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Graduation 2015

Monday 23 November to Tuesday 1 December 2015


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Honorary Graduates 2014

Our 2014 honorary graduates included comedian Bob Mortimer, world-renowned artist William Tyler and orthopaedic surgeon David Muckle.

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About Graduation

Here, you can find out all the information you need about your ceremony. Make sure you don't miss your photographs, when to get your gown, and the time of the ceremony itself. Check your e-vision account.

Information about ceremonies will be available soon.

Important times

Activities and times - early morning

Academic dress - Brittan Building Earliest 8.15am
Photographs - Brittan Building Earliest 8.15am
Earliest Town Hall admission 9.15am
Academic dress - Brittan Building Latest9.15am
Latest Town Hall Admission 9.45am
Procession enters hall 10.00am
Procession leaves hall 11.00am (approx)
Refreshments - Students' Union 11.00am
Refreshment area closes 12.30pm
Photographs - Brittan Building Latest 5.45pm
Return of Academic Dress Latest 6.00pm

Important times- morning

Academic dress - Brittan Building Earliest8.45am
Photographs - Brittan Building Earliest8.45am
Earliest Town Hall admission9.45am
Academic dress - Brittan Building Latest9.45am
Latest Town Hall Admission10.15am
Procession enters hall10.30am
Procession leaves hall11.30am (approx)
Refreshments - Students' Union11.30am
Refreshment area closes1.00pm
Photographs - Brittan Building Latest5.45pm
Return of Academic Dress Latest 6.00pm

Important times - evening

Academic dress - Brittan Building Earliest10.45am
Photographs - Brittan Building Earliest10.45am
Earliest Town Hall admission1.15pm
Academic dress - Brittan Building Latest1.15pm
Latest Town Hall Admission1.45pm
Procession enters hall2.00pm
Procession leaves hall3.00pm (approx)
Refreshments - Students' Union3.00pm
Refreshment area closes4.30pm
Photographs - Brittan Building Latest5.45pm
Return of Academic Dress Latest6.00pm

There are two graduation ceremonies each day between Monday 24 November and Monday 1 December and one ceremony on Tuesday 2 December. Ceremonies commence at 10.30am and 2.00pm each day with the exception of the Tuesday 2 December ceremony which commences at 10.00am.

Please allow sufficient time to make your journey, find a car-parking space, walk to the University, collect your gown, sit for your photograph, walk to the Town Hall and find your seat.

Gown collection

Gowns can be collected from the Main Hall in Brittan Building. Use the course search above to find out your gown collection and return times.

At the graduation venue

On arrival at Middlesbrough Town Hall Graduands proceed to the North Door which is on Corporation Road, whilst guests proceed to the Main Door on Albert Road. Graduands will be met by University representatives and shown to their seats. Guests will show their tickets at the Main Door and will be shown to their seating area.

Graduands sit together, away from their guests, in alphabetical order by course. Graduands' seats will be identified with a name card and, if you are the first alphabetically in your course, a course name card also. When you have found your seat you must not change places as the issuing of certificates is based on the seating plan.

You must look after your name card and course card (where applicable) because you need to take this (these) card(s) with you when you make your way up to the stage. You will hand the card(s) to the presenter on stage who will read the course card and your name before you cross the stage to shake hands with the Vice Chancellor or Senior University Representative and collect your certificate.

University representatives will manage the ceremony, instructing you when to rise and make your way back stage in preparation for crossing the stage. Backstage, final checks will be made to ensure your name is correctly stated on the card, and that everyone is in the correct order. It is important that students are quiet whilst backstage as noise can travel up onto the stage. We also ask that students respect the traditions of the event and cross the stage in an orderly manner.

After receiving your certificate you will be guided back to your seat.

After all graduates have received their certificates senior university representatives will make speeches. When the ceremony is formally closed graduates and their guests are free to take photographs in the Town Hall and outside the venue before proceeding to the Students Union were refreshments will be available.

We have negotiated free car parking in Middlesbrough Council long stay car parks for each Graduand (with the exception of Gurney Street premium long stay car park). You must print off a car parking permit and display this in your vehicle in order to avoid car parking penalties. Click here to view a map of the car parks in Middlesbrough. Free parking is only available in the following car-parks:

  • France Street
  • Wood Street
  • Jedburgh Street
  • Denmark Street
  • Cannon Park
  • Station Street
  • Zetland

Prior to the day

  • Register attendance via e-vision
  • Read all graduation documentation thoroughly
  • Provide details of any special requirements
  • Order Academic Dress
  • Arrange photography (if required)
  • Give tickets to your guests
  • Print off car-parking permit (if required)
  • Arrange travel and accommodation (if required)
  • Pre-order a DVD of your graduation ceremony (if required)
  • Join the Teesside University Alumni Association (if required)
  • Arrange tickets for the Graduation Ball (if required)
  • Clear all debts (you may not be able to graduate if you have outstanding University debts)

On the Day

  • Park your car in a Middlesbrough Council long stay car-park (but not Gurney Street premium long stay or Captain Cook Square) and display parking permit (if required)
  • Collect Academic Dress from Main Hall
  • Sit for photographs (if booked)
  • Attend the ceremony at the Town Hall (please observe the entry times)
  • Enjoy a free buffet in the Student Union building
  • Return academic dress (must be returned by 6.00 p.m. on the day)

We film every ceremony - you can order a DVD by visiting the University's on-line shop.

Your Graduation

Tuesday 01 December 2015


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