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 21 June 2019!

It is compulsory for graduands and diplomats to wear the University academic dress for the ceremony. To hire or purchase your graduation outfit, please visit Ede and Ravenscroft online before Friday 21 June 2019.

Make sure you book early – Ede and 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.

Your graduation is a ceremonial event and formal dress is customary. All students are expected to wear a gown, hood and hat with smart clothing underneath such as a suit or dress, as if you are attending an interview. Jeans, T-shirts, trainers, and other casual attire are not considered appropriate for attendance at the ceremony and are not allowed.

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

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.

To hire or purchase your graduation outfit:

  • Visit the Ede and Ravenscroft website.
  • Call +44 (0)1223 861 854 (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)1223 861 854.

Still need help?

Graduation team
+44 (0)115 848 2255