Canterbury Christ Church University Graduation

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Canterbury Christ Church University Graduation

Graduation day is the exciting culmination of your university studies – the day when your ambitions are realised.

Preparing for the day

Confirm your attendance

You’re required to complete an online reply form 8 weeks prior to your ceremony. Whilst completing the online reply form you have the opportunity to purchase your allotted two guest tickets, priced at £22 per guest.

Any additional tickets (subject to availability) will be advertised at 09.00 two days after the closing date on the Graduation & Registry Events Office web page.

Hire your academic robe

Robes are mandatory and graduands must wear robes appropriate to the level of qualification being received. Even if you already hold a higher qualification, you must also hire a CCCU robe via our suppliers, Ede & Ravenscroft, who require 3 weeks’ notice of hire.

Visit the Ede & Ravenscroft website to hire your graduation robe.

Photography – prior to the ceremony

You and your guests have the opportunity to have official graduation photographs taken prior to the day of graduation. If you’re unable to attend the ceremony, this gives you the opportunity to still have professional photographs taken.

Ede & Ravenscroft will supply the appropriate gown for your award, there is no additional cost for this provision.

Disability arrangements

The University will endeavour to make reasonable provisions to enable graduands and guests with disability requirements to participate in and enjoy our graduations. You will have the opportunity to advise us of your requirements when completing your reply form, that will be available 8 weeks prior to  your ceremony.

On the day

Getting to the venue

No parking is available on campus or at the Cathedral. Please visit the Canterbury City Council website to find out the location of pay and display car parks and Park and Rides across the city.

Collecting and returning your robe

Your gown will be available to collect on campus, at Augustine House. Please ensure you have your gown hire order confirmation when you collect your gown.


On the day studios set up on campus will capture photographs of you and, if you like, your guests.

Photography packages can be pre-ordered via Ede & Ravenscroft, or you can either pay on the day or order your photographs afterwards.

Live stream

If your friends and relatives are unable to attend the ceremony in person, live coverage of your ceremony will be  available to watch online.

If your family and friends are joining you for your special day but are not able to attend the ceremony, there will be live coverage of the graduation ceremony streamed in our Students’ Union, St George’s Centre.

Remembering your day


Commemorate your graduation day by purchasing souvenirs from our Canterbury Christ Church University memorabilia range.

Visit the University’s Bookshop located on the Canterbury Campus, Laud building.

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