University Staff

Congregations are an important day for candidates and their families. To ensure that each ceremony runs smoothly, it is essential that as many colleagues as possible kindly offer their valuable assistance and support.

There are two ways that staff can get involved:

Academic Procession

Members of academic staff can take part in the Procession. Staff are encouraged to participate at ceremonies where students they have taught or supervised will be presented. In order to register for the academic procession for December 2014, please complete the following on-line form.


Support staff can volunteer to marshal at the ceremonies. This involves a variety of roles including issuing tickets to candidates, welcoming guests, or hooding the candidates before they cross the stage. Refreshments will be available to marshals throughout the duration of the ceremonies, and meal vouchers are given as a thank-you for volunteering. In order to apply to marshal at the December 2014 ceremonies, please complete the on-line form.

Dates for upcoming ceremonies can be found in our ceremonies timetable.