On the day

Spring ceremony

four students in graduation robes smiling


Our May graduation takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX.

The Ceremony takes place in a large theatre space with a stage. Along with your fellow graduands, you will be invited up on stage to receive your scroll from our university academics. The running order can be found in the graduation booklet you will receive on arrival.  

The ceremony lasts approximately 1hr 30mins and is followed by a drinks reception. We recommend arriving 2 hours before the ceremony start time to allow time to collect your gown and take photographs.  

If you arrive late we cannot guarantee that you will be able to go up on stage with the other graduands from your course to receive your degree. Instead, we will try and slot you into the running order so that you will still get a chance to go up on stage. 


We recommend graduating students to arrive up to 1.5 hours before the start time of your ceremony to allow time to collect your gown and take photographs.

10:00am - Registration opens. Collect your tickets (including guest tickets), collect your gown and get your photographs taken.

11:30am - Audience to take their seats

12pm - Ceremony 1 starts

1:30pm - Ceremony 1 ends

1:30pm - Alumni Drinks Reception

2:30pm - Take gown back and leave venue

Arriving at the venue

What to bring on the day

Make sure to bring with you the below on graduation day:

  • Booking confirmation & ID - You will need to bring your booking confirmation email as well as a valid photographic ID e.g. passport or driving license.  

  • Gown and photography booking reference number – Print or download Ede & Ravenscroft booking reference number which you will have received in a booking confirmation email.  

  • Safety pins & hair clips – We recommend bringing a safety pin to help fasten your gown to your clothing. You may also wish to bring some hair clips to ensure your hat fits well.

Courses per ceremony

Courses per ceremony

Our May graduation ceremony will feature graduands from the following courses: 

Venue Accessibility

For full details of the Queen Elizabeth Hall’s accessibility please visit their website. If you or your guest(s) have an access requirement, please inform us via email and a friendly staff member will assist with any arrangements.