Ticket Allocation - Graduands and Guests
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Booking will be open at 10am on Wednesday 7 March 2018 and will close at 11.55pm on Tuesday 24 April 2018 and it is not possible to book at any other time. Beyond this time and date, a place at the advertised ceremony can no longer guaranteed and it may not be possible for you to attend a ceremony with your course colleagues. As such, please do not wait for your results to book your tickets if you want to attend.
To attend the ceremony, you must book your place via our online graduation booking system. Please see How to book your place for details.
Due to limited capacity, you may only apply for up to TWO guests tickets within the main graduation ceremony venue. Guest tickets are free of charge but are only guaranteed if ordered before the deadline of 11.55pm on Tuesday 24 April. Any second bookings (even with a different reference number) which puts your account in excess of the permitted number of guests will be cancelled and no guest tickets will be issued for that order. For details of how to book your guest tickets, please see How to book your place.
Please be sure to select the correct number of tickets when you order:
- if you are attending alone with no guests, please select 1 in the ticket box
- if you are attending with 1 guest, please select 2 in the ticket box
- if you are attending with 2 guests, please select 3 in the ticket box
The ceremonies are not recommended for young children, who can often be unsettled by the level of noise in the hall and the length of the ceremony. All children in both venues must be accompanied by an adult and children aged 2 to 16 must have their own ticket. Children cannot sit with the graduand. Prams and pushcairs are not allowed in the venues but can be stored outside for the duration of the ceremony. For full details, please see children.
When you book your guests' tickets you will be asked to provide their full names as reflected on the ID they intend to bring to the ceremony. Please ensure that you provide the full names of all your guests. For instance, if your guest is William Jones, please don't use:
- initials, ie W Jones
- abbreviated names, ie Will Jones
- just first names, ie William
- relationships, ie dad.
Guests whose names have not been provided in advance will not be allowed to enter either venue even if in possession of a valid ticket. Examples of what will be accepted include:
- photo driving licence
- work photo pass
- student card
- any other kind of photo ID
- a bill showing the guest's name and address
- a bank statement showing the guest's name and address
- for children, we will accept anything with their name and address on. Children without ID can enter the venues so long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket and in possession of any of the above. Children over 24 months must have their own ticket.
All documents should be the originals as photocopies cannot be accepted.
The opportunity for additional guests to watch the ceremonies is provided via a live video stream to either a lecture theatre on campus or your own computer. There will not be any additional tickets for St Paul's Hall offered prior to the ceremonies and we do not hold a waiting list for St Paul's Hall tickets.
Any St Paul's Hall tickets which are returned to us will be made available on the day of your ceremony as an upgrade to those guests already in possession a video link ticket whose name has been provided in advance. Once you have registered your arrival, please visit the Additional Ticket Desk to see what we have available. Details of your registration times can be found at Arrival Times and Locations.
If you are unsuccessful in obtaining additional tickets to either venue, guests are still welcome to accompany you onto campus and we will have a variety of cafes and seating areas where they can sit and watch from their own mobile device (please see below).
Ceremonies will be streamed live and can be viewed from either a lecture theatre on campus or from any computer or mobile device at home, overseas or on campus.
To watch from a lecture theatre on campus, you must order guest tickets via the online graduation booking process released between 10.00am on Thursday 21 June until 11.55pm on Sunday 24 June 2018. A link to the online system will be emailed to you at 10am on 21 June 2018.
These tickets entitle the holder entrance to the video link venue only; they do not allow entrance into the main venue. Tickets are free and students can order a maximum of four tickets. We release all of the tickets we have available; once the system indicates that there are no further tickets, the venue has sold out.
You can't have more than four guest tickets at this time so please don't try to book more. Even if you return to the system and get a different booking reference number, only your first order will count and anything in excess of this will be cancelled and you won't be allocated the tickets.
If you would like more than four video link tickets then please order the four allowed and then email us between 25 June and 27 June with your request, including the full names of the guests. This does not guarantee the extra tickets, but if we have any spares we will be happy to let you have them.
Due to security requirements, no video link tickets can be released on the day of the ceremonies; however, guests without venue tickets are very welcome to accompany you onto campus and we will have a variety of cafes and seating areas where they can sit and watch from their own mobile device.
To watch from your own computer, please see Watch Live.
Recordings of the ceremonies will also be available at Watch Again for you and your guests to watch at a later date.
All tickets are collected on the day at registration; they are not posted to you. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only and entry will be refused to non-ticket holders.