Congregations are an important day for candidates and their families. To ensure that each ceremony runs smoothly, it is essential that as many members of staff as possible kindly offer their valuable assistance and support.
There are two ways that staff can get involved:
Academic Procession (Academics)
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.
To join the Academic Procession at the July 2016 congregations you will be able to apply here in due course.
The deadline for booking academic dress will be published here, nearer the time of the ceremonies. If you complete the registration form after this date we cannot guarantee that we will be able to source the correct academic dress for your institution; however, if this is the case, we will provide you with a Newcastle University equivalent academic dress.
Marshals (Support Staff)
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.
To volunteer as a marshal at the July 2016 congregations, there will be a form here in due course, which you should complete.