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Plus Icon How many guests can I bring?
  • You can buy two guest tickets between 10th April and 1st June – these cost £10 each.
  • Any extra tickets will go on sale on 7th and 8th June – these cost £15 each and are sold on a first-come-first served basis. We will email you by 5th June letting you know if there are any additional tickets available for your ceremony.
  • Guests without tickets are welcome to join you on campus and watch you cross the stage from one of our live-screening venues. Simply reserve your free places when you book.
  • 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 1st June. Your place and any guest tickets are not guaranteed if you try to book late.

Plus Icon What should I wear?
  • 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.
  • We recommend an outfit with a button mid-chest so that your hood can be hooked over it to keep it in place. Flat shoes (or at least a spare pair) are also worth considering; you’ll be doing a lot of walking.
  • Please note that wearing a cap and gown at graduation is compulsory.

Remember to order your gown by 10th 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 4th July and you’re coming to graduation, you will receive your certificate during your ceremony.
  • If your work goes to an exam board from May to 4th July and you’re not coming to graduation, you can collect it in person from our Awards & Exams Team in LE 212, Headingley Campus between 30th July and 3rd August. If you don’t collect it, it will be posted to your permanent home address within eight weeks following graduation.
  • 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 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.
  • 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. Our 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.

Remember to 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 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.
  • 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.
  • You can’t transfer between ceremonies unless you have extreme extenuating circumstance (see our T&Cs). Call 0113 812 7745 to discuss any requests.

Remember to 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?
  • You must book by Friday 1st June, so 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.
  • 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.
  • If you don’t turn up on the day, we cannot guarantee that your guest tickets will be refunded (see our T&Cs).
  • You will need to cancel any bookings with William Northam Robemakers & Photographers with the company yourself. We aren’t involved in any bookings you make with third parties.

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?
  • Yes, we can. When you book your place, we ask about support needs you or your guests might have. Give us details here 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.

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. Your first port of call is 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. If that’s too far, Leeds City Bus offer a free or £1 service.
  • By bushttps://www.wymetro.com/buses/   https://www.firstgroup.com/
  • By car – pay and display and pay on foot parking is available across the city but is likely to be at a premium. Park & 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.

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 enter the country. It will state that you are entitled to invite guests to your ceremony but we can’t personalise the letters with guest details. 

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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, such as live screening.
  • Children can’t be left unattended or with staff.
  • Children disrupting the ceremony will be asked to leave until they are calm so as not to interrupt the ceremony.
Plus Icon Late bookings
  • We can’t guarantee your place or any guest tickets if you haven’t booked by 1 June. If you haven’t booked your place, call us as soon as possible and we’ll do what we can to help. 0113 812 7745

Plus Icon Increased traffic
  • All travel routes into and throughout Leeds will see an increase in traffic, so consider your journey carefully. Add 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
  • Update your details on MyBeckett including a professional email address.
  • 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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