Hire your robes

Aston Academic Robes

Academic Dress

J Wippell and Company are the official gown suppliers for Aston University. All gowns should either be hired or purchased from J Wippell and Company and not from any other supplier. 

Book your graduation gown here.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 254234

Before you order your robes, please ensure that you have the following ready:

  • Your head circumference (measure around the tip of your ears in a circumference), chest/bust and height measurements
  • The date and time of your ceremony
  • Your credit/debit card details 

The hire fee for Doctorate robes will be £48, Masters robes will be £46, Postgraduate Diploma/ Bachelor/Foundation robes and so forth will be £45 (full purchase details are listed on the J. Wippell Ltd website).

Robes should be ordered in advance of your ceremony. 

Smart attire

The ceremonies are formal occasions and graduands should dress accordingly, ideally a dark suit with a plain shirt and tie, a dark dress or a blouse with a suit. We welcome national dress for international students and military uniforms are also acceptable. Please contact the graduation office for more details.

Jeans, trainers and t-shirts and other casual attire are not appropriate for graduation ceremonies.

Top tip: Clothing with a button front is preferable for attaching your hood. It's a good idea to bring some safety pins for your gown and hairgrips may be useful for your hat.

Please note that if you wear a turban, then this will exempt you from wearing an official graduation cap. If you wear a head scarf, your graduation cap will go over the top. 

Returning your gown

Gowns should be returned to the J Wippell representative on the same day.