University for the creative arts graduation

By | 18th May 2017

University for the creative arts graduation

Academic Award Ceremonies 2017

The University is pleased to announce that the Academic Award Ceremonies for 2017 will be held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 26 & 27 June 2017.

  • Courses based at UCA Farnham will be presented on 26 June 2017 at 14:30.
  • Courses based at UCA Canterbury or UCA Rochester will be presented on 27 June 2017 at 11:00.
  • Courses based at UCA Epsom, the Open College of the Arts, Millenium Performing Arts or Laine Theatre Arts will be presented on 27 June 2017 at 14:30.

Eligibility to attend

Where you have resits and/or retakes following the meeting of the University’s Board of Examiners in May/June you will not be permitted to attend the ceremony this year and will receive a refund for your tickets.

If the award of Bachelor of Arts with Honours or Bachelor of Arts is subsequently confirmed you will be offered the opportunity to attend a ceremony in 2018.

In order to avoid the possibility of not being able to attend graduation or be issued with a transcript or certificate for your studies, students who owe a debt to the University should take steps to clear this debt before the relevant debtor payment deadline (please see the University Debtor Regulations for further details).

University for the creative arts graduation

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You may arrive at the Royal Festival up to two hours before the start of the ceremony but must aim to arrive at the RFH at least an hour before the start of the ceremony to allow you sufficient time to register, collect your gown and take your seats in the auditorium.

Seats in the auditorium may be taken from 10.15am for the morning ceremonies and from 1.45pm for the afternoon ceremonies. You and your guests should take your seats in the auditorium no later than 20 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. There will be no admission once the ceremony has started. Guests will each need a ticket to enter the auditorium.

Your guest tickets will be numbered and will display the best entrance to the auditorium. Your ticket envelope will also contain information about the best way to reach these entrances for any of your party with mobility difficulties.

Students, you must be in your specified seat no later than 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Ushers will be checking your name and seat number to confirm your attendance. This is in order to ensure your name is read out in the correct order as you cross the stage. If you are not in your seat, you will not be confirmed in attendance and your name will be removed from this list.

University for the creative arts graduation

Late arrivals will be redirected to alternative seats and will cross the stage after the main cohort. In order to ensure a smooth procession for yourself and all of your fellow students please be in your seat in good time. You will need your ticket to enter the auditorium.