On the Day
We ask that students and guests arrive at the College 45 minutes prior to the start time of their Ceremony and make their way to the Main Reception.
Parking for students, parents and staff will be on Stoneyshotts car park. Disabled parking will be available – please ensure that disabled badges are clearly displayed on the dashboard.
Transport will be provided to take you to All saints Church, and will bring you back to the college after the ceremony.
*Please be aware that there are no toilet facilities at the church*
Students will be asked to enter the church via the front entrance door, where they will be shown to their reserved seats, which are organised in the order that the students will be presented with their certificates.
Guests will be asked to enter the church also via the main doors. Adequate seating will be available but those who arrive early will have the greater choice of seats. If disabled seating has been requested, then these will have been reserved.
Admittance to the ceremony will strictly be by ticket only. We ask that students and guests aim to be seated at least 10 minutes prior to the start time of their ceremony.
The Ceremony will begin with the procession of the Platform Party and Academic Staff entering the church.
The ceremony will be opened and the welcome speech and address will be made. The Head of Department will then take to the stage to announce the presentation of students.
When the presentations begin, students will be asked to move, row by row, to the marshalling area at the foot of the platform steps. Names of students to be presented will be called individually and when directed, they should mount the platform and shake hands with the Guest of Honour and collect their certificate. Any prizes awarded to individual students will be announced at the same time the award is announced and will be presented with the prize on stage.
After being received students should proceed across the platform, down the steps and walk around the church and back to their original seats.
The Guest of Honour will then make a speech. If there are presentations to charities they will be presented at this time which will be followed by the Vote of Thanks. There will then be a closing speech and the processions will leave the church.
Transport will be waiting outside the church to take you back to the college for light refreshments, or for the buffet lunch if you have bought tickets.