Ceremony and Tickets
Guest tickets for the ceremonies in the Cathedral are £20. These include strawberries and a glass of Prosecco or a soft option of your choice for you and your ticket paying guests. This will be available at Bishop Grosseteste campus from 11:00am – 6:00pm. There is no charge for graduands.
Due to the limited number of seats available in the Cathedral, we are only able to initially offer each student three guest tickets.*
The design of the Cathedral might mean that you may not be able to see all the proceedings all of the time from where you are sitting, so large visual screens are placed in the Cathedral to allow guests a clear view, even from the back of the Nave. It is considered that the ceremony may not be suitable for young children. If you are bringing children to the ceremony, we politely ask that you try to keep them quiet and seated throughout the ceremony, in respect of this special day.
Please note that due to health and safety regulations children will require their own ticket and will not be able to sit on laps. The graduation ceremony will last approximately one hour.
In addition to the ceremonies in the Cathedral, there will be a link on the BGU Graduation Website to live streaming, so that ceremonies can be viewed online all over world!
Availability of additional tickets cannot be guaranteed or confirmed until all the applications have been processed. We will email your student account on Tuesday 22rd May with details of availability and how to apply. The website goes live on Friday 25th May. Subject to availability, this system will issue available extra tickets on a first come first serve basis.
Please note: All tickets will be included in your information packs and these will be posted to your home address during the second week of July, you do not need to print anything off.
Applications for tickets should be made via the link provided on the Registering & Ticketing page by Friday 11th May or the link below.
Please note: We regret that under no circumstances will late applications be considered. Refunds will be given up until 9 July.
Booking Tickets and Payment
Please click here to log on to the Ede and Ravenscoft site to order your ceremony tickets, gown and any photographs you may require. You must book your graduation tickets by the end of Friday 11 May, even if you think you might not pass the course. Gowns can be booked at a later stage no later than 21 days before the ceremony.
Any queries about graduation can be made at the Graduation Office in Room 5a in the Skinner building, or over the telephone on 01522 585635 from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm.
If you have not received a formal invitation through the post, please contact the graduation office on 01522 585635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Following consultation, we have increased ticket prices for the 2018 Graduation Events. After receiving incredibly positive feedback from recently graduated students, we have committed to continue offering the first class graduation experience that has been a feature of previous years.
To continue our legacy of supporting students, any profit from the events will be paid directly into the BGU Foundation Fund. The fund supports a range of projects that clearly demonstrate enrichment during your time at the University and after graduation. It focuses on projects that cannot be resourced through the University’s main funds. A number of small grants are available to assist with voluntary work or other innovative, creative, charitable or community based projects both here in the UK or overseas.
*In the very unlikely event of 100% take up on the initial registration the third ticket purchased will be refunded and the surplus tickets re offered on a first come first served basis.