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Tickets

Plus Icon How many guests can I bring?

All students are allocated two guest tickets for friends or family which cost £10 for adults (aged 10 and above) and £5.00 for children (aged 3 to 9 years).

Bookings for Graduation 2017 are now closed.

Due to cancellations and student eligibility, some tickets do become available to purchase on the day of your graduation so please inquire at the ticket collection desk on arrival as they are sold on a first come first served basis.

If you have not yet booked your place at graduation then please contact the Graduation Team as soon as possible on 0113 812 7745 or email graduation@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Plus Icon What do I do if I can't get the amount of guest tickets I require?

Any friends or family without a ticket will be able to view your ceremony at our live screenings in James Graham Building (location 5 on the graduation map). These screenings are free of charge. However, we ask that you complete the live screening question when buying your tickets to let us know how many places you will require.

 

Plus Icon Will additional guest tickets be available?

Bookings for Graduation 2017 are now closed.

Due to cancellations and student eligibility, some tickets do become available to purchase on the day of your graduation so please inquire at the ticket collection desk on arrival as they are sold on a first come first served basis.

If you have not yet booked your place at graduation then please contact the Graduation Team as soon as possible on 0113 812 7745 or email graduation@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Any friends or family without a ticket will be able to view your ceremony at our live screenings in James Graham Building (location 5 on the graduation map). These screenings are free of charge. However, we ask that you complete the live screening question when buying your tickets to let us know how many places you will require.

Plus Icon What do I do if I or any of my guests have support needs?

Our Headingley Campus is set in extensive grounds and this should be taken into consideration for anyone with mobility difficulties. Please view our graduation distances map which will provide a scale of the campus.

If you or any of your guests have support needs, please complete the appropriate section (step two) when booking your place and your guest tickets (this includes parking for Blue Badge holders).

The Auditorium is accessible to wheelchair users. However, there will be stairs up to the stage for students. A lift will be available, but please notify us before your graduation day if you will need to use it.

If you have already booked your place but did not notify us of any support needs, please contact the Graduation Team at graduation@leedsbeckett.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Our Headingley Campus is set in extensive grounds and this should be taken into consideration for anyone with mobility difficulties. 

Plus Icon Where do I collect my tickets from?

Tickets are not posted out. You will collect them from the Graduation Hub on the day of your ceremony (location 1 on the graduation map). Please bring your Online Store booking confirmation emails with you as well as student/photo ID.

Graduation attendance and eligibility

Plus Icon Will my award certificate be given to me on the day

Your award certificate will normally be given after you cross the stage on graduation day. If you made a late booking for Graduation we might not have been able to arrange for it to be given on the stage, but it can normally be collected on the day from our certificate query desk.

If you completed your award earlier in the year your certificate might have already been posted to your home address and so will not be available to give to you on Graduation day.

Plus Icon What name will appear on my award certificate

Your certificate will show the name held for you on our student record system at the time of the award being recommend by the Board of Examiners. Please ensure that you check your details before this on MyBeckett to confirm that we hold the correct and full version of your name. You can view your information on the Update My Data channel on the My Account page. If there should be any changes to your name please contact your student administrator. No retrospective changes to names on certificates will be allowed.

Plus Icon What if I am unsure if I am eligible to attend?

Most students eligible to attend Graduation 2017 will receive their final results in June/July. To guarantee your place and guest tickets for your graduation ceremony, you must book between 24 April and 1 June. If you subsequently do not pass your course, we will issue a full refund for any guest tickets you have bought once the ceremonies have taken place.

If you do not book your place before 1 June but still want to attend Graduation 2017, you may be charged a late booking fee of £50. In such circumstances, we cannot guarantee you will be able to buy guest tickets.

Plus Icon What if I cannot make the date of my graduation?

If you are unable to make the date of your graduation please contact the Graduation Team who will try and accommodate you on another day. If you do not wish to attend Graduation 2017 you can graduate in absentia (receive your award without attending the ceremony).

