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 please complete the Academic Procession Application Form
The deadline for booking academic dress is Friday 17 June 2016.
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 to be a marshal at the ceremonies please complete the Marshal Availability Form