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.

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How to hire

Robe hire is now open.

The deadline to order robes is Friday 24 June.


Robing timetable 

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:

Academic dress examples (PDF, 743kb)

Contact details for Ede & Ravenscroft:

Tel: +44 1223 861854
Email: student@edeandravenscroft.co.uk
Web: www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk/graduation-services/


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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