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Guest tickets

Information on reserving your two free guest tickets and additional ticket options available.

University Hall tickets

Students have the opportunity to reserve up to two free guest tickets when they register. Allocation of the two free guest tickets can only be guaranteed if reserved during registration.

You are able to view your ticket order for University Hall via the booking summary screen on your registration portal at any point leading up to your ceremony.

Please note: Babies and toddlers are required to have their own ticket to access University Hall, and an adult who holds a University Hall guest ticket must accompany them. These tickets are inclusive of the post-ceremony refreshments.

Additional guest tickets

It is highly unlikely that tickets over and above those reserved during the registration period will be available.

Additional tickets, where available, will go on sale via the registration portal from 10 am Tuesday 23 June to Friday 26 June and are limited to one per student. Tickets are priced at £10 per ticket, are non-refundable and include the post-ceremony refreshments.

Further details regarding additional ticket availability will be published on the website from Monday 22 June.

Please note: tickets must be paid for at the time of booking to prevent these being removed from your order following the closure of the sales period.

Arkwright Package tickets

Arkwright Package tickets will be available to purchase from 23 June to 5 July 2020 from our online store. These are priced at £10 each, are unlimited and are non-refundable.

The Arkwright Package gives one guest access to the live streaming venue where they can watch the ceremony live streamed from University Hall. The package also includes post-ceremony refreshments.

Babies and toddlers are permitted to sit on the lap of other guests within the live streaming venue and therefore do not require a separate Arkwright Package ticket. However, they must be accompanied by an adult who holds an Arkwright Package ticket.

For Arkwright Package tickets, a confirmation email will be sent to you on receipt of payment. These will not be displayed on your portal booking summary as these tickets are purchased through a separate system. Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking to prevent these being removed from your order following the closure of the sales period.

Please note: for friends and family, wherever they are in the world, the ceremonies will be available to watch online free of charge from any device on our live streaming page. However, they will not be able to enter the live streaming venue or access the post ceremonial refreshments without an Arkwright Package ticket.

Can I bring babies and toddlers?

We realise your graduation is a time for family celebrations of your achievements and children are welcome to attend. However, the graduation ceremonies are formal occasions and we do not recommend that babies and young children attend as the ceremony will include loud music and noise. We respectfully request that small children be taken outside if they become unsettled during the ceremony so as not to disturb proceedings.

Please note that ALL guests, including babies and children, need to be possession of their own ticket within University Hall. Babies and toddlers of any age are NOT permitted to sit on the lap of other guests within University Hall, this is to ensure that we comply with the venue fire regulation capacity restrictions. Students can only book up to two guest tickets during registration.

Guest tickets booked for the live streaming venue and University Hall are not interchangeable.

Students and guests with additional requirements

If you or your guests require special arrangements to be put in place for your ceremony, please let us know by completing the comments section during registration or contacting us before Friday 17 April 2020. This can include wheelchair accessibility, dietary requirements, vertigo, and any hearing impairments.

Ticket collection

All graduating students will need to collect their tickets upon arrival on the day from the ticket desk, which will be located in the Newton building and open an hour and a half prior to your ceremony. We will not be posting tickets out prior to the ceremonies.

You can find further details on what to do on the day of your graduation in the Graduation Day section of the website.


Please note that all guest tickets are non-refundable as stated at the time of booking, with the exception of students who are no longer eligible to attend due to having to retake an assessment, in which case you will receive a refund once the ceremony has taken place. A further invitation to the next set of ceremonies will be sent to you in due course. Tickets cannot be transferred between ceremonies and you must complete the online registration process again.

Still need help?

Graduation team
+44 (0)115 848 2255