Furness students

Graduation Day

Your graduation day will be a celebration of all the hard work you've put in over the last few years and formalises your passing from student to graduate - and of course you'll become one of our alumni.

The Ceremonies web pages have general advice and guidance about the day. Take a look to find out all you need to do in advance about what you can expect on the day, including booking tickets and hiring gowns. If you're coming as a guest of a graduating student there's a whole section specifically aimed at you.

Invitation from the Principal

I have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the Furness College graduation celebrations on Friday 19 July 2019. The College celebrations have always been one of the best occasions of the University year and we hope very much that you, your parents, family, friends and partners will be able to attend. Graduation Day is a very special occasion and the College events enable you both to celebrate with your family and friends and to meet up with fellow Furnessians. Book your tickets through the online store for the afternoon tea; this is an extremely popular event. Tickets sell out fast and are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and unfortunately can't be bought on the day. I do hope that you will be able to join me and the other College officers in celebrating this great day.

Wlodek Tych

Dr Wlodek Tych, College Principal
Dr Wlodek Tych, College Principal

What to to on the day

Arrive early! Furness College Bar (Trevor) opens at 9.00am and will be serving hot and cold drinks.

Graduands may collect their robes from the LICA Building.

Furness graduands should head to the Great Hall, where you will be directed to line up ready for the ceremony.

Guests with tickets to attend the ceremony will be directed to their seats.

The ceremony begins at 11.00am.

For those guests without tickets to the ceremony, they will be transmitted to watch live in the Faraday Lecture Theatre, and on E-Campus screens around campus including Furness Foyer.

The Furness College photograph will take place in Lancaster Square immediately after the ceremony, at around 12 noon. All graduates are asked to attend as this creates a popular and one-off memento of a year in Furness College.

You will be guided to the stand for this and will need to stay in your robes.

Furness celebrations begin after the photograph at around 12.30pm, with live music and magic in the Furness College quad and foyer. Afternoon Tea will be served in the Foyer (Pre-booked tickets only).

See below for details about how to order your tickets.

Celebrate with us

Why not join us in Furness after the photograph from 12.30pm? There will be live music from the Bourbon Street Roof Raisers and magic from David Lancaster in the quad and the foyer, while Trevor will be serving drinks all afternoon.

Afternoon Tea will be served in the Foyer but you'll need to book that in advance via the online store. Tickets are available from the online store and cost £9.00 per guest, but are free for Furness students who are accompanying their guests. The store will take orders from 18 March to 7 June 2019 (subject to availability), so don't forget to book! As we have to order catering in advance we are unable to sell tickets after this date or on the day itself.

When you order your tickets you'll need to select one of the following options for yourself and each of your guests:

Vegetarian Selection

Egg mayonnaise and cress
Hummus with greek yoghurt and mixed leaves

Meat Selection

Local roast beef with a creamed horseradish sauce and mixed leaves
Local roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing

Seafood selection

Smoked salmon topped with lemon parsley sour cream and mixed leaves
Tuna mayonnaise

All are accompanied by

Cherry tomatoes, salad and crisps

Scone, jam and cream and a selection of cakes

Fairtrade coffee, tea, fruit and herbal tea/ pink citrus and elderflower spritzer and fresh orange


We can be cater to special dietary requirements if you specify these when booking.

The Bourbon Street Roof Raisers playing Furness graduation
The Bourbon Street Roof Raisers