Graduation 2014

Sunday 12 October, 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

There will be 4 ceremonies throughout the day.

At The Guildhall, Plymouth


Graduation Information

General Graduation information

Who will I graduate with?
Cohorts are arranged in the first instance by faculty, after this division is dependent on the number of students attending graduation in order to optimise the capacity of the venue.

What happens if I have a debt?
You will not be permitted to attend graduation if you have any outstanding debts to the University.   The University will withhold certificates until such time as the debt has been cleared. Debts must be cleared by contacting Finance before the 30th September 2014, if not tickets will be re-allocated after 30th September.

If you have successfully completed your studies recently, have no outstanding debts to the University and haven’t attended a university graduation for another course at the same level; you are eligible to attend graduation. Please contact registry if you are unsure if you have gained enough points to graduate by email to

Ceremony Timetable
Ceremony times are listed on in the Ceremony Timetable section of the Graduation pages, here you will find a downloadable file outlining all subjects per ceremony.

Academic Dress

What colour are the university gowns?
The university gowns are black, the mortar board is black and the hoods are purple.

Do I have to wear Academic Dress?
Yes, full academic dress must be worn by graduands in accordance with the Students Regulations Framework.   Academic dress consists of a gown; hood and mortar board.   Graduands cannot be presented at the ceremony unless appropriately gowned.

What do I wear beneath my gown?
Formal clothing should be worn as graduation is a formal occasion.   Jeans, shorts and other similar casual wear are not acceptable.  For men we respectively ask if a tie and shirt can be worn.

Where do I get my gowns from?
You can hire your gown from  The Wippell gown hire website will be live several weeks before the ceremony and you will be advised of this in your graduation invite.

If you decide not to attend the ceremony you must inform Wippells at least 48 hours before the gradation.  Refund requests should be made directly to Wippell Gown Hire – 01392 254234.

Every effort will be made to ensure that you receive your certificate during the graduation.   If this has not been possible then your certificate will be forwarded to you after the ceremony.

Certificates will be sent by recorded post to your contact details on your student record and will require a signature on receipt.   If the certificate needs to go to an alternative address please go the student portal to change your address details.

Access to information
Information about graduation will be communicated via the graduation web page and by email. Student facilities such as Learning Space and student email will only be available until Graduation, with email accounts and access ceasing shortly afterwards

Change of contact details (address or email)
If your personal email or home address has changed please make sure you update this via the student  the Alumni webpage or by contacting Registry at

Local press coverage
All names of conferred degrees will be announced in the local press The Herald. Results grades will not be published.   To opt out of this please contact Amy Cooper in Marketing on

Photography and Filming
Graduands and their guests will need to be aware that the ceremonies will be filmed and photographed, and may be used on promotional material by the University. If there are any concerns around this please contact the Marketing team

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