fully booked, as they will only be made available if other guests do not turn up.

If your ceremony is not fully booked, a limited number will be made available on the day on a first-come first-served basis. These can be purchased from the Information Point outside the Austin Pearce building from 8am.


Due to capacity limitations we are currently unable to offer any reception only tickets.  

If you have lost them ahead of your ceremony please contact

If you have lost your tickets or left them at home on the day, please collect your robe from the Austin Pearce lecture theatres as normal and make your way to the Cathedral for your ceremony.

When you arrive at the Cathedral, please inform those on the door that you have not got your tickets and they will direct you to a helpdesk where replacement tickets will be issued. Please do not go to the Cathedral offices as they will be unable to help you.