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Degree Congregation: Academic Procession and Staff Marshals 2013

The deadline for registering as a volunteer staff marshal or as part of the academic procession has been extended to Friday 28 June 2013 at Midday.

The University's Summer Degree Congregation will take place in the Butterworth Hall, between Monday 15 and Saturday 20 July 2013.

Academic colleagues are invited to join one (or more) of the academic processions during the week. Administrative and support staff are invited to help support the ceremonies by signing up to be staff marshals.
Please visit the Awards & Ceremonies website to register for the Academic Procession or as a Staff Marshal. Colleagues will be allocated their roles in early July. Please submit your form no later than 12 noon on Friday 28 June 2013.
  • The academic procession is an opportunity for staff to represent their department and give graduating students a congratulatory farewell, as well as providing an inspiring spectacle for family, friends and graduands alike.
  • Staff marshals help with greeting and directing graduands and guests, with seating and registration, or ensuring that graduands cross the stage in the correct order.

All these roles are vital components of the Summer Degree Congregation and we encourage you to be involved.

As thanks for your participation in the event, staff are provided with a free lunch and tea and coffee throughout the day. A lunch voucher for use in campus outlets will be provided for members of the academic procession and a catered option will be provided for volunteer marshals.
Arrangements will be made with Ede and Ravenscroft for the hire of academic dress, including either the correct robes for your own awarding institution (wherever possible) or steward robes for colleagues without a degree. The cost of this will be met by the University.
There will two ceremonies each day, at 11:00am and 3:00pm, on Monday to Friday and one ceremony on Saturday at 11:00am. All ceremonies are held in the Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre.
Details of the timings and tasks involved in each role are available on the Awards & Ceremonies website. If you have any problems with the procession and staff marshal sign-up form, please email the Awards and Ceremonies Team at graduation at warwick dot ac dot uk or call ext. 51392 and we will be happy to help.