Swansea Ceremonies

Swansea Graduation Ceremony

Graduation also provides the opportunity for parents, family and friends to share in the celebrations and for their significant contribution to the success of those graduating to be recognised and acknowledged. The 2016 Graduation ceremonies will be held at The Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.

Graduation dates:

  • Monday 10th July 2017
  • Tuesday 11th July 2017
  • Wednesday 12th July 2017

Personal invitations to graduands are normally posted during the Easter Holidays. The provisional dates and times of specific ceremonies are available here - Graddio Abertawe 2017 Swansea Graduation.

Robes/Gowns

If you wish to attend the Awards Congregation, you are required to wear full academic dress appropriate to the Award to which you are to be admitted. You are responsible for ordering this yourself at Ede and Ravenscroft.

You should aim to ensure that you place your order at least twenty one days prior to the Ceremony as Ede and Ravenscroft will not guarantee the order if placed any later. Do not wait until the results of your examinations are known.

Refunds are available for any reason you are not able to attend, but you must notify Ede & Ravenscroft at least seven days prior to the Ceremony. Their cancellation policy is available on-line. Ede & Ravenscroft will acknowledge receipt of your order when processed but you may not receive this until 10 days before your Ceremony. To place an order you will also need to know your head circumference, chest and height measurements.

Alternatively, if you do not have access to a computer, you can hire or buy robes by calling the Ede and Ravenscroft call centre on 01223 861854.

Your robes will be available for collection at the Brangwyn Hall on the day of the ceremony. You should collect your robes once you have collected your seat number and guest tickets. Please remember to return your robes after the ceremony.

Guest Tickets

Due to the large number of students expected to graduate, two guest tickets will be allocated per student. Students are able to request one additional ticket when registering for graduation. Once the number of graduates who wish to attend has been confirmed a decision will be made on whether the third ticket can be allocated. This decision will not be made until two weeks before the ceremonies so please do not telephone Registry querying the availability of additional guest tickets. Guest tickets will be available for collection on the day of the ceremony but you will receive an email in advance confirming the number of tickets you will receive. Please bring a print out of that email with you on Graduation Day to speed up the process.

If there are any returned tickets for the main venue, then those tickets will be handed out on the day on a first come first served basis and are available from the Information Desk. We recognise that limiting guest tickets in this way may cause some disappointment, but you will appreciate that the seating capacity in the main venue is limited.

Due to the length and formal nature of the proceedings, we do not recommend that you bring a child under the age of five to a graduation ceremony. All children will need a ticket – this is due to the Brangwyn Hall’s strict fire regulations. No prams or pushchairs are allowed inside the Hall.

Should you or any of your guests have a disability / specific access requirements that we need to know about, please provide details when you register for Graduation.

Formal Photography

Professional photography will be provided by Ede and Ravenscroft. To save time and money, it is advisable to pre-order online or telephone +44 (0)1223 861854.

On Graduation Day, the photography studios and sales desk will be located in the George Hall. A photographer will also attempt to capture your photograph as you shake the Vice-Chancellor’s hand on stage. This particular photograph will be placed on a secure page on the Ede and Ravenscroft website for you to view and order online if you so wish.

Live streaming 

Tell your friends and family that they can watch the ceremonies live! The ceremonies will be streamed live here.

Accommodation

If you would like to book accommodation at the University, please complete the ‌‌Accommodation Booking Form - Swansea Campus and return by Friday 23rd June 2017.

Order a DVD of your ceremony

If you would like to order a DVD of your ceremony, complete the DVD Order Form and email to the Media Centre (the address is at the bottom of the form).

Frequently Asked Questions