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Guest tickets

Information on reserving your two free guest tickets and other 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 will receive an email confirming your Registration, ticket order and gown hire once you have competed this.

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.

Arkwright Package tickets

If you wish to bring more than two guests, Arkwright Package tickets are available to book from Tuesday 1 February to Friday 25 March 2022 from our online store. Arkwright Package tickets are unlimited.

The Arkwright Package provides 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 Friday 4 March 2022. 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