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.
The ceremonies are formal occasions and graduands should dress accordingly. A smart dress code is advised. 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.