Wednesday 11th July 2018

Graduating is a significant moment in an individual’s career. A poignant moment which celebrates the completion of your studies which you can enjoy with your family, friends, colleagues and tutors. We are extremely proud of the many graduates who join us for this special occasion every year.

This page contains important information about your Graduation ceremony including eligibility, gown hire and arrangements for students and guests with a disability.


Graduation Eligibility

You will be eligible to attend the ceremony if your award has been confirmed by the Assessment Board in June 2018.


Itinerary of the Day

There will be two ceremonies taking place on Wednesday 11th July. You will have received a letter or email informing you which ceremony your graduation will take place at. Please see details of your ceremony below:


Ceremony 1


From 9am - 10:30am

Graduate gowning and official photography at the Enterprise Centre, Bury College.

10.30am -  Parade to the Met Theatre.

11.00am - 12.00pm -  Graduation Ceremony at the Met Theatre.

12.00pm - 1.00pm -  Drinks reception


Ceremony 2


1.00pm – 2.30pm
Graduate gowning and official photography at the Enterprise Centre, Bury College

2.30pm - Parade over to The Met Theatre

3.00pm-4.00pm- Graduation Ceremony at the Met Theatre

4.00pm-5.00pm- Drinks reception

Academic Dress

You will be required to wear a full academic gown which can be hired from Marston Robing. There will be a cost to rent these academic gowns.

The recommended dress for wearing underneath your gown is a suit and tie for men and a plain dress, skirt or trouser suit for women. Please note that the hood of the gown has a loop which needs to be attached to a button on your blouse or shirt.

When ordering your robes you will need to have the following details at hand:

• Your height
• Your chest measurement
• Your hat size (circumference of head just above your ears)

To order your gowns please click here



There will be the opportunity for official photographs which can be purchased during your booking on the day. These professional pictures can include individuals as well as groups with family and friends.

Tickets and Guests

Each graduand has been allocated two tickets, in addition to your own ticket. Please note we are able to take requests for extra tickets through your booking with Marsden. If available they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Tickets are very limited therefore there is no guarantee.


Guests and Disabilities and Special Requirements

The Met Theatre has disabled access, however if you or your guests have any additional requirements or require disabled access please contact



Please ensure that Bury College University Centre holds your most up-to-date address. If your address has changed since the start of the course please contact the Bury College Registry Department to update your records.


Need Help or Advice?

Should you require any further information please contact Nicola Williams on 0161 280 8316 or email:


Please note: Names of all graduands, including those who are absent, will be published in the graduation programme. The Bury College University Centre photographer will also be taking pictures throughout the graduation which may be used for future publicity purposes including the website, brochures, literature, social media, World Wide Web, billboards, adverts, posters and leaflets. If you would not like your name to appear in the graduation programme or have objections to your image being used for marketing purposes please contact Nicola Williams.

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