Dates and deadlines

View upcoming ceremony dates and deadlines for booking your place, securing guest tickets and hiring robes.

Ceremony dates

UWE Bristol holds graduation ceremonies in July and November. You can check which ceremony series you will be invited to by viewing eligibility to attend.

The following ceremony series are confirmed to take place at Bristol Cathedral.

Class of 2023

  • Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2023
  • Monday 24 to Friday 28 July 2023
  • Monday 20 to Friday 24 November 2023 (November ceremonies may also include Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 November 2023. This will be confirmed in September 2023.)

View the full ceremony schedule for the next ceremony series

If the ceremony series you are looking for is not listed, we have not yet confirmed the dates that graduation will take place. Please check back at a later date for updates.

Once the ceremony schedule has been confirmed, all provisionally eligible students will receive an invitation.

Booking deadline

If you are eligible and wish to attend a ceremony in July 2023, you must complete your booking by Monday 26 June 2023 at 23:00 to secure your place and your two free guest tickets. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and could sell out before the booking deadline. If there are no places left you will be guaranteed an invite to our November 2023 graduations as long as you contact the graduation team in advanced to ask to be deferred.

If you are awaiting final results or applying for a visa, you must still book your place by the deadline if you wish to attend. If you are no longer able/eligible to attend, please review our guidance on cancellations and refunds.

If you do not book your place by the deadline, you will not be able to attend your ceremony or do the following:

  • graduate at the upcoming ceremony series
  • attend a graduation ceremony with your cohort
  • sit with your cohort within the graduation ceremony
  • sit on stage with other students within the graduation ceremony
  • book or buy guest tickets – you may not be able to bring anyone with you on the day
  • book robes
  • book photography.

View how to book your place or further information about guest tickets.

Additional guest tickets

Additional guest tickets may be available after the booking deadline but cannot be guaranteed. Graduates will be emailed regarding additional guest ticket availability for their ceremony once the deadline has passed – please check your emails for more information.

View more information about guest tickets for graduation ceremonies.

Robe hire deadline

If you would like to wear an academic robe for your graduation, the deadline for hiring a robe is Monday 26 June 2023 at 23:00. If you miss the deadline, it may be possible for you to hire a robe on the day, subject to availability. For queries about your order, please contact Ede & Ravenscroft.

Extenuating personal circumstances

If you miss the deadline due to an extenuating personal circumstance, please contact the graduation team as soon as possible and detail the reason why you were unable to book. As per our terms and conditions, we cannot guarantee that requests will be granted but we will come back to you as soon as we can once a decision has been reached.

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