2021 Graduates

Graduate Photography Events

For students graduating in 2021

Dates & Schedule

The Graduate Photography Events for 2021 graduates will take place from Monday 12 July to Friday 23 July (9am-5pm), excluding weekends. A full schedule is available below:

Graduate Photo Events July 2021

Gown Hire & Photography Packs

Gown hire for all graduates will be provided free of charge.

If you intend to have professional photography taken, a summary of the most popular photography packs is available at Tempest Prices.

On the Day

Morning sessions (9am-1pm): you will be able to collect your gown anytime from 8:45am onwards but you must return it by 1pm.

Afternoon sessions (1pm-5pm): you will be able to collect your gown anytime from 12:45pm onwards but you must return it by 5pm.

After collecting your gown, you will have the opportunity to collect your degree certificate and to have a photograph taken on stage in the King’s Hall alongside the University’s ceremonial mace. This photo will be made available to you online to download free of charge. The link will be emailed to you a few days after your session.

Aside from having photos taken of you wearing the Newcastle gown/hood around our beautiful campus, we are working with colleagues in the Alumni Team, Students’ Union and from your School to try and make these events as special as possible.

We don’t anticipate graduates/guests attending campus for the full duration of the session, the events have been planned to enable you to arrive/depart at any point within the session. We hope that you may also have the chance to visit and enjoy other parts of our fantastic city.


Booking has now closed for these events.


You will be permitted to bring up to 2 guests with you to your session.

We know that this will be disappointing news for those of you who had been hoping to bring more guests with you to share this special moment. Following the delay to the final step of the Government Roadmap and the ambiguous Government advice around events of this nature, we felt it was important to maintain a cautious approach for the whole two week period in which the Graduate Photography Events are taking place by limiting the number of graduates/guests attending campus during each session. This will ensure that there is plenty of time and space for everyone attending to safely enjoy our beautiful campus and to capture those iconic and celebratory photographs. We also felt that it would be unfair to operate different rules for sessions taking place after the potential move to Step 4 of the Government Roadmap on 19th July than for the sessions taking place before this final step is made.