Graduation - Preparing for your ceremony

Students celebrating their graduation - University of Salford, summer 2018

Information about preparing for your Graduation ceremony:

Preparing for your ceremony

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE CHANGED MY NAME SINCE REGISTRATION?

If you have changed your name during your studies here please inform the Student Administration Office as soon as possible. You will be required to produce documentation e.g. a marriage or deed poll certificate, to support the changes. Otherwise, the name printed on your certificate will be the name that you provided when you registered for your studies.  

askUS
University House, Peel Park Campus. University of Salford
Greater Manchester M5 4WT
Email: askUS@salford.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 295 0023

HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I HAVE RECEIVED ALL THE INFORMATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND GRADUATION?

Registration is not yet open, more information can be found here, soon.

 

HOW MUCH DOES GRADUATION COST?

There is no charge for graduation. The only compulsory cost that you will incur is the hire of the academic gown and this is paid directly to Ede & Ravenscroft. All graduates can request up to 2 complimentary guest tickets upon registering for graduation. There may be an opportunity to purchase additional guest tickets, these will be priced at £16.00 each, more information can be found here. Official photographs and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the day.

HOW MANY GUESTS CAN I BRING?

Graduates can request up to 2 complimentary guest tickets upon registering for graduation. Any child over the age of 2 must be included in your allocated tickets. For further information on children at the ceremonies please see below. Additional guest tickets may be available to purchase from 27 April 2020 from Quay Tickets via the graduation website. If available, tickets can be purchased on a first-come first-served basis from 27 April 2020, priced at £16.00. Please note additional tickets are not guaranteed for each ceremony and are sold subject to availability.

HOW DO I ORDER ADDITIONAL GUEST TICKETS?

Additional guest tickets may be available to purchase from 27 April 2020 from Quay Tickets via the graduation website. You must have registered for your ceremony before attempting to order extra guest tickets. Extra guest tickets must be paid for at the time of ordering. We cannot reserve guest tickets for you unless we have received payment.

Please note: additional guest tickets cannot be guaranteed. If available, they will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. The University reserves the right to close any ceremony once fully booked. 

HOW DO I ARRANGE A VISA LETTER FOR MYSELF OR MY OVERSEAS GUESTS?

You can request a ‘Proof of Study’ letter including Graduation ceremony information and can be used for the visa application from askUS Visas. See https://www.salford.ac.uk/askus/immigration-visas/graduation.

MY GUESTS NEED OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION. WHAT'S ON OFFER?

The University has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels. Please visit Offers for more information.

HOW CAN I ARRANGE PHOTOGRAPHY?

The University has appointed Tempest Photography as its official graduation photography service. For the ultimate memento of your special day, visit Tempest Photography’s studios for individual and family portraiture (and with no obligation to purchase). The studios will be open throughout the  day and we encourage you to pre-book. In the interests of planning your day and to avoid the busiest period (immediately after your ceremony) we also highly recommend visiting the studio before your ceremony.

Photographs will be available for purchase in a range of different packs and frame styles to suit all tastes and budgets.  You will receive ‘proofs’ immediately after your session, enabling you to choose your preferred images for ordering.  You can order on the day from  the sales area or at any time thereafter via the Tempest website.  www.tempest-graduations.co.uk

Find out about booking a studio slot

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR THE CEREMONY?

The ceremony is a formal occasion, so graduates and guests are asked to dress appropriately. You are advised to wear dark trousers or a skirt under your robes and a buttoned shirt or blouse to secure the hood. Graduates must also be wearing the appropriate academic gowns and hoods. (If your clothes do not have any buttons to secure the hood, please bring pins with you as they will not be provided.)

CAN WE TAKE SMALL CHILDREN INTO THE THEATRE?

Children are welcome at the ceremonies, however the event can prove to be too long for younger children who may become restless. For the comfort of other guests, guardians may be asked to take any child that becomes agitated or distressed out of the theatre to the foyer area.    

Health and Safety regulations determine that all participants and guests at the ceremonies to be seated, therefore Children over 2 years of age must have their own seat in the Theatre and therefore must be included in your guest numbers for full priced tickets.

Children up to the age of 2 may sit on an adult’s lap but will require a free ‘Child Under 2’ ticket which can be booked once you have purchased any additional guest tickets.

Children under the age of 16 are not allowed into the theatre without being accompanied by an adult.    

Alternatively, there will be a nursery available for children aged 3 months to 5 years old, supervised by fully trained staff. Please note that Busy Bees nursery is in the Jack Goldberg Building on the Frederick Road Campus and you will need to make arrangements with the Busy Bees Nursery Manager regarding sessions and availability of places. There will be a charge for this service and places are limited. Please allow sufficient time to drop your child off prior to the ceremony. Contact details for the nursery are: Busy Bees at the University of Salford Statham Street Salford, M6 6PU

Please note: you must be at Registration at least two hours before your ceremony time.

I, OR A MEMBER OF MY GRADUATION PARTY HAVE A DISABILITY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you or a guest has an access requirement, please provide information about this in the box provided during your online registration and we will make appropriate arrangements or contact you to discuss them. Alternatively, please contact the Graduation Team on +44 (0)161 295 5275/5241/2003 or via email at grad-acd@salford.ac.uk.

CAN I COLLECT MY CERTIFICATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY ON THE DAY OF MY CEREMONY?

For information about collecting your certificate please visit the Certificates and Transcripts page.

CAN I PURCHASE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD MERCHANDISE ON THE DAY OF GRADUATION?

A range of Graduation merchandise is available from Campus Clothing. The site features a range of Fairtrade University of Salford branded items from clothing to crystal flutes to serve as mementoes of your time at Salford.

Save time and postage by ordering online to take advantage of our Click-And-Collect service so your items will be ready to collect from our stand at graduation. Extra personalisation is also available.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

IF I HAVE A QUERY, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you have a query relating to your eligibility to graduate or your certificate you can contact the Student Administration Office on 0161 295 0023 (select Option 3 then Option 4) or at sa-studentrecords@salford.ac.uk.  

You should contact the Graduation Office on 0161 295 5275/5241/2003 if you have any queries about the graduation ceremony itself.  

If you are unsure of where to direct your query please contact the Graduation team at grad-acd@salford.ac.uk and they will help you find the appropriate team.  

Unfortunately we cannot help graduates arrange gown hire, photography or other souvenir services - please contact the companies concerned.

LIVE STREAM

A live stream of all ceremonies will be shown in the University of Salford Media City UK Building. This is free of charge; no booking is required.

Ceremonies will also be streamed online.