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Plus Icon Where is graduation taking place?

Your ceremony will take place at the Town Hall in Leeds City Centre.

Please arrive at the Leslie Silver building where you will register your arrival and collect your guest tickets.

From here, you will be directed to gowning and photography, before making your way to the Town Hall in Leeds city centre where your ceremony will take place.

Please be aware that Leeds will be busy with students from all three of the city's universities graduating that week, so however you travel, plan extra time for your journey and think about your footwear.

You will also have to walk between city campus and the Town Hall so please wear comfortable footwear.

Plus Icon How many guests can I bring?
  • You can buy two guest tickets between 10 April and 1 June – these cost £10 each.
  • Any extra guest tickets will go on sale on 7 and 8 June – these cost £15 each and are sold on a first-come-first served basis. We will email you by 5 June to let you know if there are any additional guest tickets available for your ceremony.
  • Children under two don’t need a ticket; they will sit on the lap of one of your guests. Three year-olds and over do need a ticket.

Remember to book your place by 1 June. Your place and any guest tickets are not guaranteed if you try to book late.

Plus Icon How do I book my place and buy guest tickets?

You will have received an email on 10 April letting you know that graduation bookings are live. Simply use this link to the Online Store and follow the instructions.

Your cap and gown and any professional photography can be booked with William Northam Robemakers & Photographers – you should do this before Tuesday 10 July.

Bookings are open until Friday 1 June.

Remember to book your place by 1 June. Your place and any guest tickets are not guaranteed if you try to book late.

Plus Icon What should I wear?
  • Wearing a cap and gown at graduation is compulsory.
  • Please dress smartly. We recommend an outfit with a button mid-chest so that your hood can be hooked over it to keep it in place.Comfortable shoes are advisable as you will be walking between city campus and the Town Hall.
  • You will order your cap and gown with William Northam Robemakers & Photographers when you book your place. For advice on which gown you wear, take a look at our guide.
  • You’ll collect and be fitted into your gown on the day.

Remember to order your gown by 10 July. We can’t guarantee a cap and gown that will fit you if you leave it until the day.

Plus Icon When will I get my certificate?
  • If your work goes to an exam board from May to 4 July and you are coming to graduation, you will receive your certificate during your ceremony.
  • If you’ve already received your certificate, you will be handed a blank certificate folder during your ceremony. It won’t look any different to those receiving theirs on the day.
  • If for any reason your certificate isn’t there on the day, you will be handed a certificate folder including a letter in the folder explaining why it isn’t there. The Awards & Exams Team have a Certificate Queries desk in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre in Leeds Art Gallery (same place as gown returns), so you can speak to them about it after your ceremony.
  • If your work goes to an exam board from May to 4 July and you are not coming to graduation, you can collect your certificate in person from the Awards & Exams Team in LE 212, Headingley Campus between 30 July and 3 August. If you don’t collect it, it will be posted to your permanent home address within eight weeks following graduation.
  • If you have a course-related debt you are not able to attend graduation and you won’t receive your certificate until your debt has been settled.

Please update your personal details in MyBeckett so that we can keep in touch with you and send your certificate to the right place.

 

Plus Icon What will happen if I can't come to my ceremony?
  • If you can’t make your allocated ceremony, you can graduate in absentia and transfer to next year. Email graduation@leedsbeckett.ac.uk with your name, student ID, course and personal email address and you will be invited next year. Your certificate will be posted to your permanent home address after graduation.
  • If you don’t want to come to graduation, your name will be listed in the programme and you will graduate in absentia. Simply let us know and you won’t get any more information from us about Graduation 2018. Your certificate will be posted to your permanent home address after graduation.
  • You can’t transfer between ceremonies unless you have extenuating circumstance (see our T&Cs). Call 0113 812 7745 to discuss any requests.

Please update your personal details in MyBeckett so that we can keep in touch with you and send your certificate to the right place.

Plus Icon What will happen if I book my place and can't come?
  • If you don’t pass your course, we will automatically refund your guest tickets and cancel your place for this year. Upon successful completion of your course, you will be invited to next summer’s graduation.
  • You must book by Friday 1 June, if you are unsure if you will pass or whether you can come, book your place anyway. Simply let us know before the date of your ceremony if you can no longer join us and we will refund your ticket costs.
  • You will need to cancel any bookings with William Northam Robemakers & Photographers with the company yourself. 
  • If you don’t turn up on the day, we cannot guarantee that your guest tickets will be refunded (see our T&Cs).

Remember we have one graduation every year. Your next opportunity to come to a ceremony is in July 2019.

