Graduation Photo Days

Following our Graduation update in May, we are now pleased to announce that bookings for our on campus Photo Days are open. Taking place in Maxwell Hall, these days will provide an opportunity for you to come back onto campus and wear a cap and gown to capture the traditional Graduation photograph, which you may purchase as a momento of your achievements. Your photography session will be followed by tea and cake in New Adelphi with your guests, where representatives from our alumni and careers departments will also be available to talk to.

Please note that gowning and photography will still be taking place as normal at our Winter Graduation ceremonies, therefore if you are planning on attending a Graduation ceremony you don’t need to attend a photo day in addition to this. These days are primarily aimed at students who don’t wish to attend a Graduation ceremony, but would still like to have their official Graduation photographs taken in their cap and gown.

Photo Day Dates
  • Saturday 16th October
  • Sunday 17th October
  • Saturday 23rd October
  • Sunday 24th October

Slots are bookable between 9.30am-7pm.

How to book

Step 1

Book your photography time slot.

Step 2

Book your complimentary gown hire.

It is important that you do both of these steps in advance, as we will not be able to accommodate you on the day if you have not booked your slot and gown.

Please read our FAQ's and terms and conditions below before making your booking. If you have any queries not answered in the FAQ's, please contact us on grad-acd@salford.ac.uk 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Photo Days?

For the first time we are hosting on campus photo days. These will provide an opportunity for you to come back onto campus, hire a gown and book a photography slot to capture the traditional ‘cap and gown’ memento of your achievements.

When will these be held?

These will take place on the following dates: Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021.

Can I attend both a Photo Day and a Graduation ceremony?

Gowning and photography will still be taking place as normal at our Winter Graduation ceremonies, therefore if you are planning on attending a Graduation ceremony you don’t need to attend a photo day in addition to this. These days are primarily aimed at students who don’t wish to attend a Graduation ceremony, but would still like to have their official Graduation photographs taken in their cap and gown.  

Where will these be held?

The Photo Days will be held on campus in Maxwell Hall, followed by a tea, coffee and cake reception in New Adelphi.

How do I book?

Step 1 – book your photography time slot here. 

Step 2 – book your complimentary gown hire. 

It is important that you do both of these steps in advance, as we will not be able to accommodate you on the day if you have not booked your slot and gown. 

Bookings will be on a first come first served basis to ensure it is a fair process. Once the slots are full, bookings will close. You will not be able to amend your photography slot once your booking is made.

If you have any questions regarding the booking process, robing or photography please contact our official suppliers directly using the relevant contact details below:

Photography - Tempest 01736 751555

Gowning - Ede & Ravenscroft01223 734 759

How much will this cost?

We will be subsidising the cost of gown hire for the Photo Days to provide them to you for free. You will be required to pay a £10 deposit on booking your photography slot, which is redeemable against any photo packages you purchase.

Photography packages will be available from £18. To view the packages before booking your time slot, please view Tempest's website here. Once on their website you can access the prices by selecting 'University of Salford Photo Days' in the drop down arrow under 'Not had your Graduation yet?' and choosing a date of one of our Photo Days.

How many guests can I bring?

You are able to invite up to 2 guests with you on the day, who may also join you in your photographs.

What time do I arrive on the day?

You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your photography slot to register your attendance and collect your gown before entering the Photography studio. Please allow time for parking and to locate the venue.

If you arrive earlier than 30 minutes prior, we will ask you to come back 30 minutes before.

If you arrive late and your slot is missed it will not be possible to fit you in at a later point, nor to refund the £10 deposit.

Am I eligible to attend?

The Photo Days are open to graduates who were due to attend Graduation ceremonies in July 2020, Dec 2020 and July 2021. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend, please contact us on grad-acd@salford.ac.uk

How do I get there?

The photo days are taking place at Maxwell Hall, which is easily accessible by public transport, foot, cycle and car.

Parking is available 3 minutes’ walk away in Irwell Place Car Park, 41-42 Crescent, Salford M5 4PE

For directions on accessing campus please see our dedicated travel page.

What Covid secure measures are in place?

Our priority is to ensure the safety of all of our students, staff and visitors. We are following the Government and Public Health England's advice and guidance on COVID-19 to ensure that our campus is a safe and secure environment for all.  

