UWE Bristol members of staff at an Awards Ceremony

Information for staff

All staff from across the University are welcome to register to attend the graduation ceremony/ies of their choice. This must be done by the robing deadline.

Details for attending Awards Ceremonies

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

  • The Gloucester Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 19 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.

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 are a new member of staff, please email graduation@uwe.ac.uk so we can set up an Ede and Ravenscroft account for you

Please register your interest if you wish to attend a November Awards Ceremony as a VIP guest or support the Alumni Team in the marquee. Please note: you are welcome to take part in multiple graduation ceremonies, but you cannot be a VIP guest and support the Alumni Team during the same ceremony.

Registration and robe hire deadlines

The deadlines for registration and robe hire are:

  • 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 contact the Graduation team at graduation@uwe.ac.uk.

Please note that we incur an additional fee for each late robe ordered after the deadline has passed. 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 at 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 contact the Graduation team at 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.

A 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. You can also contact the Graduation team at 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 contact the Graduation team 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 information about access requirements.

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