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Each graduand is entitled to entry to the ceremony for up to two guests.

Additional guests (without entrance tickets to Butterworth Hall) can view the ceremony from the permanent screen situated outside on the Rootes building, close to the Arts Centre venue, from two screens inside the Arts Centre and two screens in Fusion, in the Rootes Building.

Alternatively, we are now offering a live stream of the ceremony which can be viewed here, allowing family and friends to watch from the comfort of home.

  • There is no charge for guest tickets, entrance is free;
  • You reserve your guest tickets when you register online (ONLY TWO GUEST TICKETS ARE GUARANTEED PER GRADUAND).
  • You should indicate on the registration form if any of your (guaranteed) guests need accessible seating (we can only offer limited flat floor or aisle seats or space for a wheelchair user on a first come first served basis; please book early). As flat floor seating is extremely limited, please indicate on the form if your guest is able to transfer from their wheelchair to Hall seating (if necessary) or if a space for a wheelchair is required;
  • If your guests are arriving after Graduand seating closes please leave your guest tickets at the Arts Centre Box Office;
  • Your guests are welcome to either sit together or apart from one another. Those wishing to sit together should enter the Hall together;
  • Guests are not necessarily required to wear smart clothes, but as the ceremonies are a formal event, most do prefer to be dressed appropriately for the occasion (eg collar and tie);
  • Any guest(s) travelling by car but not travelling with the graduand should also use the Park & Ride facility and must not park on campus;
  • Any guests arriving late (i.e. after 30 minutes prior to the start time of the ceremony) will not be guaranteed entry to the Butterworth Hall

Additional guest tickets

Any spare tickets which become available on the day will be issued strictly on a first-come first-served basis (subject to a maximum of two per graduand). Any spare tickets may be collected from 08.30 (for 11.00 ceremonies), and from 11.30 (for 15.00 ceremonies). These may only be requested by the graduand, at the same time as collecting pre-allocated tickets from 1st Floor, Rootes Building.