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Hire your gown and hood

Make sure you hire your gown and hood in advance of your ceremony - the deadline for our supplier, Ede & Ravenscroft, is Friday 19 June 2020!

It is compulsory for graduands to wear the University academic dress for the ceremony. To hire or purchase your graduation outfit, please visit Ede & Ravenscroft online before Friday 19 June 2020. Ede & Ravenscroft are our official gown hire company and all gowns should be hired directly through them.

Make sure you book early – Ede & Ravenscroft cannot always guarantee an order if you leave your booking later than 21 days before your ceremony.

Be sure to hire the correct gown according to your qualification, see our guide to the different graduation gowns for details.

Before you start your booking, please make sure you know your head circumference in centimetres (follow the diagram below) plus your chest and height measurements. On your graduation day, we recommend that you bring hairgrips to secure your hat.

To hire or purchase your graduation outfit:

  • Visit the Ede & Ravenscroft website, our official gown hire company
  • Call +44 (0)370 242 1170 (charged at normal BT rates).
  • For those with hearing or speech difficulties facilities are available using your textphone, dial 1800 1012 2386 1854 to access the RNID Typetalk System.
  • International students may call the information line on +44 (0)370 242 1170.

Gown collection and return

You will collect your gown on the day of your ceremony from the Arkwright building and return it to one of the drop off points in the Newton building before the end of your graduation day.

Still need help?

Graduation team
+44 (0)115 848 2255