Graduation day – Bristol Cathedral
View information about your Awards Ceremony at Bristol Cathedral.
Graduands will need to register on arrival at the desks inside the cloisters entrance of the Cathedral. We recommend arriving approximately two hours before the ceremony begins.
Registration for morning ceremonies will begin at 08:30, for afternoon ceremonies at 12:00 and for evening ceremonies at 15:00. The registration desk will close 30 minutes before your ceremony start time. It is essential that you have registered before this point.
Hashtag Printing Service
On the day of your ceremony use #uwegraduation on your Twitter and Instagram photo uploads and then take away free Polaroid-style prints of your pictures. You will be able to collect your prints from the Alumni team after your ceremony, in the marquee adjacent to the Cathedral.
We aim to print as many photos uploaded to Twitter and Instagram with the #uwegraduation as possible, but may need to limit prints to two per account at very busy periods.
Please note: to use the Hashtag Printing Service, you will need to Tweet or post with #uwegraduation from a publicly visible Twitter or Instagram account. If you have a private Twitter or Instagram account and wish to change it to public, you can do so via the Privacy and Settings sections of your account.
Depending on the time of your ceremony, a typical graduation day will be as follows:
|08:30/12:00/15:00||Arrive cloisters entrance of Cathedral and register.|
|08:30/12:00/15:00||Collect academic robes from Chapter House.|
|08:30/12:00/15:00||Photography studio opens for professional photographs (the studios are very busy throughout the day – arrive early if you require photographs to be taken.)|
|09:30–17:00||The coffee shop in the Cathedral serves light refreshments.|
|09:30/13:00/16:00||If you are collecting a prize as well as having your award conferred, you should go to the stage area, where a steward will brief you about the prize presentation.|
|10:15/13:45/16:45||Graduands should be seated at the front of the Cathedral. Guests should be seated in the nave.|
|11:30/15:00/18:00||Refreshments will be served at the Alumni Reception in the marquee adjacent to the Cathedral after the ceremony. Collect your #uwegraduation Polaroid-style prints from the Alumni team.|
|12:00/15:30/18:30||Graduates return their robes in the marquee.|
View the Awards Ceremony dates and schedules.