On the Day

Getting Here

We ask that you arrive at Writtle University College approximately two hours prior to the start time of your Ceremony.

Academic robes will be available to collect from the main building from 8:45am for the morning ceremonies and from 12:00pm for the afternoon ceremony. Please print out your order confirmation and bring it with you on the day as this includes your unique reference number. Robes must be returned to the main hall before 5pm.

We have ample car parking available onsite.

Graduates will have the opportunity to visit our marketing & alumni team on the front lawn.

Official merchandise will also be available.

Coaches are provided to get you to the cathedral.

Awards Ceremony

The Ceremony will begin with the procession of the Platform Party and Academic Staff entering the Marquee.

The ceremony will be opened and the welcome speech and address will be made. If there are Honorary Awards they will be presented at this time. The Head of School will then take to the stage to announce the presentation of Graduates.

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 Writtle University College representative and the Guest of Honour. 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 Cathedral and back to their original seats.

The Guest of Honour will then make a speech, followed by the Vote of Thanks from a student speaker. There will then be a closing speech and the processions will leave the Cathedral, followed by the new Graduates.

Canapés & Fizz will then be served in the Garden room restaurant.

Food vendors will also be present on campus for those wanting to purchase other eateries.

* Please note that you will not receive your official degree certificate at the ceremony, this will be posted to your home address