Guest tickets

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

University Hall tickets

Students are eligible for two free guest tickets and you must select both of these when registering for your ceremony. Following exam results, if additional tickets are available these will be available to purchase from Tuesday 25 June 2019 through the registration portal.

Arkwright Package tickets

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

These are priced at £10 each, are unlimited and are non-refundable. Arkwright Package tickets will be available to purchase from Tuesday 25 June - Sunday 7 July 2019 via the online store. They will also be available to purchase on the day.

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.

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 production 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 venues 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 21 June 2019. 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.


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