The University's Winter Degree Congregation will take place in the Butterworth Hall, between Wednesday 20 and Friday 22 January 2016. 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 Degree Congregation and we encourage you to be involved.
About taking part
As thanks for your participation in the event, staff are provided with either a free lunch or a lunch voucher valid until Friday 22 January 2016. Tea and coffee is also provided 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 be two ceremonies each day at 11am and 3pm. 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.
Visit the Awards and Ceremonies web page and follow the instructions to sign up.
Please submit your form no later than Tuesday 22 December 2015. Colleagues will be allocated their roles in early January.
If you have any problems with the 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.
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Take a look at the staff briefing documents to get a idea of what's involved in each role.
If you have any questions, email graduation at warwick dot ac dot uk
Nick Banister on extension 22672.