Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS
Congress Centre in a non-residential conference venue, but if accommodation is required there is an excellent range of hotels in the immediate vicinity.
- The Bloomsbury Hotel (1 Minute Walk)
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel (2 Minute Walk)
- Cheshire Hotel (1 Minute Walk).
Registration is now open for graduation. You can book your place and up to two free guest tickets.
Upon booking, you'll be prompted to enter your student number. You can find your student number in your graduation invitation email. If you have any issues, please get in touch with the team.
Collecting your ticket
You will collect your tickets and guest tickets upon arrival at the venue on the day of your graduation. The registration desk will be in the main foyer as you walk down the stairs (lifts are available).
Please make sure you collect your guest tickets and give these to your guests before you go into the Event Hall as you will be seated in separate areas. We strongly recommend you leave plenty of time to do this.
Please note, tickets will not be posted to you beforehand.
Frequently asked questions
Yes you can book free tickets for up to two guests.
Additional tickets may become available closer to the event, however we are unable to guarantee this. If additional tickets do become available, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Graduates and guests will be seated 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.
You will be sat on the seat number stated on your ticket. It is vital that you sit in your allocated seat as this is the order your name will be read out.
There will be a stage pass on the back of your chair, please check your name and pronunciation is correct.
You are required to leave your seats in order of your seats to process across the stage, and you must have nothing in your hands, apart from your stage pass. The staff will indicate when you should leave your seat and where to stand at the side of the stage.
As you walk to the stage you will hand your stage pass to the staff at the side of the stage, who will in turn pass this to the compere who will read out your name and course title as you cross the stage.
Out of courtesy to your fellow graduands we ask that you do not leave the ceremony until the event finishes.
It's up to you what you wear with your robes, but we would recommend smart, formal clothes, a bit like you might wear to a wedding or a job interview.
Please keep in mind, you will have to go up some steps at the side of the stage then down again when you are acknowledged, so make sure you are wearing shoes you can walk confidently in.
We advise that you do not bring any mobile phones, bags, or large items but if this is necessary, please ask a guest to look after them for the duration of the ceremony to ensure that all aisles are clear.
Please refrain from leaving your bags under your seats as this may pose as a health and safety risk and in some instances, you may not return to your original seat after processing across the stage.
Children are welcome at the ceremony but must be accompanied by an adult.
Graduates and guests are seated seperately and children must sit with guests.
Graduation events can prove to be tiring for younger children who may become restless. For the comfort of other guests, guardians may be asked to take any child that becomes agitated or distressed out of the main room.
Children aged two or over
Children over two years of age must have their own seat in the room and therefore must be included in your guest numbers.
Children up to the age of two
Children up to the age of two may sit on an adult’s lap and do not require a separate ticket.
The ceremony will last for approximately one hour.
Out of courtesy to your fellow graduands, we ask that you do not leave the ceremony until the event finishes.