  • Numbers are restricted to ensure that everyone can socially distance
  • One-way walking routes are in place around our buildings and campus
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available at the entrance of every building and guests will be encouraged to use these throughout the event.  
  • We have installed signage around our buildings to remind everyone of the guidelines 
  • We will have any required Covid secure measures in place that events and mass gatherings must adhere to.  All measures in place for this event will be detailed on this webpage and this information will continue to be updated.  

All guests attending the photo days are required to adhere to any Covid secure measures in place unless medically exempt.  

How will I be contacted when bookings open?

Email invitations are being distributed to all eligible students on 19th August to the personal email address held on your student record. If you haven’t received this email by 20th August, please email us on grad-acd@salford.ac.uk

Can I turn up on the day?

No, we kindly ask you to book you photography and gown hire in advance. This is to ensure that we can accommodate you and your guests on the day.

What will happen on the day?

  • Arrive at Maxwell Hall 30 minutes before your booked photography time slot.
  • Collect your gown from Lower Maxwell Hall.
  • Strike a pose! Attend your photography studio appointment in Upper Maxwell Hall.
  • Have a cuppa' and cake in New Adelphi.
  • Chat to alumni and careers representatives.
  • Return your gown in the Gilbert Rooms.

Terms and conditions

Bookings

To attend a Photo Day you must book in advance. 

  1. You must book your photography slot with Tempest prior to hiring your gown with Ede & Ravenscroft. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of your gown hire.  

  1. We are unable to accommodate walk ins on the days of the event. 

  1. To secure your photography slot you are required to pay a non-refundable £10 deposit. This is redeemable against any photo packages you purchase. 

  1. Once you have booked your photography slot you cannot change the time.  

  1. Gown hire is provided for free; this can only be claimed as part of the Photo Day events. You must book your gown in advance.  

  1. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. We reserve the right to close bookings once full.  

 

Eligibility  

In order to be eligible to attend a Photo Day, you must have been successfully awarded at an examination board of the University.                 

This event is open to those that have graduated in 2020 and in July 2021. If you are unsure whether you are eligible or not please contact us on grad-acd@salford.ac.uk

You will not be eligible to attend a Photo Day if any of the following apply to you:                

  • You have not been successfully awarded at an examination board;                    
  • You have not completed your studies or you are due to re-sit or resubmit any part of your programme;                    
  • You have outstanding debts owed to the University of Salford.      

              

Guests

All graduates are allowed to bring a maximum of two guests. This includes anyone over the age of 2 years old.  

On the day

On the day you will be required to arrive 30 minutes prior to your photography slot to register your attendance and collect your gown. Please allow time for parking and to locate the venue.  

If you arrive earlier than 30 minutes prior, we will ask you to come back 30 minutes before.   

If you arrive late and your slot is missed it will not be possible to fit you in at a later point, nor to refund the £10 deposit.  

Access Requirements

If you or a guest has an access requirement, it is your responsibility to provide information about this. Please contact the team on grad-acd@salford.ac.uk. We will be in touch with you to discuss appropriate arrangements 

Covid-19 Secure Measures

Our priority is to ensure the safety of all of our students, staff and visitors. We are following the Government and Public Health England's advice and guidance on COVID-19 to ensure that our campus is a safe and secure environment for all.  

  • Numbers are restricted to ensure that everyone can socially distance  

  • One-way walking routes are in place around our buildings and campus 

  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available at the entrance of every building and guests will be encouraged to use these throughout the event.  

  • We have installed signage around our buildings to remind everyone of the guidelines 

  • We will have any required Covid secure measures in place that events and mass gatherings must adhere to. All measures in place for this event will be detailed on this webpage and this information will continue to be updated.  

All guests attending the photo days are required to adhere to any Covid secure measures in place unless medically exempt.  

Force Majeure  

If the Photo Days cannot take place or need to be delivered differently than stated, due to circumstances beyond the control of University, including (without limitation) fire, explosion, terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act), act of God, pandemic, national mourning, or as a result of any industrial action or dispute involving the University, or the venue at whichthe Photo Day is due to be held, the University will not be liable for any losses direct or otherwise incurred by the graduands or their guests. The University will, where at all possible, make alternative arrangements for any students affected, but students and their guests should ensure that they have sufficient insurance protection to cover any losses they might suffer as a result of a ceremony being cancelled or delayed.