How many tickets do I get?

All graduands are guaranteed two free guest tickets for their ceremony. However, you must book these when the ticketing portal becomes live. If you do not book your guaranteed tickets these will be released back into the system for the subsequent second round of ticketing for all graduands.

How do I book my two free guest tickets?

Details regarding tickets will be shared with all graduands via email after registration. 

Are additional tickets available?

Seating is limited in the auditorium at Eastside Rooms and we are not able to guarantee that additional tickets can be obtained. If any tickets do become available, once all graduands have had the opportunity to book their tickets, you will be notified.

All graduands will be emailed at the same time should additional tickets become available.

If any guests are travelling from overseas, please do not let them book flights, hotels etc. before securing ceremony tickets. The University will not be held responsible for any costs incurred by your guests.

When will I receive my guest tickets?

You will receive your guest tickets one to two weeks before your graduation via email. 

What if my guests are bringing children?

Children under the age of five years will not be permitted into the auditorium (regardless of whether you have managed to obtain a guest ticket for them) as these ceremonies are not suitable for young children. Any guest above the age of seven will require a guest ticket to enter the auditorium. Please indicate your chosen preference of 0, 1, 2 tickets at the time of completing your registration task, in no circumstances can a child be seated on a guest’s lap. Any guest under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The University Nursery may be able to help you with childcare on the day (5 months to 5 years only. Please note that places are never guaranteed. For more details and to check availability (we advise you to book as early as possible) by emailing nursery enquiries or telephone 0121 204 4562.

What if I am planning to attend my ceremony without any guests?

You can choose to book no tickets for your ceremony. 

Ticket fees

You are entitled to two free guest tickets, but they are non-transferable and cannot be sold or passed on to a third party. If you no longer require the guest tickets you have booked, you should inform us immediately so that they can be added back to the booking system so that we can monitor attendance.

Any guest tickets obtained without permission will be voided including any tickets sold or passed on to a third party.

Admittance to the auditorium is strictly forbidden without a ticket and there are no overflow facilities at Eastside Rooms.

Additional Guests

For any additional guests we would like to remind you that each ceremony will be broadcast live and streamed onto campus into designated rooms. Attendance or entry for the live streaming does not need to be booked through the booking system.