Academic Dress and Robe Hire

Students must wear the appropriate academic dress (gown, hat and hood) in order to graduate. You must hire or purchase these directly from the official robe makers, Ede and Ravenscroft.

To order your academic dress please book online. All gown orders must be submitted by 27th September 2017. When ordering, please be prepared with details of your head circumference, chest and height measurements, your course/award information (e.g. BA (Hons) English) and your credit/debit card details.

All graduating students are required to wear formal dress i.e. dress/skirt/suit for ladies and trousers/suit, shirt and tie for men. Please note it is advisable to wear a button fronted top/shirt so that your gown can be fastened to it. National or Cultural dress is also welcomed. Please remember that you will need to walk between the different areas on campus and to and from King George’s Hall. During the ceremony at King George’s Hall you will need to go up and down steps to the stage when collecting your award therefore suitable clothing and shoes are recommended.

Your robes will be available for you to collect on the day of the ceremony from the Sports Hall 1 in the Sports and Leisure Centre facilities.

Robe collection times:

  • 11am ceremony - 8am to 10am.
  • 2pm ceremony – 11am to 1pm.
  • 5pm ceremony – 2pm to 4pm

There will be a lot of students graduating on the day so you must stick to the allotted time for your ceremony.

Please ensure you have details of the order number (receipt) issued to you by Ede and Ravenscroft in order to collect your gown.

Please ensure that you return your entire academic dress to the University Centre after your ceremony.