Plus Icon I have support needs, can you help?
  • When you book your place, we ask about support needs you or your guests may have. Please give us the details of these support needs and we will follow up with a phone call to discuss how we can meet your needs.
  • We can adjust your pre-ceremony activity to make your route as accessible as possible.
  • Visit Disabled-Go to find out more information about our campus.
  • There are a number of disabled parking spaces across the city. If you still have concerns, give us a call and we can talk to you about it - 0113 812 7745.
  • Visit SensusAccess to convert files into more accessible formats, provided by the University free of charge when using a Leeds Beckett University email address to access the service.

Remember to call us about your support needs if we’re struggling to get in touch with you, we want to make your day as enjoyable as possible and can only do this if we speak to you. 0113 812 7745.

Plus Icon How do I get to City Campus?
  • We recommend that you use public transport wherever possible. You will need to arrive at the Leslie Silver building on Woodhouse Lane (LS2 3ED), (unless you have been specifically told otherwise when we discussed your support needs).
  • By rail – we are a 15-20 minute walk from Leeds Station. Leeds City Bus offer a free service.
  • By bushttps://www.wymetro.com/buses/   https://www.firstgroup.com/
  • By carPark & Ride is a cheap and convenient alternative.
  • By air – Leeds Bradford airport is eight miles from City Campus. Travel by bus or taxi to City Campus.
  • Extend your stay – Visit Leeds

Remember Leeds will be busy with students from all three of the city's universities graduating that week, so however you travel, plan extra time for your journey and think about your footwear.

Plus Icon Can you send me a visa letter?
  • Your email inviting you to graduation is usually enough proof for your visa application. If not, your administrator can send you a letter confirming your eligibility to graduate. It will state that you are entitled to invite guests to your ceremony but we can’t personalise the letters with guest details. If you require immigration advice concerning entering the UK please contact Student Immigration Advice and Compliance.
Plus Icon How and where will my name appear?
  • Your preferred name, as registered with the University, is the name which is used to announce you as you receive your award. If you want to be announced in a way which is different, you can do so by contacting the Events team by Friday 13 July 2018, or speaking to an usher in the Town Hall on the day. 
  • The name printed on your certificate and your graduation programme will be the registered name held by the University. If you have changed your name and want your new name to appear on your certificate you can do so by contacting your course administrator before Wednesday 27 June 2018 with proof of your name change.
  • Student names are listed in the programme in order of award type (Certificate of Higher Education, Diploma of Higher Education, BA/BSc/BEng, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) etc. Student names are then listed alphabetically by surname underneath your full degree title. Your results are not published in the programme.
  • Prize-winning students are listed at the back of the programme underneath their prize name.

Remember to update your to update your personal details in MyBeckett so that we can keep in touch with you and send your certificate to the right place.

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Plus Icon Children at graduation
  • Children under two years old can sit on the lap of guests free of charge.
  • Three-year olds and over need their own ticket.
  • Baby changing and feeding facilities are available across campus.
  • Your ceremony is a formal hour-long occasion, so it might be worth considering alternative options for young children. (Children disrupting the ceremony will be asked to leave)
  • Family friendly live screening will be available in room 412, on level 4 of the Rose Bowl. Private baby feeding rooms will also be available in rooms 415 and 416 on level 4 of the Rose Bowl.
  • Children can’t be left unattended or with staff.
Plus Icon Your belongings
  • There is a cloakroom in Leeds Town Hall for coats and small items.
  • We will not allow large bags into the venue but you will be permitted to take small bags and handbags in with you. 
  • Random bag searches will take place throughout City campus and all bags will be searched upon entry to Leeds Town Hall.
Plus Icon Late bookings
  • We can’t guarantee your place or any guest tickets if you haven’t booked by 1 June.
Plus Icon Increased traffic
  • All travel routes into and throughout Leeds will see an increase in traffic, so consider your journey carefully. Allow extra time for whichever mode of transport you choose.
  • You should arrive on campus at least two hours before your ceremony starts. This is to ensure you have enough time for registration, gowning, photography and getting to the Town Hall. Remember there will be another 300 students in your ceremony, so things might take longer than you’d expect.
Plus Icon Leaving university and joining our alumni community
  • When you graduate from our university you automatically join a family of more than 169,000 former students. As a life-long member of our alumni community, we are here to support you so make sure you stay connected by keeping us updated with your contact details.

  • Understand the benefits of being a part of our alumni community.
Plus Icon Remember to....
  • Use credits on your printing and Food Court cards.
  • Return all your library books – you don’t want to be charged for them!
  • Download your work from your P:Drive and Google drive - they will expire by mid-September.

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