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Schedule for the day

Important 

There are currently extensive building works taking place around Birmingham City Centre. This includes the redevelopment of Paradise Circus which will result in road closures and diversions across the city. This will impact your journey time, both when arriving at campus, as well as when travelling to and from your graduation ceremony, so please plan ahead and allow extra time. You can find out more information and the most up to date closures at www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk

To ensure that you are able to make the most of your graduation day, we recommend that you follow our suggested schedule. Remember don't be late! You won't be able to graduate if you arrive late to the Town Hall.   

Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Please find below the schedule of timings for the 10.30am ceremony:

Time

Event

8.00am

Arrive at Aston University.  As a reminder, there is no car parking on campus (park at Millennium Point).

8.00am onwards

Pick up robes from the Great Hall, Main Building, Aston University - have pre-ceremony photography taken if required on 2nd floor of Main Building, Aston University (please note that long queues can form later in the day).

9.15am

Depart for Birmingham Town Hall using the coaches provided, situated by Coleshill Street near to the lake on campus. Alternatively take a taxi from the mini roundabout outside the Main Building, or walk to the Birmingham Town Hall using the walking map - the maps will be available from the lower foyer of the Main Building.

9.30am

Pick up your guest tickets from the Box Office at Birmingham Town Hall (if applicable), give the tickets to your guests and go to Checkpoint (make sure you are robed first).  PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE AT CHECKPOINT BY 9.30AM AT THE LATEST! Please do not be late for your ceremony as this delays the start for all other graduands and guests!

10.00am                

Take your seat in the Auditorium.

10.30am                 

Ceremony commences.

11.30 to 11.45am                

Ceremony finishes, graduates will follow the retiring academic procession outside (weather permitting) for a photo shoot on the steps of Victoria Square.

11.50am                

Make way back to Aston University (coaches will be parked behind the Birmingham Town Hall in Paradise Circus, in the same place they dropped you off).

12.00pm                

Hospitality and prize giving hosted by Academic Schools in the marquee situated next to the lake on campus (times will be advised on the day at the Birmingham Town Hall).

1.00pm onwards

Official graduation photography available on the 2nd Floor, Main Building, Aston University (for all those who chose not to have pre-ceremony photography).

 

Please remember to return your robes to the Great Hall before departing from the University.


Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Please find below the schedule of timings for the 1.30pm ceremony:

 Time

Event

11.00am                

Arrive at Aston University.  As a reminder, there is no car parking on campus (park at Millennium Point).

11.00am onwards                

Pick up robes from the Great Hall, Main Building, Aston University – have pre-ceremony photography taken if required located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Building, Aston University (please note that long queues can form later in the day).

12.15pm

Depart for Birmingham Town Hall using the coaches provided, situated by Coleshill Street near to the lake on campus. Alternatively take a taxi from the mini roundabout outside the Main Building, or walk to the Birmingham Town Hall using the walking map - the maps will be available from the lower foyer of the Main Building.

12.30pm                

Pick up your guest tickets from the Box Office at Birmingham Town Hall (if applicable), give the tickets to your guests and go to Checkpoint (make sure you are robed first).  PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE AT CHECKPOINT BY 12.30PM AT THE LATEST! Please do not be late for your ceremony as this delays the start for all other graduands and guests!

1.00pm

Take your seat in the Auditorium.

1.30pm 

Ceremony commences.

2.30pm to 2.45pm

Ceremony finishes, graduates will follow the retiring academic procession outside (weather permitting) for a photo shoot on the steps of Victoria Square.

2.50pm

Make way back to Aston University (coaches will be parked behind the Birmingham Town Hall in Paradise Circus, in the same place you were dropped off).

3.00pm

Hospitality and prize giving hosted by Academic Schools in the marquee situated next to the lake on campus (times will be advised on the day at the Birmingham Town Hall).

4.00pm onwards                

Official graduation photography located on the 2nd Floor, Main Building, Aston University (for all those who chose not to have pre-ceremony photography).

 

Please remember to return your robes to the Great Hall before departing from the University.

 
Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Please find below the schedule of timings for the 4.30pm ceremony:

Time

Event

2.00pm

Arrive at Aston University.  As a reminder, there is no car parking on campus (park at Millennium Point).

2.00pm onwards                

Pick up robes from the Great Hall, Main Building, Aston University - have pre-ceremony photography taken if required. Located on the 2nd Floor, Main Building, Aston University (please note that long queues can form later in the day).

3.15pm

Depart for Birmingham Town Hall using the coaches provided, situated by Coleshill Street near to the lake on campus. Alternatively take a taxi from the mini roundabout outside the Main Building, or walk to the Birmingham Town Hall using the walking map - the maps will be available from the lower foyer of the Main Building.

3.30pm

Pick up your guest tickets from the Box Office at Birmingham Town Hall (if applicable), give the tickets to your guests and go to Checkpoint (make sure you are robed first).  PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE AT CHECKPOINT BY 3.30PM AT THE LATEST! Please do not be late for your ceremony as this delays the start for all other graduands and guests!

4.00pm

Take your seat in the Auditorium.

4.30pm                 

Ceremony commences.

5.30pm to 5.45pm

Ceremony finishes, graduates will follow the retiring academic procession outside (weather permitting) for a photo shoot on the steps of Victoria Square.

5.50pm

Make way back to Aston University (coaches will be parked behind the Birmingham Town Hall in Paradise Circus, in the same place that you were dropped off).

6.00pm

Hospitality and prize giving hosted by Academic Schools in the marquee situated next to the lake on campus (times will be advised on the day at the Birmingham Town Hall).

6.00pm onwards                

Official graduation photography located on the 2nd Floor, Main Building, Aston University (for all those who chose not to have pre-ceremony photography).

 

Please remember to return your robes to the Great Hall before departing from the University.


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