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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)

As part of the Academic Procession you can celebrate with the graduates by representing your School/Faculty and processing into the King’s Hall in academic dress and taking a seat on stage in the ceremony. The Academic Procession form is now open for the Summer 2024 graduations, this form will close on Friday 7 June.

Marshals (Professional Services Staff)

Marshalling at our congregation ceremonies involves a variety of roles. These include issuing tickets to graduates, welcoming guests in the King’s Hall to directing students across the stage.  The Marshal form is now open for the Summer 2024 graduations, this form will close on Friday 31 May. 

Staff member taking part of the congregation ceremony


We are committed to ensuring that all colleagues are able to join the academic procession or to volunteer for marshalling. We hope the information below is useful for any colleagues with disabilities or medical conditions who may wish to know more about the context and nature of these activities before signing up.