dress TO IMPRESS

Our guide to your academic dress and some tips for what to wear for your celebration on the Acre.

Academic dress

The robes that are worn by graduates have changed very little since the medieval period. They include caps, gowns and colourful hoods which denote the type of award that you have achieved.

We've put together this handy guide to which gown you'll wear for our celebration event.

Remember: your celebration event will take place on the Acre and surrounding spaces, please wear comfortable shoes and bring a coat in case it gets cold.

Undergraduate gowns

  1. BTEC /EDEXCEL HND/HNC

    Gown:
    Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.

    Hood:
    Simple shape, scarlet outer fully lined blue.

  2. Foundation degree

    Gown:
    Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.

    Hood:
    Simple shape, gold outer tipped and edged blue.


  3. Diploma/Certificate or DipHE/CertHE

    Gown:
    Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.

    Hood:
    Simple shape, gold outer part lined blue.

  4. Bachelor degree

    Gown:
    Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.

    Hood:
    Simple shape, gold outer fully lined and edged blue.

Black gown, blue and red hood
Black gown with yellow and blue trimmed hood
Black gown, yellow and blue hood
Black gown, blue and yellow hood

Postgraduate gowns

  1. Postgraduate

    Gown:
    Plain black three quarter length robe worn open at the front.

    Hood:
    Simple shape, purple outer fully lined green.

  2. Master (including MOst)

    Gown:
    Plain black three quarter length robe with long rectangular sleeves worn open at the front.

    Hood:
    Full shape, purple outer fully lined green.

  3. Master of Philosophy

    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.

Black gown with green and purple hood
Black gown with purple and green trimmed hood
Black gown, purple and green hood with gold trim

Doctorate gowns

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Gown:
    Claret three quarter length robe with blue facings at the front. Sleeves lined gold. Blue yoke with gold.

    Hood:
    Full shape, gold outer fully lined and edged blue.

  2. Doctor of Education / Engineering (EdD/DEng)

    Gown:
    Claret three quarter length robe with blue facings at the front. Sleeves lined gold. Gold yoke.

    Hood:
    Full shape, gold outer fully lined and edged blue.

Red gown with gold trim, blue and gold hood
Claret gown with yellow and blue hood