Certificates not collected at the graduation ceremonies will be available for collection between  Tuesday 1  August and Friday 4 August 2017 from Leighton 205, Headingley Campus. The office will be open from 09:00 - 17:00 (excluding weekends), and you can contact the Awards and Exams Team at AwardsandExams@leedsbeckett.ac.uk prior to collecting should you have any queries.

For more information about the awards and examinations process and any questions relating to award certificates, please see our Awards and examinations web pages.

Please note, if you do not attend Graduation 2017 or collect your certificate before Friday 4 August, your certificate will be posted out to the address held on your student record, so please ensure your course administrator has your most up-to-date contact details. (Certificates will be posted out within eight weeks of graduation.)

Plus Icon What happens to my certificate if I an unable to attend graduation

If you are unable to attend your graduation day, you can collect the certificate from our Awards & Examinations office (Leighton 205, Headingley Campus) between 1 and 4 August 2017. You will need to bring photo ID such as your student ID card.

From August 4 2017 we will then post all certificates to the permanent home address that we hold for you on our student record system. Please check and if necessary amend your address on MyBeckett. For students who have a permanent home address in countries that we have been advised have got unreliable postal services we will withhold your certificate until you get in touch with our Awards & Exams office to confirm your preferred postal or collection method.

Data protection

For data protection reasons, we are only permitted to correspond with the student who is due to graduate. Should the graduand need a parent/guardian/friend to call us on their behalf, we will need their written permission stating their name, student ID and the name of their nominated person before we can speak to their nominee. The nominated person will also need to quote the graduand's full name, course and student ID number when we speak to them.

Your full name and course will be listed in the ceremony programme. If you do not want your name to be included in the programme, please email graduation@leedsbeckett.ac.uk by Thursday 1 June. We cannot guarantee we will be able to comply with requests received after this date. 

Gowns and photography

Plus Icon Do I need to wear a gown, hat and hood to my graduation ceremony?

Yes, it is compulsory that all graduating students wear a gown, hat and hood during their ceremony and our University reserves the right to refuse entry to any student not doing so.

The deadline for booking your gown, hat and hood is 18 July.

Plus Icon Photography

Our photography studios will be based in the Graduation Hub and will be open from 7:30am to 7pm during graduation week (Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July).

Plus Icon What 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.

Plus Icon Accepting a contained award

If you have received a letter inviting you to accept a contained award and you are attending Graduation 2017, you will need to contact William Northam, our official gowning company on +44 (0)870 2401852 or email student@williamnortham.com to ensure you are issued with the correct colour hood. You will need to accept your contained award by Tuesday 6 July.

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 (Including M.Ost)
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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On the day of your graduation

Plus Icon How long will the ceremony last?

Each ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.

Plus Icon Where do I collect my tickets, name card and gown, hat and hood?

Tickets are not posted out. Once you arrive on campus, please make your way to location 1 (Graduation Hub) on our graduation map where you will collect your guest tickets, name card, your gown, hat and hood, and have any booked professional photography taken. Gowning and photography are open from 7:00am each day.

Plus Icon Making the most of your graduation day

If you are looking for a momento of your day or want a gift for friends and family, we have a range of Graduation 2017 memorabilia, including hoodies and t-shirts available from our online memorabilia shop.

Memorabilia will also be on sale on the day of your graduation at the Graduation Village (location 4 on the graduation map.)

Getting to Headingley Campus

Plus Icon How do I get to Headingley Campus?

Visit our Maps and directions page for more information.

Plus Icon Where can I park?

Parking will be available on campus for students and guests. Students and their guests are entitled to a maximum of two parking spaces on campus and do not need to be booked in advance. 

Plus Icon I need to hire a taxi

Please call Amber Cars to make a booking +44 (0)113 2311 366 or plan your journey here.

