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 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.

Academic Procession application form for the December 2016 congregations

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.

Marshal application form for the December 2016 congregations