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Graduation

Step 3: Book your gown and photography


Gown and photography

You will need to book your graduation gown, hat and hood plus any professional photography through our official supplier, William Northam. Please click here to visit the company’s website and to book. 

All gown, hat and hoods should be booked by 18 July. It is compulsory that all graduating students wear a gown, hat and hood. The pre-order discounted cost for your gown, hat and hood is £40.Gowns hired on the day will cost £45. 

You can pre-book a professional photography service, with a wide range of photography packages available to suit all budgets. Please click here to view the packages and to book. Photography sessions for graduates, family and friends will take place in studios located in the Graduation Hub from 8:00am to 8:00pm each day.

We are delighted to announce that students who book their gown, hat and hood and a photography package online will be entitled to a free bonus sheet of 14 various sized photographs.

If you have any queries please contact William Northam directly on student@williamnortham.com or telephone 0870 240 1852.

Plus Icon What gown should I wear?

It is compulsory that all graduating students wear a gown. Our University reserves the right to refuse entry to any student who is not wearing a gown for their graduation ceremony.

BTEC graduation gown
BTEC/EDEXCEL HND/HNC
Gown: Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.
Hood: Simple shape, scarlet outer fully lined blue.
Foundation degree graduation gown
Foundation Degree
Gown: Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.
Hood: Simple shape, gold outer tipped & edged blue.
Diploma graduation gown
Diploma/Certificate/ Dip HE/Cert HE
Gown: Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.
Hood: Simple shape, gold outer part lined blue.
Bachelor degree graduation gown
Bachelor
Gown: Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.
Hood: Simple shape, gold outer fully lined & edged blue.
Postgraduate graduation gown
Post Graduate
Gown: Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.
Hood: Simple shape, purple outer fully lined green.
Master graduation gown
Master
Gown: Plain black three quarter length robe with long rectangular sleeves worn open at the front.
Hood: Full shape, purple outer fully lined green.
Master of Philosophy graduation gown
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil)
Gown: Plain black three quarter length robe with long rectangular sleeves worn open at the front.
Hood: Full shape, purple outer fully lined green, edged gold.
Doctor of Philosophy graduation gown
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Gown: Claret three quarter length robe with blue facings at the front. Sleeves lined gold. Blue cord & button on yoke.
Hood: Full shape, gold outer fully lined and edged blue.
Doctor of Education graduation gown
Doctor of Education / Engineering (Ed.D / D.Eng)
Gown: Claret three quarter length robe with blue facings at the front. Sleeves lined gold. Blue cord & button on yoke.
Hood: Full shape, gold outer fully lined and edged blue.
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