UWE Bristol members of staff at an Awards Ceremony

Information for staff

Details for attending Awards Ceremonies

The next UWE Bristol Awards Ceremonies will be held as follows:

  • The July Awards Ceremonies will be held from Monday 10 July to Friday 21 July 2017 in Bristol Cathedral.
  • The Gloucester Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 20 October 2017 in Gloucester Cathedral.
  • The University Centre Hartpury Awards Ceremonies will be held on Friday 20 October 2017 in Gloucester Cathedral.
  • The November Bristol Awards Ceremonies will be held from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December 2017 in Bristol Cathedral.

All staff from across the University are welcome to register to attend the ceremony/ies of their choice.

As the ceremonies are popular with all staff, could we ask that you agree dates and times with your line manager in order to plan staff cover if necessary.


If you wish to robe and process at a ceremony, you are invited to register online with Ede and Ravenscroft to attend, hire robes and book refreshments.

If you wish to attend a ceremony as a VIP guest or take an active role in supporting the UWE Bristol July ceremonies, you are invited to register your interest and the Graduation Office will be in touch with further information.

If you are unable to register online you can telephone +44 (0)117 32 83934 to make a reservation. You will be allocated a seat in the VIP row.


The deadline for registration and robe hire is:

  • UWE Bristol July Ceremonies – Monday 26 June 2017
  • Gloucester Ceremony – Thursday 5 October 2017
  • University Centre Hartpury Award Ceremonies – Friday 6 October 2017
  • UWE Bristol November Ceremonies - Monday 13 November 2017

If you miss the deadline or have problems logging onto the Ede and Ravenscroft robing system, please email graduation@uwe.ac.uk.

Please note that once the deadline has passed, we incur an additional fee per late robe ordered. Therefore, if you miss the deadline, this will be charged to your Faculty.

Arrival times at Gloucester Cathedral and Bristol Cathedral

If you are robing and processing, please arrive at Gloucester Cathedral and Bristol Cathedral least one hour before the start of the ceremony. This will allow you sufficient time to collect your robes and join the processional party. Please bring your robe hire confirmation email with you to enable you to collect your robes.

Refreshments for Bristol Cathedral

You are invited to join staff, graduates and their guests for refreshments in the marquee after the ceremony.

Light lunch can be provided for academic staff who are attending consecutive morning and afternoon ceremonies – please email graduation@uwe.ac.uk if you would like to order this.

Refreshments for Gloucester Cathedral

You are invited to join staff, graduates and their guests for refreshments in the Cloisters following the ceremony.

Buffet lunch will be provided for staff who are attending the University Centre Hartpury ceremonies.

Security at Gloucester Cathedral and Bristol Cathedral

Please be prepared to show your UWE Bristol ID card to security staff when entering Gloucester Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral and the marquee.

It is advisable to keep your possessions with you at all times.

Find out more about the Awards Ceremonies or email graduation@uwe.ac.uk for further information.

Access requirements

We will do our best to meet the access requirements of any staff member attending the ceremonies. Please email the Graduation Office at graduation@uwe.ac.uk to discuss how your access needs can be met. Please tell us as early as possible so we can make sure these arrangements are in place before the ceremonies.

Please see further details regarding access requirements.

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