Preparing for Graduation

Find out how to prepare for your graduation

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If you are eligible to attend the summer graduation you will have received an email into your student email account. The email contains the date and time of your ceremony and details of how you can register to attend. If you think you should be eligible to graduate but haven't received an email from us please contact as soon as possible.

Your eligibility is confirmed once you have made satisfactory academic progress. If you have outstanding academic debt you are ineligible to attend and you will not be able to receive your award certificate or be included in the awards brochure.
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Once you've received an email with the date and time of your graduation, log-in to your e-Vision account and go to My Graduation, where you can select either 'I wish to attend' or 'I do not wish to attend.' You can also defer to next year's graduation from this screen.

The deadline for registering for graduation is 19 May 2017. Those who register late may not be able to attend the same ceremony as their course colleagues. You will receive confirmation of your attendance, and your guest tickets, in late June/early July. Please do not make any travel or hotel arrangements for you or your guests until you have been notified by the University that you have made satisfactory academic progress. The number of guest tickets you receive may be different to the number you requested.

Please state any special requests at this stage. We will ensure that wheelchair users or users of crutches are allocated a seat at the end of a row or in a specific wheelchair user area. No matter where you are seated, you will receive your award along with your course colleagues.

Your gown

All students must wear academic dress which can be purchased or hired from Ede & Ravenscroft. Please don't make your academic dress arrangements until your place at graduation is confirmed. The level of your final award and not the programme you were enrolled on determines the colour of your gown.

Grey gown

  • Foundation Degree
  • Certificate in Education
  • Certificate of Higher Education
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Higher National Certificate
  • Higher National Diploma

Black gown

  • Advanced Diploma
  • Batchelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Red gown

  • Master of Art
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Science

University Hood

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psy)
  • all taught Doctorates
  • Professional Doctorate (D Prof)
  • PhD
  • PhD by completed work.


You can request tickets for your guests during the online registration process. You can request up to five guest tickets, but we can only guarantee two tickets for each student (you don't need a ticket for yourself). We allocate additional tickets if there is space at each ceremony and we make this process as fair as possible. Please avoid making guest travel arrangements until the number of guest tickets has been confirmed. You will receive your tickets with your confirmation.

If you don't have a UK/EU address, you can collect your tickets from the graduation office, room M2.08 in Middlesbrough Tower from 10 July.

Those who are unable to attend the ceremony with you can watch the ceremonies live on the University website on their phone, PC or tablet, or on the Campus Heart and Students' Union TV screens.
Watch the stream from the Graduation home page