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Celebrating your achievements

Graduation Ceremonies

Your Graduation Ceremony is a great time to celebrate your achievements with your family and friends. This year, the Graduation Ceremonies will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) from 8-11 November 2016. 

Guest tickets

We are able to confirm that we can allocate all additional guest tickets that have been requested. You will get an email asking you to login to the Graduation Registration site to pay for the tickets you want. If you have requested more tickets than you need you can reduce the quantity before making payment. 

Additional guest tickets that have been confirmed are guaranteed as long as you purchase them by midnight on Monday 24 October - after this date they will be released for general sale. We understand there have been on-going issues with the Graduation Registration site payment system - please continue to try to pay via the Graduation Registration site up until the deadline.

If you have already paid for these then there is nothing further to do.

For more information about guest tickets visit the Register for your ceremony page.

Ordering your gown and professional photography

If you have not yet organised your gown you will need to do this online by 5pm on Monday 17 October. Please make sure you confirm your ceremony date and time when you order.

Having professional photography is optional. If you would like to purchase a package please order by 5pm the day before your ceremony.

Keep an eye on our BU Graduation 2016 Facebook page for further updates about the ceremonies and contact AskBU if you have any queries or read the FAQs.

Registration and next steps

Hiring your gown

Hiring your gown

Arrangements have been made for the hire of academic dress from Ede & Ravenscroft, BU’s official robe makers.

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Success Photography are available to take professional photographs, and have packages to pre-book.

The social side of graduation

Graduation 2015 Post-ceremony reception

Post-ceremony reception

Celebrate with your guests and fellow graduates by enjoying canapés and drinks after your ceremony.

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If you have any questions about graduation please contact AskBU.

More information

Your award

Your award

Find out about the official documents you will receive and how to get replacements.