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FAQs: General information

If your question has not been answered by the below FAQs email the graduation support team.

Where and when is graduation?

This year's graduation ceremonies will be held on 3 December 2019 at the The Barbican. Registration and gowning, official photography and post-ceremony receptions will also happen at The Barbican.


When will I receive my graduation ceremony invitation?

Invitations to prospective graduating students (graduands) will be sent to your student email account.

How do I book my place at graduation?

An email invitation to book your free graduation ticket has been sent to your student email address. This invitation contains a link to register on the Ede & Ravenscroft graduate servicesEnsure you have your Student ID number to hand before applying as you will be asked for this information.


You can also book your guest tickets and your graduation photograph and gown via the Ede & Ravenscroft website.


Important note: Make sure you print out your tickets and bring them with you to your ceremony. You are responsible for printing out your tickets, Ravensbourne will not send them to you.


Registration deadline for tickets, gowns and photos is 31 October 2018. 

Am I eligible to attend the ceremony?

If you are expecting to successfully complete your course, and providing that you have no outstanding debts to Ravensbourne (including library fines), you will be eligible to attend your graduation ceremony.


If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please email Registry.


Should I wait for my results before I apply for my gown, photos and guest tickets?

No. You should register as soon as possible after you have received your invitation by email.

If you are undecided about whether to come, it is better to register and withdraw at a later stage if necessary. Refunds for gowns, photography and guest tickets will be available.

What happens if I don’t successfully complete my course?
You’ll be sent a letter from Registry containing information on any next steps you should take regarding resubmitting your work, if applicable.

Provided you successfully complete your course in the next academic year you will be invited to the graduation ceremony. You will also be given a full refund of any guest ticket payments you may have made.


What if I owe money to Ravensbourne?

You cannot attend the graduation ceremonies whilst in debt to Ravensbourne. These debts can consist of unpaid fees for tuition or accommodation, library fines, CLR fines and printing charges. Debts also include unreturned books, DVDs or equipment.

Please make sure that you quickly clear any outstanding debts by contacting Finance on 020 3040 3721 or 020 3040 3723 where payment can be made with a debit or credit card.


How do I get my certificate if I’m not attending my ceremony?

Your official certificate will be sent to the permanent postal address that you provided after graduation, when it has been processed by your awarding body, the University of the Arts London.

If your permanent postal address has changed or is likely to change you must email Registry with your new address as soon as possible.


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