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Guests and tickets

Celebrate your graduation with friends and family.

 

You will be guaranteed two guest tickets but you can request extra tickets on your graduation booking form up to a maximum of ten. 

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

CHILDREN

The ceremonies are lengthy formal events which are often unsuitable for young children.  Children aged 4 or under should be supervised at all times and will not require their own ticket.

GUEST TICKETS

Electronic tickets will be sent to you one week before ceremonies commence.

LIVE STREAMING

For the benefit of those unable to attend, we live stream each graduation ceremony.

International Students

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 Students

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.

Travelling to the UK

Before travelling to the UK you should check the latest UK Government guidance on the rules for entering England.