Your ceremony

Row of seated graduands at a graduation ceremony

Summer Graduation is taking place 9 July – 12 July 2024.

The summer ceremonies will take place within The Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays.
Please note that all ceremonies are grouped by school, level of award and programme and are automatically allocated and cannot be changed/swapped.

Ceremony schedule

Salford Business School

Tuesday 9 July 2024

  • Ceremony 1 at 10:15
  • Ceremony 2 at 13:30
  • Ceremony 3 at 16:15
  • Ceremony 4 at 18:30

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Wednesday 10 July 2024

  • Ceremony 5 at 10:15
  • Ceremony 6 at 13:30 
  • Ceremony 7 at 16:15 - now closed

Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Thursday 11 July 2024

  • Ceremony 8 at 10:15
  • Ceremony 9 at 13:30

School of Health and Society

Thursday 11 July 2024

  • Ceremony 10 at 16:15

Friday 12 July 2024

  • Ceremony 11 at 10:15
  • Ceremony 12 at 13:30
  • Ceremony 13 at 16:15

The ceremony dates and times are automatically allocated, being grouped by school, level of award and programme. Your assigned ceremony date and time cannot be changed.


If you are an international student or you have guests coming from abroad to share this special occasion, please ensure you have the necessary permissions to be in the UK, both for yourself and your visitors.    

We encourage you to allow appropriate time for your visa applications, taking into consideration the time to process the ‘proof of study letter’ you require from the university.

Guests and tickets

Complementary guest tickets

You can bring two guests with you into the theatre where your graduation ceremony takes place. These guests will need to have a free complimentary guest ticket, which you will collect on your graduation day from the ticket desk once you have checked in and collected your robe.

All graduates had the opportunity to request up to two complimentary guest tickets when registering to attend their graduation. You will be able to check that you've requested guest tickets in your confirmation email. If you haven't received this and are unsure about how many you requested please contact our Graduation Team at

Additional guest tickets

We occasionally have additional guest tickets available on the day. However, this is not guaranteed. If tickets are available, they will be sold on a first come, first served basis, priced at £16 each. Please ask at the ticket desk on the day (when you collect your complimentary guest tickets) if there are any additional guest tickets available. 

Live streaming

All graduation ceremonies are live streamed on campus for any additional guests who can’t be seated in your ceremony. During Winter Graduation live streaming takes place in Peel Hall, Peel Park campus and for Summer Graduation live streaming takes place in our MediaCity building. This is free of charge and no booking is required. Once the ceremony closes, they can re-join you for photos and any further celebrations you may have planned.


Children are welcome at the ceremonies, but any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Health and Safety regulations determine that all participants and guests at the ceremonies are to be seated, so children two years of age and older must have their own seat and their own ticket. Children who are less than two years old may sit on an adult’s lap and will require a free ‘Child Under 2’ ticket, which you can add to the access requirements notes when you register to attend graduation. You can contact us to add a 'Child Under' 2 ticket to your access requirements if you have already registered by emailing

Graduation ceremonies are approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, which can sometimes 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 and into the reception area.

Alternatively, we have Busy Bees nursery for children aged three months to five years old on our Frederick Road Campus, next to the Mary Seacole Building. You will need to contact Busy Bees Nursery 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. 

Graduation terms and conditions

By registering to attend the Summer Graduation 2024 you agree to our terms and conditions.