You are guaranteed six guest tickets, but you can request up to ten tickets on your graduation booking form. We live stream every ceremony for guests that can't attend in person. Electronic tickets will be sent to you one week before your ceremony.
If any of your guests have specific accessibility requirements, please complete the relevant section on the online booking form or contact us as soon as possible - before guest tickets are issued.
Lift access to all upper floors is available for guests with mobility difficulties.
Students will be able to access the stage by lift or ramp but this will be discussed with you before the ceremony.
The ceremonies are lengthy formal events which are often unsuitable for young children. Children aged 3 or under should be supervised at all times and will not require their own ticket.
Ceremonies will take place at the Hull Bonus Arena on Myton Street in the City Centre.
If you are staying close to the University campus, you might find it more convenient to leave your car and travel by public transport or taxi into the City Centre.
Travel and parking
Directions to campus can be found here.
If you are staying close to the University campus, you may find it more convenient to leave your car and travel into the city centre by public transport or by taxi. You can contact Hull Cars on +441482 828282 or travel by bus.
If you are planning to return to the University, parking is available on campus. See our campus map.
Parking restrictions are in place on the roads surrounding the campus, so you are strongly advised not to park on these roads.
Disabled parking is available on campus. Please contact +44(0)1482 346311 for more information.
East Yorkshire buses
National Rail enquiries
National Express coaches
Traveline (journey planning)
Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Conferences are providing the official accommodation/booking service for the University of Hull graduation ceremonies.
All accommodation booked through HEY Conferences meets the quality-assured inspection scheme standards and has been independently inspected by either the AA or VisitBritain.
Book your accommodation online.
Alternatively, telephone HEY Conferences on +44 (0)1482 391535.
Accommodation on campus
The University offers a range of affordable accommodation right next to campus.
Email email@example.com or call +44 (0)1482 466042.
Transcripts are downloadable through MyHull portal. If you are a finalist and have had your results conferred through a programme examination board, your transcript will show in full. If you have not yet finished your course you can download your transcript, however it will show as provisional until you have completed your course.
If you completed your course prior to the 2020/21 academic year you can purchase a transcript via the Online Payment Portal.
Your certificate will be issued at your ceremony.
If you have misplaced your certificate you can purchase a replacement through our Online Payment Portal.
Hull York Medical School
If you are a graduate of Hull York Medical School and require a replacement award certificate please order through the University of York online store.
Employer and Embassy Verifications
If an employer or embassy would like to verify that your certificate is genuine, we request that they use the UK Higher Education Degree Datacheck official service for candidate verification and university authentication.
If you are currently outside the UK
If you would like to attend your Graduation ceremony, are no longer in the UK and your Tier 4 or Student visa has expired, please apply for a Standard Visitor visa unless you do not need a visa to return to the UK for a short period. You may need to show your Graduation ceremony invite (which you will be emailed) as the reason for your visa application. If you are travelling with family members who are also applying for a Standard Visitor visa, they can also show a copy of your emailed Graduation ceremony invite when submitting the application.
If you are no longer in the UK but your Tier 4 or Student visa is still valid, you may use your current visa to return to the UK to attend the ceremony. You may need to show your Graduation ceremony invite (email) as the reason for travel.
If you are currently inside the UK
If you have a visa and are in the UK and you would like family members to travel to join you at the Graduation ceremony, they also need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa (unless they do not need a visa to enter the UK for a short period or already have a different type of visa to travel to the UK). As part of their application they will need to provide a copy of your Graduation ceremony invite (email) and a letter written by you to them, inviting that person to accompany you to the ceremony. Please include a copy of your current Residence Permit with your invitation letter.
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without needing a visa. You can enter the UK using a valid passport which should be valid for the whole time you are in the UK. You may need to show your Graduation ceremony invite (email) as the reason for travel.
Protecting your data
Graduation is a public celebration of the success of our students. The ceremonies are recorded and live-streamed across campus and online. Graduands and guests seated in the venue should be aware that they may appear on this recording.
Please cooperate fully with all security checks. All entry constitutes consent to search. A security and ticket check will be carried out on the arena concourse, once through this you will be able to enter and exit the building without further security checks. However if you wish to leave the concourse perimeter for any reason you will be subject to security/ticket checks on returning to the area.
We encourage you to only bring essential items and stress no large bags or backpacks at all will be permitted into the venue. We will not allow any large bags, backpacks, holdalls, luggage or computer bags into the area, (bags larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm will not be permitted). There is no storage or cloakroom facility available so please make alternative arrangements before arriving at the venue.
Exceptions will only be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs. For ease of entry, we ask that you let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of your visit.
- Backpacks, holdalls, luggage, computer bags and cushions*
- Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including any liquid products which can be consumed*
- Flammable liquids in any container
- Laser pens/pointers
- Video cameras and professional cameras
- Laptop computers, iPads and Go Pros
- Large/golf umbrellas
- Knives or weapons of any kind
- Illegal drugs or substances
- Alcoholic beverages
- Signs, banners or flags with or without poles, staffs or selfie sticks
- Animals (except service animals to aid persons with disabilities)
- Air horns, whistles, cowbells or other noise-making distractions
- Projectiles (frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc.)
- Aerosol cans (mace pepper spray etc.)
- Fireworks, confetti or glitter bombs
- Glow sticks
- Wheeled footwear, skateboards
- Masks and helmets
- Large studs and chains
- Any refreshments or refreshment containers
- Anything else with we deem to ruin the enjoyment of the experience for others
*Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs.
Visitors will be refused entry if they attempt to enter the venue with the prohibited item.