Academic Dress

In keeping with the academic nature of the occasion and ceremonial tradition, all students wishing to attend their graduation ceremony must wear the correct academic dress.

In advance of your graduation ceremony, you must hire your academic dress (gown, hood and hat) online from our official supplier Ede and Ravenscroft. Online robe hire opens in October for winter ceremonies and in March for summer ceremonies.

Ede and Ravenscroft will bring your gown to campus on the day of your graduation ceremony. You will collect them from the gowning venue and the team will help you put your gown, hood and hat on. You should aim to collect your gown 1½ - 2 hours before your ceremony.

Normal wear under gowns is a suit and tie for men and a dress or skirt/trouser suit for women. Please note, plain colours look best under the gowns. We regret that graduating students who are not dressed smartly may be turned away from their ceremony.

Academic Dress for Undergraduates

Academic Dress for Postgraduates