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Graduation 2020

Graduation 2020

Unfortunately, with no clarity on when it may be possible to host a large event like Graduation, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule our 2020 Graduation Ceremonies to 13 and 14 July 2021. The new dates have been carefully selected in order to allow ample time for the global lockdown to lift and for normal international travel to resume. We know this news may be disappointing, but the health and safety of our graduates, their families and our staff is our top priority.

We recognise this is a substantial deferment, and that many graduands will likely have questions regarding the revised graduation process. Any queries should be directed to the Student Hub in the first instance.

Importantly, you will be an official graduate of the University prior to the formal ceremony in July 2021, as long as you meet the usual criteria. We are working to organise an online event this July to celebrate your achievements and provide some interim recognition of your accomplishments. We will confirm arrangements for this online event in the coming days.

The Graduation Team

Ceremony Dates

Regent’s University London Graduation Ceremonies are usually held in St Marylebone Parish Church once a year during the summer.

The 2020 Graduation ceremonies have been postponed to 13 and 14 July 2021.

Confirming your Attendance at Graduation

You will be invited to a ceremony via your University email address dependent on when your degree is conferred. You are not able to choose a ceremony. Your invitation will contain a link to an online booking form where you can confirm your attendance and your Two complimentary guests.

Places for ceremonies are allocated as bookings are made, so in order to avoid any disappointment we would advise you to confirm your place as soon as you receive your invitation.

Please be aware Graduation is subject to successful completion of your programme. Failure to complete your degree or incur a retake/resit of an exam/module or if you have any incomplete modules, will result in your booking being cancelled.

You and your guests are strongly advised to confirm your attendance prior to committing to travel and/or accommodation plans.

Additional Tickets

Graduates are entitled to two complimentary guest tickets only (See Confirming your Attendance at Graduation section). Additional tickets will become available on a first come first served basis via the Online Store: store.regents.ac.uk

A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on Graduation days subject to availability.

A valid student ID number will be required in order to purchase tickets.

Graduation Information Guide

We design a Graduation Information Guide to help you prepare for your Graduation day and answer all your Graduation related questions.

With the 2020 Graduation ceremonies having been postponed to the summer of 2021, a revised Graduation Information Guide will appear on this tab once it has been prepared.

Ceremony Venue

The Graduation Ceremonies will be taking place at St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT.

Reception

A light canape and drinks reception will be held at Regent's University London in the marquee on Tuke Lawns. The reception immediately follows your graduation ceremony at the church venue. Only guests with tickets will be permitted to join the Reception.

Wippell's Gowning

Academic dress is mandatory at Regent's University London Graduation Ceremonies and is made up of a robe, hood and hat. The colour and style of these items are dependent on your qualification.

You are required to order a gown from our official gown supplier www.wippellgownhire.co.uk. From the web page you will need to select Regent’s University London from the list of universities, then your qualification.

  • Gown hire will open: TBC
  • Gown hire deadline: TBC
  • Once you have registered on the day of Graduation, you will be directed to a room to gown: Rooms D05 & DO6 (Darwin Ground Floor).

Tempest Photography

Tempest Photography are the official photographers for all Regent's University London Graduation Ceremonies.

Tempest Photography are contracted by the University and will be available before and after the ceremony. No appointment is required.

  • Tempest Photography will have studios set up at Regent’s University London: Rooms Herringham Hall, D02, 03 & 04.
  • Photography services are available before and after your graduation ceremony. To avoid disappointment you should arrive early, leaving enough time to robe, register and have photographs taken.
  • You will have the opportunity to join your peers for a group photograph on the Tuke Lawns immediately after the ceremony.

Merchandise

Personalised Regent's University London merchandise will be available to purchase at the reception after your ceremony in the marquee on York Lawns, Regent’s University London.

Comfort Breaks & Personal Belongings

We politely ask that you take all necessary comfort breaks prior to the start of the ceremony.

We do not provide cloakroom facilities on campus or at the church venue. You can leave any personal belongings with family members during the ceremony or alternatively can leave your belongings under your allocated seat at your ceremony location. Please note, it is your responsibility to look after these, we are not liable for the loss of any personal belongings

Before, During and After the Ceremony

Before the Ceremony

On arrival, you must register at the registration desks (location to be confirmed) at Regent’s University London. You must register at the registration desk. Upon registering, you will be given your name card which will have your seat number. Please note, that you cannot change your seat number.

You must keep your name card with you at all times – this has your seat number on it and must also be given to the person reading the names out on the stage. After registration you will be directed to the gowning rooms and then you can make your way to your ceremony location.

If you have time before the ceremony, we would strongly advise that you visit the photography studios as they get extremely busy later in the day. Please allow yourself the full two hours where possible.

During the Ceremony

Start times are 11.00am for morning ceremonies and 3.00pm for afternoon ceremonies. You and your guests must be seated at least 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Once the ceremony has commenced, it is at the discretion of the door stewards to allow latecomers into the ceremony once proceedings have started, so please make sure you arrive early. If you do not arrive by the start of your ceremony you risk missing it completely. Your ceremony is expected to last approximately 2 hours maximum.

The Ceremony will be opened by the entrance of the Academic Procession for which the assembly is required to stand. The Chancellor will declare the Ceremony open, there will be speeches before the graduands are presented in programme order. Therefore, you must sit in your allocated seat.

To ensure that every graduand's achievement is honoured equally,we kindly request for you and your guests to remain in your seats until the completion of the ceremony. The Chancellor will declare the ceremony over, whereby the assembly will then be asked to stand for the exit of the Academic Procession.

Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the venue. However, please do not disturb other guests or our professional photographers/videographers.

After the Ceremony

You will be led out row by row after the Academic Procession has left and will be directed back to Regent's University London for the group photograph and a light Reception.

Please note that your official degree certificate takes up to eight weeks to process from your ceremony date and will not be presented to you on the day of your Graduation.

Graduation Ball

The 2020 Graduation Ball has been postponed. This page will be updated once further information has been confirmed.

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