Students outside on the day of their Awards Ceremony

Graduation day – Gloucester Cathedral

Awards Ceremonies at Gloucester Cathedral are for UWE Bristol and Gloucester Campus students only.


Graduands will need to register their presence on arrival at the desks inside the south door of the Cathedral. We recommend arriving approximately two hours before the ceremony begins. Registrations will begin at 09:00.

Guest seating

Guest seats are numbered and correspond with tickets. Your guests can begin to take their seats in the main nave of the Cathedral from 09:00. View instructions for collecting your pre-purchased guest tickets.

Access requirements

Please contact the Graduation team to inform them of any access requirements you or your guests have. Access requirements need to be put into place before the seating plans are arranged, so please let us know at least two weeks before your ceremony.

Wheelchair access is available at Gloucester Cathedral and appropriate seating will be arranged. The stewards will be pleased to show you to your seats when you arrive at the Cathedral.


Ede and Ravenscroft professional photographers (tel: +44 (0)1733 563565) will be available in the Cathedral after you have registered and robed. You may book your photography prior to the event or pay on the day.


A professional DVD will be made of the ceremony by I am a UWE Gloucester DVDs can be ordered through the I am a website following the ceremony.


The Coffee Shop in Gloucester Cathedral serves light refreshments from 10:00 until 17:00. There are also many restaurants in the Gloucester Cathedral area.


Depending on the time of your ceremony a typical graduation day will be as follows:

Time Description
09:00 Arrive at the Cathedral and register.
09:00 Collect academic robes from within the Cathedral.
09:00 Photography studio opens for professional photographs.
(The studios are very busy throughout the day – arrive early if you require photographs to be taken.)
10:00–17:00 The coffee shop in the Cathedral serves light refreshments.
10:00 If you will also be collecting a prize as well as having your award conferred, you should go to the stage areas where a steward will brief you about the prize presentation section of the ceremony.
10:45 Graduands and guests should be seated.
11:00 Ceremonies begin.
12:00 Ceremonies end, wine and soft drinks are served in the cloister area of the Cathedral. These refreshments will only be available to graduating students and guests with tickets.
12:30 Graduates return their robes.

View the Awards Ceremony dates and schedules.

Live streaming

All the ceremonies will be live streamed so guests who cannot attend on the day can watch live from a personal device.

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