Robe hire and gown information

If you wish to attend your ceremony it is compulsory to wear academic dress (robes, hood and hat). You should hire or purchase these directly from the official robe makers for the University, Ede & Ravenscroft.

A female graduate's robe being sorted before she goes on stage.

How to hire

Information will be available nearer the time. 

Robe types and hood colours

View photograph examples of the different types of robes and hoods for each level of study and department here:

Academic dress examples (PDF, 743kb)
Contact details for Ede & Ravenscroft
Telephone: +44 1223 861 854.

Dress code

The ceremonies are formal occasions and we recommend that candidates dress smartly. We welcome national dress and military uniforms. Jeans, t-shirts, trainers and similar casual attire are not considered appropriate for graduation ceremonies.

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