For University Staff

For University Staff

Graduation is an important day for students and their families. To ensure each ceremony runs smoothly, we encourage all members of staff to get involved.

Academic Procession (Academics)

Academic Staff are welcome to attend the graduation ceremonies and are encouraged to participate in the Academic Procession. Your participation is meaningful and significant to your students and their guests. The Summer 2019 Ceremonies will take place between 10 - 23 July 2019.

Academic Procession

The deadline for registering for the Academic Procession is Friday 7 June. We have a maximum number of 32 places in each procession so please ensure that you sign up in good time.

Academic Dress

If you do not own your own Academic Dress we will hire it for you. It is customary to wear the Academic Dress from the institution where you obtained your highest award. Your Academic Dress will be ready for you in the Recital Room, Armstrong Building.

On the Day

Please report to the Recital Room, Armstrong Building 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. A briefing will be given 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

A reception for graduates, guests and staff will be held immediately after each ceremony in either the Marquee on the Lawn or the Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building. We encourage you to attend if you are able to.

Return your Academic Dress to the Recital Room, Armstrong Building, by 7.30pm.

Marshals (Professional Services Staff)

We encourage Professional Services Staff who work in Schools and Central Services to participate in graduation ceremonies by volunteering as a marshal. There are many different roles including issuing tickets, checking in graduates and welcoming and seating guests. The Summer Ceremonies will take place between 10 - 23 July 2019.

Refreshments will be available to marshals on the day, and a £5 EAT lunch voucher will be given as a thank you for volunteering.

A full briefing will be given a few days before the start of the ceremonies.

Please apply before Friday 31 May.