Gowning and photography

Spring ceremony

Graduation hero image

Ticket Sales

You will receive an email invitation in early March 2024 to book your tickets, gown and photography. The email will provide details on how to register for the ceremony and book guest tickets, photography and gowns via Ede & Ravenscroft’s graduation services. Please ensure to use the Student ID number specified in your email invite as it will ask for this.

Those with retrievals will be invited later in March/ April once they have their grades confirmed.

The deadline to purchase tickets and gowns is 25 April 2024. 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 until 2 May 2024, please check lower down this page for refund details.


Gowns needs to be booked in advance. You will collect your gown on the day of the ceremony at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. For this, you will need to present the booking reference number to the gowning staff from Ede & Ravenscroft. The gown collection opens 2 hours prior to the ceremony to allow time to take photos. 


Professional photography by Ede & Ravenscroft is available on the day at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. We highly recommend that you book and pay for your photography in advance to reduce wait times, this will include a £7 delivery fee for pictures to be sent to your chosen address. You can get your photos taken before the ceremony up to 2 hours before the ceremony starts. If for whatever reason you did not have the chance to take your graduation photographs before the ceremony you can get them done after but there may be a larger queue.

After the event (24 - 48 hours after) you will be sent a link to the photography ordering portal from Ede & Ravenscroft. There you can review photos and select the image for each product you have ordered. If you have not received an email with a link within 72 hours of your event taking place please fill out the contact form below.

Ede & Ravenscroft are also now offering Award presentation photography. They will photograph each graduate as they are presented on stage. These can be purchased on the day, at the Graduation venue. The prices are as follow:

  • Photo only - £10
  • Photo in a mount - £20
  • If you purchase the photo via the website after the event, the photo will cost £5 plus £7 of postage.

This photograph is uploaded to Ede & Ravenscroft's website, usually within 7-10 working days.

Once ordered, photography products will be delivered within six weeks after the ceremony at which they were taken or 4 weeks after they were ordered, whichever is the later. For full terms and conditions visit the supplier website for Ede & Ravenscroft. 


We appreciate that for reasons beyond your control, you or your guest(s) may discover that you are unable to attend the ceremony.

You may cancel your order for your gown and/or guest tickets up to 1 week before the ceremony date for a full refund. Please see terms and conditions. To request a refund complete the contact us form for Ede & Ravenscroft and one of their staff will get back to you.

After this deadline, any refund request will have to be emailed to Ede & Ravenscroft customer service for processing post-ceremony. Alternatively, contact us via email and a friendly staff member will be able to help.

Disclaimer: The University has entered into a concession contract with our current gowning and photography supplier Ede & Ravenscroft and receives a commission from the hire and sale of academic dress/photography purchases. For more information, please contact [email protected].