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Frequently asked questions

Your graduation ceremony

You can view dates and times on our website.

Graduates should be on City Campus one and a half hours before the ceremony start time. You can find further information on our On the Day pages.

When you arrive, make your way to our Newton building at our City Campus to collect your ticket and gown. If you're not sure where that is, try MazeMap.

You'll collect your gown and tickets from Newton building on City Campus, and then your graduation ceremony will take place across the road in University Hall. Celebratory refreshments after your ceremony will also be in the Newton building. If you're not sure where to find these locations, try MazeMap.

You can find what to expect on our On the Day page.

Your ceremony will last around 45 minutes. Afterwards, celebratory refreshments will be offered at the Newton building for a further hour.

Graduates and guests will be invited to join us for celebratory refreshments in the Newton building.

To make Graduation more accessible, NTU is offering an alternative Graduation experience. This experience is designed for students or guests with learning difficulties, autism, social anxiety, or sensory processing difficulties, but is open to any students or guests who may find this alternative format more comfortable. This ceremony will be taking place on Monday 18 December.

This ceremony will be taking place on Monday 18 December 2023.

15-minute morning time slots will be available to book in advance when you register (registration opens in October, exact date to be confirmed soon). Alternatively, you can attend in the afternoon at your own convenience, however, please inform us of your attendance.

Registrations open in October (exact date to be confirmed soon). Please get in touch with us at if you have any questions.

Photo opportunities with a Presiding Officer and other photo opportunities around the City Campus. Also, refreshments for you and your guests.

Due to the planning and organising involved, we ask that students only attend one ceremony.

Yes. Our July 2024 ceremonies begin on Wednesday 10 July until Friday 26 July 2024.

You will need to contact your School and they will be able to confirm when you will be graduating. Please contact your Course Leader or your Subject Admin team.

Your School will then inform us when you are eligible, and you will be invited accordingly to the correct round of ceremonies.

If you have not passed and ordered a gown, your gown hire will need to be re-hired for the next round of ceremonies. If you have made a photography booking, please contact them directly to discuss.

You are not eligible to attend your graduation ceremony if:

  • You have been unsuccessful in your assessments
  • You have an academic appeal or reconsideration request in progress or are subject to an investigation for academic misconduct (you may be invited to a later ceremony once the situation is resolved)
  • You are in debt to the University for unpaid tuition fees

Registering for graduation

Registrations open in October (exact date to be confirmed soon). Please get in touch with us at if you have any questions.

If you are unable to attend, you must still register before 3 November 2023 confirm your details for posting out your certificate. Registrations open in October (exact date to be confirmed soon). Please get in touch with us at if you have any questions.

Guest tickets

Allocation of the two free guest tickets can only be guaranteed if reserved during registration. Registration opens on Monday 9 October. Please get in touch with us at if you have any questions.

We understand how important your graduation ceremony is for your loved ones. If you want to bring more than two guests, our live streaming tickets are available to purchase from Monday 30 October from our online store. Tickets are unlimited and £7.50 each.

Live streaming tickets give your guests access to the live streaming venue in our Arkwright building across from University Hall, where they can watch the ceremony live streamed directly from the Hall.

Your tickets will be available for collection on the day of your ceremony from the registration desk at City Campus in our Newton building.

Graduands are allocated a seat for their ceremony. You will be informed of your seat as you arrive and collect your tickets on the day of your ceremony.

Guest seating is not allocated, and guests are seated on a first come first basis as they arrive at University Hall, unless you have advised us of any alternative arrangements prior to the event.

Graduation gowns and photography

It's compulsory for all graduating students to wear University academic dress at their ceremony.

To hire or purchase your graduation gown, please visit the Graduation Attire Ltd website before Wednesday 1 November 2023. You can find more information on our Getting Ready for Graduation page.

Gown collection and drop-off will all be in the Newton and Arkwright buildings and will be clearly sign-posted on the day.

Marston Photography are NTU's official Graduation supplier. You can find more information on our Getting Ready for Graduation page.

We recommend that you pre-book a time slot to have your photographs taken to save time and money on the day. However, Marston photography should be able to accommodate requests on the day.

Your certificate

You will need to collect your certificate from Cafe Newton Level 1 after your ceremony. If it is not available on the day, your certificate will be posted out to your home address following the ceremony.

Degree certificates will be posted out to your home address within eight weeks of your graduation ceremony. So please make sure your contact details are up to date, so we know where to send your certificate.

Certificate tubes are available to purchase on the day of your ceremony from the merchandise store located in the Newton building.

Special requirements

During the registration process you can detail any requirements that you or your guests may have (for example: wheelchair user, mobility problems, blind/partially sighted or deaf/hearing impairment), and we will make every effort to help you. We will contact you to discuss the arrangements, but if you have any questions, please contact us via email on

Travel information

Take a look at our travel page for more information.

We don't provide parking, but Nottingham has a variety of municipal car parks, as well as park and ride facilities. If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

If your car has a blue badge displayed there are several areas near to University Hall where you can park. Visit the Nottingham Parking website for details of city centre parking locations.

Alternatively, there are a number of great public transport options available to get into Nottingham, including the tram, park and ride services and trains.

Our City Campus is located in the very heart of Nottingham city centre, where you will find a number of hotels available.

There won't be any University accommodation available for our December 2023 graduation ceremonies.

However, we will have NTU Accommodation (single ensuite rooms) available for our July 2024 Graduation ceremonies. We will update this page with more information closer the time.

International student and visitor visas

If you need a visa for yourself, take a look at our Getting Ready for Graduation page for more information.

If any of your guests need a visitor visa to enter the UK, you'll need to get a letter of invitation. You can find the information on our Getting Ready for Graduation page.

Contact us

You can contact our Graduation team by email at or call us on +44 (0)115 848 2255.