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Hire your gown and hood

Gown hire is free for our December 2021 graduations. However, you still need to visit the gown hire website to hire your gowns and provide your measurements. You must do this before the gown hire deadline of Sunday 14 November 2021. You can keep your hat after the ceremony as a momento of your day.

It is compulsory for all graduands to wear the University academic dress at their ceremony.

To hire or purchase your Graduation gown, please visit Ede & Ravenscroft online before Monday 22 November 2021. Ede & Ravenscroft are our official gown hire company and all gowns should be hired directly through them.

You must order your gown before the deadline of Monday 22 November 2021, as Ede & Ravenscroft will not have additional gowns available on the day for graduands who have not pre-ordered.

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. These will be clearly signposted for you.

Still need help?

Graduation team
+44 (0)115 848 2255