Robe hire


You are required to wear academic dress which may be hired or bought from J Wippell Ltd.  Details can be found at www.wippellgownhire.co.uk or by telephoning +44 (0)1392 254234. The website for robes will open on (2015 date to be confirmed) and will close on (2015 date to be confirmed). Please order your robes by (2015 date to be confirmed) otherwise we will assume that you do not wish to attend your ceremony.

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 day and time of your ceremony
  • Your credit/debit card details
  • The hire fee for Doctorate robes will be £46, Masters robes will be £44, Postgraduate Diploma/ Bachelor/Foundation robes etc will be £43 (full purchase details are listed on the J Wippell Ltd website).

Robes should be ordered as early as possible and (2015 date to be confirmed).  If you find that you cannot attend your ceremony after you have booked your robes, then please contact J Wippell directly.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WIPPELL WEBSITE WILL DISPLAY ALL CEREMONY TIMES -  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU KNOW THE TIME OF YOUR CEREMONY BEFORE ORDERING YOUR ROBES, YOU CAN CHECK THIS INFORMATION BY GOING TO 'THE DATES AND TIMES' SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE FOR THE INFORMATION.

The gowns will be delivered directly to Aston University prior to the ceremony and can be collected from 8.00am (for the 10.30am ceremony), 11.00am (for the 1.30pm ceremony) and 1.00pm (for the 4.30pm ceremony) . Please collect your robes from MB161,which is situated in the Main Building, Aston University.

Please note that the robes must be returned by 6.00pm to the drop off point in MB161, you cannot leave robes at the Birmingham Town Hall.

Information about what you should wear on the day can be found here.

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