Children

Plus Icon Baby changing and breastfeeding rooms

There will be baby changing and breastfeeding rooms available at graduation. The baby changing rooms and baby feeding rooms will be located in James Graham Building and Carnegie Annexe located near the Graduation Auditorium

Plus Icon Children three years and over

Any children aged three and over will require their own guest ticket. Children aged two and under can attend the ceremony without a ticket providing they sit on the knee of a parent or guardian. The ceremony is a formal occasion lasting approximately 90 minutes so it might be more suitable for you to arrange childcare or take young children to the live screening of the ceremony.

Please note: Parents will be asked to remove their child from the Auditorium if they are disrupting the ceremony.

Plus Icon Prams

Due to health and safety concerns, prams are not allowed in the Auditorium. There will be an area outside the Auditorium where you can leave your pram.

Costs

Plus Icon How much will Graduation 2017 cost me?

Students are allocated two guest tickets which cost £10 each for adults and children (aged 10 and over), and £5.00 for children (aged three to nine years). The cost of the guest ticket covers any onsite parking, entry to the Auditorium and a copy of the ceremony programme.

Any additional guest tickets will be charged at the same price, £10 each for adults and children (aged 10 and over), and £5.00 for children (aged three to nine years).

It is compulsory that students wear a gown, hat and hood to graduate, which they will need to book through our gowning company, William Northam Robemakers. The pre-order discounted cost for your gown, hat and hood is £40.

Debtors and visas for international students

Plus Icon Can I graduate if I have university debts?

If you have outstanding tuition fee debt with us, you may not be able to attend a graduation ceremony until it has been settled. If you have any queries about your debts, please contact our Incomes Office as soon as possible.

Leeds Beckett Incomes Office
Queen's Square House
City Campus
+44 (0)113 812 5950
incomes@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon What do I do if I need a visa letter?

If you are an overseas student and would like your family to attend Graduation 2017, you might need a visa letter from our University. Your invitation email should suffice as proof for your visa application. 

Please note, we can only provide a visa letter and confirm the eligibility for entry to the country for the graduating student and this letter will state the graduand is entitled to invite guests. We cannot personalise visa letters with details of guests. 

If you require further help or information please contact:

School Name Tel. (0113 81...) Email

School of Built Environment & Engineering
School of Art, Architecture & Design
School of Cultural Studies & Humanities
School of Film, Music & Performing Arts
School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering               

Tasmin Lee & Ben Willis 21861 / 24754 Tasmin.lee@leedsbeckett.ac.uk / B.Willis@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Leeds Business School Lindsey Eden (Business) 29199 L.A.Eden@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Leeds Law School Catherine Heywood (Law) 29031 C.Heywood@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
School of Clinical & Applied Sciences
School of Social Sciences
School of Health & Community Studies
Elise Clay 21961 e.clay@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Carnegie School of Sport Kelly Hemingway & Tina Dodds 25242 / 23601 K.Hemingway@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
T.Dodds@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
School of Events, Tourism, Hospitality & Languages  Emma Ellis 23465 E.Ellis@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Carnegie School of Education Vicki Hassett 27404 V.Hassett@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Research Office Research Team 23558 researchstudentadmin@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Refunds

Plus Icon Can I get a refund if I am unable to attend Graduation 2017?

You may cancel your registration and any guest tickets by emailing graduation@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If we receive your cancellation on or before Thursday 1 June you will be eligible for a refund for any guest tickets. Late registration fees of £50 are non-refundable. Refunds will normally be processed by Thursday 31 August.

We are able to give guest ticket refunds for cancellations received after Thursday 1 June for the following reasons only:

  • You do not successfully complete your course.
  • You have deferred your course.
  • You have deferred components of your course and need to repeat whole or part of the year.
  • There is another reason why your final award cannot be confirmed in time for Graduation 2017.

Refunds will be automatically credited using the original payment method used (credit/debit card) and will normally be processed by Thursday 31 August.

Any extra services purchased such as hospitality by Dine or photography and gown hire by William Northam Robemakers & Photographers etc. are entered into with your own contract with suppliers and should be contacted directly about their refund policy.

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