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Graduation

Graduate Kimoni Bell smiling at the camera

SAVE THE DATE - GRADUATION 2023

We are delighted to confirm that the Graduation ceremony for our Class of 2023 will take place on Tuesday 24 October 2023 at The Stoller Hall in Manchester.

Your graduation ceremony is a unique occasion and landmark in your life and career. It is a celebration of your hard work and commitment, and is a wonderful opportunity for you, your fellow students, family and friends to celebrate your academic and professional achievements.

The Graduation ceremony for our Class of 2023 will take place on Tuesday 24 October 2023 at The Stoller Hall in Manchester.

Ceremony Time School
9.30am - 10.30am

School of Art, Media & Make-Up
The Manchester Film School 
Salon Management 

11.30am - 12.30pm The Arden School of Theatre
2pm - 3pm School of Business and Law
School of Computing and Cybersecurity
School of Construction and Engineering 
School of Counselling and Education
4pm-5pm School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

 

You will have received an email and letter stating the time of your ceremony and how to register for your graduation ceremony this can be done online using the link within your email. 

If you have any queries, please contact us on graduation@ucenmanchester.ac.uk   

Following your online registration your student e-ticket and any guest tickets will be emailed to you between 5-7 days before the ceremony. 

Your cap, gown and photography will be provided by Marston Events. 

Cap and gown

Booking of your cap, gown and photography can be done at the same time as your registration, using the same online link provided in your invite email and letter.  

Collection of your cap, gown and photography will take place at City Campus Manchester after you have checked in.  

We often get asked what to wear on graduation day. It is up to you what you wear with your robes, but we would recommend smart, formal clothes, a bit like you might wear to a wedding or a job interview. You might like to consider wearing something classic, that won’t look dated in your photo’s years later. Please keep in mind, you will have to go up some steps at the side of the stage then down again when you are acknowledged, so make sure you are wearing shoes you can walk confidently in. 

Drop off of your cap and gown will be situated in The Hive Bar at City Campus Manchester following your ceremony.   

Photography

You can pre-book your photography when you register and book your gown. There are various options and packages on offer for you to choose from. A photo will also be taken as you cross the stage which will be availble to purchase immediately following your ceremony.
 
If you have any problems ordering your cap, gown and photography please contact Marston Events - Enquiries@marstonevents.com
Check in, photography, cap and gown collection will take place at City Campus Manchester, M3 1LT   before for the ceremony.  

The Graduation ceremony will take place at The Stoller Hall in Manchester, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA.
 
These are approximately a 5-minute walk apart. 

Please check your email or letter for your arrival time as this varies per ceremony.   

Check in for your graduation will take place at City Campus Manchester, M3 1LT. 

Your student ticket and any guest tickets will be scanned on arrival to confirm your attendance and you will be issued with your stage pass. 

The graduation team will then direct you to collect your cap, gown and photography.

An announcement will be made (45 minutes before your ceremony begins) when it is time for you to make your way over to The Stoller Hall for your graduation ceremony. This is approximately a 5-minute walk from City Campus Manchester.

Graduates and guests should be in their designated seats 30 minutes before the ceremony begins. 

 

On arrival to The Stoller Hall Graduates and guests will be directed to the auditorium. 
It is vital that you sit on the seat/row stated on your ticket (you will sit within your curriculum departments) as this is the order your name will be read out. Please ensure that the stage pass on your seat states your name and correct pronunciation.  

Please note that graduate and guests are seated separately. 

You are required to leave your seats in order, to process across the stage, and you must have nothing in your hands, apart from your stage pass. The event staff will indicate when you should leave your seat and where to stand. As you walk to the stage you will hand your stage pass to the staff who will in turn pass this to the compere who will read out your name and curriculum area as you cross the stage.

We advise that you do not bring any mobile phones, bags or large items but if this is necessary, please ask a guest to look after them for the duration of the ceremony to ensure that all aisles are clear. Under no circumstances must you leave your bags under your seats as this may pose as a health and safety risk and in some instances, you may not return to your original seat after processing across the stage.

Out of courtesy to your fellow graduates we ask that you do not leave the ceremony until the event finishes. The ceremony will last for approximately 1 hour. 

Following the ceremony, we would invite you to join your fellow graduates, guests, friends, family and tutors for a celebratory drink in The Hive Bar at City Campus Manchester. You will be able to purchase photographs from the ceremony as well as drop off your used cap and gown at this point too. 

Graduates and guests are seated separately. 

Children are welcome at the ceremony, however these events can prove to be tiring for younger children who may become restless. For the comfort of other guests, guardians may be asked to take any child that becomes agitated or distressed out of the auditorium. We appreciate your understanding. 

Children over two years of age must have their own seat and therefore must be included in your guest numbers.  Children up to the age of two may sit on an adult’s lap and do not require a separate ticket.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Graduates and guests are seated separately within the room. Please be aware that children will not be sitting with graduates but must sit with guests. 

Guests will be asked to head to their seats 30 minutes before the ceremony begins and should listen for the announcements directing all graduates and guests to take their seats. 
We ask that all mobile phones and recording devices are switched to silent, but you are more than welcome to take photos and videos of our wonderful graduates shining moments. 
 

Should you require any assistance, please ask the staff at the Graduation Information Desk in the main foyer or ask any member of the event staff.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the team:

graduation@ucenmanchester.ac.uk

Graduation Live Streams

You can watch the of Graduation Ceremonies recordings below.

Tuesday 24th October Graduation Ceremonies

9:30am - 10.30am: 

School of Art, Media & Make-Up, The Manchester Film School and Salon Management 
(Video timestamp 18:03)

11.30am - 12.30pm: 

The Arden School of Theatre
(Video timestamp 2:13:35)

2.00pm - 3.00pm: 

School of Business & Law (Business), School of Computing & Cybersecurity, School of Construction & Engineering and School of Counselling & Education
(Video timestamp 4:47:02)

4.00pm - 5pm: 

School of Business & Law (Law), School of Sport and Health & Wellbeing
(Video timestamp 6:46:35)

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