Graduation Ceremony 2017

Graduation Ceremonies mark a significant achievement and the culmination of a great deal of work.  For a student it is a chance to share the occasion with relatives and friends. It is also a chance to meet former colleagues and members of staff in a sociable environment before and after the formal ceremony.

To ensure that you get the most from your graduation day please read the information below carefully.

Graduation 2016

Saturday 4 March 2017

 

Time

9.30am Registration and arrival of graduands and guests; gowning and photography

11.30am Ceremony

1.30pm (approx) Reception       


The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

For directions to the venue please follow this link ‐ Visiting us - UCL Institute of Education, University

This Graduation Ceremony is for UEL accredited courses only.

You are only eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony if you have received formal confirmation of your award.

You are not eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony if:

i) you have not received formal confirmation of your award

ii) you have any outstanding course or library fees

iii) you finish your course after 31 January 2017

Please contact your Course Administrator if you are not clear about your eligibility to attend before booking your tickets.

There is no charge for graduands to attend.

If you wish to attend but do not need any guest tickets, please email us directly to confirm.

If you do not wish to participate in the formal part of the ceremony but would like to support your fellow graduands from the audience, please let us know.

Please note if we have not heard from you by 24 February 2017 we will assume you do not wish to attend. We may not be able to make provision for you at a later stage should you change your mind.

There is no limit to the number of guests you can invite to the ceremony and you can apply for as many tickets as you need. Guest tickets cost £15 per person, and there is information in the booking guide about how they can be bought.

Children are welcome to attend the Graduation Ceremony and under fives do not require a guest ticket. However, please bear in mind that this is a formal and sometimes lengthy event, and if you do wish to bring young children to watch the ceremony please ensure that there is a responsible adult accompanying them who is willing to leave the hall if necessary, to avoid any disruption to the ceremony.

Wearing an academic gown is mandatory for all graduands if they wish to participate in the Graduation Ceremony and be presented on stage. Gowns can be hired through Ede and Ravenscroft and there is information in the booking guide about how to do this. The Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion and therefore smart dress is recommended. We welcome graduands who wish to wear traditional or national dress.

All guests and staff are invited to a drinks reception after the ceremony.

Please work your way through the three steps below in order to be fully booked for the Ceremony.

Please ensure you have completed all three steps by 15 February 2017 otherwise we cannot guarantee you will be able to participate in the Ceremony.

Step One: Confirm your place and book your guest tickets

Please confirm your place and book your guest tickets by 15 February 2017.

To book online please click on the following link: Graduation tickets 

There is no charge for graduands to attend.

Guest tickets are £15 each and there is no limit to the number of guests you can bring with you.

Please note that under fives do not require a guest ticket.

If you do not wish to participate in the formal part of the ceremony but would like to support your fellow graduands from the audience, please let us know.

Step Two: Book your gown

Wearing an academic gown is mandatory for graduands if they wish to participate in the Graduation Ceremony and be presented on stage.

Gowns should be hired through Ede and Ravenscroft. Please order your gown online at Ede and Ravenscroft or call 01223 861854.

When ordering online, first go to the Graduation Services section, then click on the section “Hire or Purchase a Graduation Gown”. Simply type in ‘Tavistock’ where it asks for your institution and follow the instructions from there. The gowns are delivered to the venue where you will be given assistance with robing.

Step Three: Book Graduation photography

Ede and Ravenscroft are the official photographers for the event and will be present throughout the day. Full details about the various different packages available can be found on their website. Please click on the section “Order Graduation Photography” under Graduation Services.

Arrival

You are advised to arrive from 9.30am onwards and no later than 10.30am. You need to allow time to register, collect your gown and find your seat in the main hall.

All students must be seated by 11.00am. Please note, if you arrive late we cannot guarantee that you will be seated or presented during the Ceremony.

Registration

On arrival please proceed to the Registration Desk in the lobby of the main building to sign in and collect your seat voucher.

Gowns 

Gowns can be collected from the Clarke Hall (level 3).  These should be returned to the same place after the ceremony.

Photography

This takes place in the Drama Studio (level 2) Official photos can be taken before or after the ceremony.

During the reception, one of the photographers will be circulating and taking photos. During this time, if you would like a photo of your group or cohort for example, please let the photographer know. All photos taken by Ede and Ravenscroft will be available to buy online after the event.

Seating

The Ceremony will take place in the Logan Hall (level 1).  You will have a designated seat, labelled with your name. The seating plan determines the order in which you are presented, so it is important that you are seated in the appropriate seat. 

Guests

Guests will be asked to present their tickets on the door to Logan Hall and are asked to be seated by 11.15am. Guests’ seats are not numbered.

Presentation

Graduands will be presented in the order their name appears in the ceremony booklet (available on the day).

·    You will be asked to line up by the stage by a member of staff.

·    Once you have reached the stage your name will be announced by your Course Lead.

·    Once you are on the stage and have shaken hands with the Vice Chancellor of UEL, please leave the stage at the opposite end and retake your seat.

·    Please note, certificates are not issued on the day – these will be dispatched directly by UEL. Please contact your course administrator if you have any queries about your certificate


Procession

 ·     The Procession of members of staff and honorary guests will enter the Hall at 11.30am promptly.

·     At the conclusion of this ceremony, the platform party retires.

·     Students and guests are invited to stand and remain in the Hall, for the Procession’s entrance and departure from the Hall.

 

Reception

Following the ceremony, a wine and canapés reception will be served in the Jeffery Hall (level 1).

If you require wheelchair access or have impaired mobility please contact Simon Kear at:

SKear@tavi-port.ac.uk or 020 8938 2073


If you have any other requirements you would like to discuss please contact Max Fendrich at:

MFendrich@tavi-port.ac.uk or 020 8938 2285
Email :                graduation@tavi-port.nhs.uk

 

Telephone:     020 8938 2304 / 020 8938 2285 /   020 8938 2327

 

Post:                Conference, CPD and Events Unit

                         The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

                         120 Belsize Lane

                         London

                         NW3 5BA