Your graduation is a special day. During the registration process you can request up to two guest tickets for family or friends to come and share it with you.

Guest tickets 

You'll need to register to attend a ceremony, during the registration process you can request up to two guest tickets.  Graduation registration opens in October via See details on how to register for your ceremony for guidance.

Applying for extra tickets

You may also apply for up to two extra tickets. We allocate these extra tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. They are in very high demand, and there is no guarantee your application will be successful. Please be aware that often there are no extra tickets available at all.

You can express an interest in extra tickets subject to availability via our extra ticket form from Thursday 29 November at 12pm midday until Friday 30 November at 5pm.

If there are any more extra tickets after we have fulfilled the extra ticket applications, they will be available on the day of the ceremony on a first-come, first-served basis.

Your ceremony summary page will inform you whether or not your extra tickets application was successful.

Collecting your tickets

Collect your ticket and your guest tickets from the ticket desk in the Student Union Building on the day of the ceremony. Arrive at least 90 minutes before the ceremony start time.

You will need to bring some form of photo ID, such as your student card, with you.

There is strictly no admission to the Great Hall without a ticket.

Young children

All guests will need a ticket to the Great Hall even if they are young children.

Sit on knee tickets can be obtained from the ticket desk in the Student Union Building for children aged 5 years and under. The child should be present when requesting the sit on knee ticket.

Children aged over 5 years will require a guest ticket as per every other guest attending a ceremony.  

Children under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.   

Guests without a ticket

If you want to bring more than two people to your graduation day but don't have any extra tickets, your extra guests can watch a live feed of your ceremony.  The feed will be shown in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre in the Michael Sadler Building. This service is unfortunately unavailable on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December but is likely to be shown in the Student Union bars.  

You can also watch the live ceremony feed online for free. All webcasts are archived, so you can also watch after the event.