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Summer Degree Congregations 2014: Staff sign-up is now open

ceremonyThe University's Summer Degree Congregation will take place in the Butterworth Hall, between Monday 14 and Saturday 19 July 2014. Academic colleagues are invited to join one (or more) of the Academic Processions during the week, whilst 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.

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 may help greet and direct graduands and guests, manage seating and registration, or ensure 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 to 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 be two ceremonies each day at 11:00am and 3:00pm. All ceremonies are held in the Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre.

Get involved

If you wish to join the academic procession or be a staff marshal, please visit the Awards and Ceremonies web page and follow the instructions to sign up. Please submit your form no later than Monday 23 June 2014. Colleagues will be allocated their roles in early July.

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.