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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 Ceremonial Hall, and an adult who holds a Ceremonial Hall guest ticket must accompany them. These tickets are inclusive of the post-Graduation refreshments.

Additional guest tickets

Additional guest tickets for University Hall, where available, will go on sale via the registration portal from 10am Wednesday 10 November to Friday 12 November 2021, and are limited to one per student. Please note that we will not be able to confirm additional ticket availability until Tuesday 9 November, once registration has closed.

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

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.

Ceremony
Monday 13 December 2021, 11.45 am
Nottingham Business School
Medium availability
Monday 13 December 2021, 2 pm
Nottingham Business School
Low availability
Monday 13 December 2021, 3.45 pm
Nottingham Business School
Low availability
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 10 am
School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
No additional guest tickets available
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 11.45 am
School of Social Sciences
No additional guest tickets available
Tuesday 14 December 2021, 2 pm
School of Social Sciences
No additional guest tickets available
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 10 am
School of Social Sciences
No additional guest tickets available
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 11:45 am
School of Social Sciences

Low availability

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 2 pm
School of Social Sciences and
School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
High availability
Thursday 16 December 2021, 10 am
Nottingham Law School
No additional guest tickets available
Thursday 16 December 2021, 11:45 am
Nottingham Law School and
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies
High availability
Thursday 16 December 2021, 2 pm
School of Art & Design
Medium availability
Thursday 16 December 2021, 3:45 pm
School of Arts and Humanities
No additional guest tickets available
Friday 17 December 2021, 10 am
School of Science and Technology
No additional guest tickets available
Friday 17 December 2021, 11:45 am
School of Science and Technology
Low availability

Arkwright Package tickets

Arkwright Package tickets are available to book from 10 November to 06 December 2021 from our online store. Arkwright Package tickets are unlimited.

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 once ordered. These will not be displayed on your portal booking summary as these tickets are purchased through a separate system. Tickets must be selected 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 Monday 01 November 2021. 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.

Refunds

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