University of Buckingham Academic Dress

By | 2nd May 2017

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University of Buckingham Academic Dress

University of Buckingham Academic Dress

 

Academic Dress

Academic dress comprises a gown, hood and mortarboard.

Do I need to wear an academic robe?

Yes. The ceremony is a formal event and you must wear the correct robe relating to your award. It is not possible to receive a degree unless the appropriate academic dress is worn.

What should I wear with my robe?

Underneath your gown you should wear a lounge suit (if you are a man) or day dress or smart trousers / skirt and blouse  (for women). If it is appropriate then you may wear traditional costume. You may find it useful to bring some safety pins or hair grips to help with securing your hood and hat. If your shoes are new, don’t forget to remove the labels.

How do I hire or buy my robes?

Details on how to hire your robe can be found on the Ede & Ravenscroft website where you’ll also find information about purchasing your robe (if required). If you have any problems with hiring your robe please contact Ede & Ravenscroft directly. You must still sign-in with the Registry in the Chandos Road Building if you buy your academic dress.

How much does it cost to hire my robes?

The cost of hiring your robes is as follows:

  • Certificate – £32
  • Bachelor’s degree – £45
  • Master’s degree – £51
  • Research degree (MPhil/DPhil) – £58

There is an additional charge of £5 if gowns are ordered by phone, rather than online.

Download the Ede & Ravenscroft gown hire flyer.

What information will the gown hire company need?

You will need to give the gown hire company your full height (from the top of your head to the ground), either in metres or feet and inches. If your chest measurement is greater than 132cm (52 in) then you will need to give them your exact measurement. You will also need your hat size. To do this you need to measure around your head at a point 2.5cm (1 in) above your eyebrows.

Where should I collect my robes from on the day?

Ede &amp Ravenscroft will be located in the Chandos Road Building. Please collect your gown after signing in with Registry and remember to bring your order reference number (given to you by Ede & Ravenscroft when you ordered your robe). There will be attendants to help you with your academic dress.

Chandos Road Building is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the Church where the Ceremony will be held. Please ensure that you arrive at the Church at least 30 minutes before your Ceremony is due to start.

Do I have to wear a mortar board?

Yes. You should wear your mortar board throughout your ceremony.

What should my guests wear for Graduation Day?

If your guests dress formally, because Graduation is a very special occasion, then they cannot go far wrong! The rule of thumb is to be smart but comfortable (no jeans or trainers). Graduation can be a long day! You also need to remember that Buckingham can be cold at this time of year so it is advisable to dress warmly.

What will my robe look like?

Award Front of gown Rear of gown
Automotive Management A graduation gown for Automotive Management shown from the front A graduation hood for Automotive Management shown from the rear
BA A graduation gown for the BA shown from the front A graduation hood for the BA shown from the rear
BSc A graduation gown for the BSc shown from the front A graduation hood for the BSc shown from the rear
BSc (Econ) A graduation gown for the BSc (Econ) shown from the front A graduation hood for the BSc (Econ) shown from the rear
DPhil A graduation gown for the DPhil shown from the front A graduation hood for the DPhil shown from the rear
DUniv A graduation gown for the DUniv shown from the front A graduation gown for the DUniv shown from the rear
LLB A graduation gown for the LLB shown from the front A graduation hood for the LLB shown from the rear
LLM A graduation gown for the LLM shown from the front A graduation hood for the LLM shown from the rear
MA A graduation gown for the MA shown from the front A graduation hood for the MA shown from the rear
MBA A graduation gown for the MBA shown from the front A graduation hood for the MBA shown from the rear
MD (taught) A graduation gown for the MD shown from the front A graduation hood for the MD (taught) shown from the rear
MD (research) A graduation gown for the MD shown from the front A graduation hood for the MD (research) shown from the rea
MEd A graduation gown for the MEd shown from the front A graduation hood for the MEd shown from the rear
MPhil A graduation gown for the MPhil shown from the front A graduation hood for the MPhil shown from the rear
MSc A graduation gown for the MSc shown from the front A graduation hood for the MSc shown from the rear
MSc (Econ) A graduation gown for the MSc (Econ) shown from the front A graduation hood for the MSc shown from the rear
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate of Education A graduation gown for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education shown from the front A graduation hood for the Postgraduate Certificate of Education shown from the rear
Postgraduate Diploma A graduation gown for the Postgraduate Diploma shown from the front A graduation hood for the Postgraduate Diploma shown from the rear