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 those ceremonies where students they have taught or supervised will be presented. In order to register for the academic procession for July 2014, please complete the on-line form - a link to this form will become active once applications open. Applications must be made by 16 June 2014 otherwise we cannot guarantee that we will be able to order the correct academic dress for you.
  • Marshals - 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 due course you will be able to complete the on-line form to register your interest in being a marshal at the July 2014 ceremonies.

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