Robe hire and gown information
It is a University Regulation that all those being presented at a ceremony wear the correct academic dress. You should hire or purchase these directly from the official robe makers for the University, Ede & Ravenscroft.
How to hire
Robe hire is now open.
The deadline to order robes is Friday 24 June.
Robes will be available for collection from Uni Central on Level 4 of the Student Union Building.
- 9.30am ceremonies - collect between 7.30am and 8.45am
- 12.15pm ceremonies - collect between 9.15am and 11.30am
- 3.45pm ceremonies - collect between 12.15pm and 3.00pm
Robes need to be returned by 6.00pm.
Cancelling your robe hire
If you find that you cannot attend your ceremony, Ede & Ravenscroft will refund your gown hire payment, but will charge a small administration fee, provided that they receive your claim for refund 7 full days before the date of your ceremony.
You can cancel your order using the 'Review/Amend/Cancel' option on their website. Please note that for security reasons, Ede & Ravenscroft cannot accept cancellations over the telephone.
Please note that for security reasons, Ede & Ravenscroft cannot accept cancellations over the telephone.
Robe types and hood colours
View the different types of robes, robe colours and hoods for each level of study and department here:
Contact details for Ede & Ravenscroft:
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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