You will need to hire the appropriate academic robe from Ede & Ravenscroft and wear smart attire.
The ceremonies are formal occasions and graduands are advised to dress appropriately. We welcome national dress for international students and military uniforms are also acceptable.
We would also recommend that you wear shoes in which you will feel comfortable climbing up/down steps and walking across a large stage.
It is advisable 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 headscarf then the graduation cap will go over the top (please measure over your headscarf for you hat size).
There is no dress code for guests.
Your robes will be reserved for you to collect from the Great Hall at Aston University on the day. Signs will be displayed and there will be helpers to point you in the right direction. You should collect you gown at least 2 hours before your ceremony:
Robes can be collected from the following times:
8:00am for morning ceremonies (11:00am).
11:30am for afternoon ceremonies (2:30pm).
You must be robed before proceeding to Checkpoint at the Town Hall Birmingham.
Your robes will need to be returned to the Great Hall by 6.00pm on the same day.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR ROBES FROM ASTON UNIVERSITY BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE TOWN HALL BIRMINGHAM.