Winter 2017 Graduation Ceremonies 

If you wish to attend any of the ceremonies and take part in the Procession please complete the form as necessary. The limitations of accommodation make it impossible to guarantee tickets for members of staff who do not take part in the Processions. The Winter Graduation Ceremonies will take place in the Elphinstone Hall, King's College, as indicated below. Please note that you are asked to respond no later than Friday 27 October.

Thursday 23 November at 11.00 a.m.

Higher and First Degrees in the Business School, School of Law and School of Psychology


Thursday 23 November at 3.00 p.m.

Higher and First Degrees in the Schools of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition and School of Biological Sciences.


Friday 24 November at 11.00 a.m.

Higher and First Degrees in the School of Engineering, School of Natural & Computing Sciences and School of Geosciences.


Friday 24 November at 3.00 p.m.

Higher and First Degrees in the School of Education, School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture, School of Social Science and School of Divinity, History & Philosophy.


Those taking part in the Procession should assemble in the James Mackay Hall, King's College, as follows: 10.35 a.m. for 11.00 a.m. ceremonies and 2.35 p.m. for 3.00 p.m. ceremonies

All members of the University taking part in the Procession should wear dark clothes and (if entitled to do so) academic dress, with the gentlemen wearing white bow ties. Ede & Ravenscroft have been appointed as the University's official robe suppliers and will provide staff with academic dress without charge providing the order is placed before the deadline. If you wish to order academic dress, please indicate your requirements on the form.

Subject to availability, those who process will be offered a ticket for their spouse/guest for any ceremony at which they will take part. Due to the limited capacity of Elphinstone Hall those requesting guest tickets will be allocated tickets for the King's College Conference Centre, where the ceremonies will be shown via live video link. If you wish to obtain such a ticket for any of the ceremonies please indicate this also on the form.

Guest tickets and Processing instructions will be despatched, approximately one week before the graduation ceremonies. Those processing will not require a graduation ticket.

It is necessary for me to know by 27 October how many will be attending the ceremonies so that the number of tickets available for distribution to graduands can be assessed and to enable us to place the staff gown order in sufficient time to avoid staff being charged for the hire of their robes. The Firemaster has insisted that we adhere rigidly to the maximum seating he has authorised for graduation ceremonies. Your cooperation in returning the form by this date will be very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Rachael Bernard
Acting Academic Registrar (Teaching & Learning)

Tel: +44 (0)1224 273936