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Congratulations Class of 2021!

Graduation

In order to ensure that we can include all eligible students, especially those whose later assessment dates are being supported through the No Detriment Policy, we are pleased to announce that the Graduation week for the class of 2021 (for those who receive their results by 31st August 2021) is now expected to take place within the week of 18-22 October 2021.

We plan to make all information you will require and ticket booking available in late May. You will be contacted individually and information will also be published on the University website.

The Graduation team can be contacted via e-mail graduation@bucks.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Additional guest tickets

Additional guest tickets for your graduation ceremony are now available to purchase until 27th September at 5pm, or until they sell out.

Each graduand will be able to purchase up to another 4 tickets (7 in total and subject to availability). These tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Please go to your online graduation registration portal to purchase your tickets.

Graduation Ceremony
Dates and Ceremonies for Graduating Class of 2021

A comprehensive list of important dates and ceremonies for the Graduating Class of 2021.

Back of heads of students wearing Graduation hats
What do I need to do now?

Information on gown hire, student & guest visas, registering your attendance and other important points related to Graduation 2021.

Parents and carers
Guest Ticket Information

The University makes a charge for each guest ticket to cover all the associated costs of holding the ceremonies. Here you will find out more information on guest tickets.

High Wycombe shops and streets
Travel, Car Parking and Accommodation

For information on where to park or stay during your graduation, please visit this page.

Crowd of students wearing their Graduation gowns
What do I need to do on the day?

Information on the timings of the ceremonies, gowning, how to register and more.

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Deadlines

A concise list of deadlines to prepare everything prior to Graduation.

Class of 2021 Graduating Students Package

This has been a challenging time for everyone but especially our graduating students – and we want to make sure we are there to help you in your next steps. We have put together a range of opportunities designed to support you in your progression, including:

✓ 50% funding offer on all postgraduate qualifications;

✓ Graduate role opportunities

✓ Ongoing career and wellbeing advice and support;

Development opportunities from Bucks Students’ Union;

✓ Help with your business ideas;

✓ Access to helpful resources; and more.

Find out more

Frequently Asked Questions

General
Who is part of the class of 2021?

 

If your cohort went to/is scheduled to go to an exam board between 21st August 2020 -31st August 2021, then you will be eligible to attend graduation as part of the class of 2021 in October 2021.

How will I find out about all the information I need such as gown hire and photography?

 

All necessary information and links to the ticket booking system and external suppliers will be provided on our website once you have received your invitation.

Who can I contact if I have a question about graduation?

 

You can email us with any questions at Graduation@bucks.ac.uk.

Where are the ceremonies held?

 

Registration, to collect your tickets & gown prior to the ceremony and post ceremony hospitality will take place at the High Wycombe campus.

The ceremony itself takes place at the Wycombe Swan Theatre in High Wycombe – which is across the road from the Campus.

How long will the ceremony last?

 

Approximately one hour.

Is there any parking?

 

There is no parking on campus but there are several public car parks nearby.

When do I receive my certificate?

 

This will be posted out to you in advance of the ceremony.

Registration and Attendance
Me and/or my guests live overseas and require a Visa to visit the UK, how do I get a letter? 

 

We can only issue the required letter once we have a confirmed booking for you or your guests. Therefore, we cannot issue the letter until we officially open for registration and ticket booking. Once you have registered yourself as attending and have booked guest tickets, you will be sent a confirmation that will contain a link to request a visa support letter.

I am not going to attend graduation so do I still need to register?

 

Yes. You do need to register your non-attendance as ‘in absentia’ so the University can arrange to send your certificate to you.

I don’t have my results yet; should I wait until I receive them before I register and purchase my guest tickets?

 

You are strongly advised to register and book your guest tickets as soon as possible. If you do not pass at the summer Boards you can apply for a refund for guest tickets booked as you will not be able to attend.

Can I attend if I have reassessment to take?

 

No. If you have not been made an award by the Board of Examiners you will not be able to graduate. In this event, a refund for guest tickets purchased will be made; however you must email the graduation team to request this refund. You will be invited to the next scheduled graduation event on the successful completion of your course.

Can I attend if I have an Academic Appeal in progress?

 

Yes. Provided that you have been made an award of the University by the Board of Examiners you can still graduate, even if you are in the process of making an academic appeal against your award.

How will I find out which day of the graduation week I am to attend?

 

We will let you know the exact date and time of your ceremony in due course. When you are given access to the ticket booking site it will also state the exact date and time of your ceremony. We will keep you updated with all the latest information on our website.

How do I know which ceremony I need to attend?

 

There is a general overview timetable showing the dates different Schools are holding their ceremony. If you don’t know which School you belong to then you can find out the date and time of your ceremony by logging into the booking system and the opening page will tell you which ceremony you have been allocated to.

How can I change my booking?

 

You can go back into your registration at any time to make amendments.

Ticketing Information
When will I be able to book tickets for me and my guests?

 

You will be contacted and officially invited to register your space and book your guest tickets. This invitation will come via e-mail and/or in the post to the home address we have on your student record. All the information will be made available on the website.

How do I register my attendance and book my guest tickets?

 

  To register and book your guest tickets, please click here.

Can I register but pay for my guest tickets later?

 

Yes. You need to register immediately. You can always go back into your registration at a later time to purchase your guest tickets (subject to availability).

When will I receive my tickets?

 

Your tickets will be given to you when you register on the day of your ceremony. We do not send out tickets in advance.

Gown Bookings and Hire
How do I order my gown, hood and mortarboard?

 

You must book your graduation gown online with Ede & Ravenscroft after you have registered your attendance and received your email confirmation. You can also book your gown hire by calling 01223 861 854.

What if I order the wrong gown?

 

When placing your order the website automatically selects the correct gown, hood and mortarboard when you start the booking process. If you have any queries please contact Ede & Ravenscroft directly.