Dates and deadlines
View upcoming ceremony dates and deadlines for booking your place, securing guest tickets and hiring robes.
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 20 to Friday 24 November 2023.
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.
The following ceremony series are confirmed to take place at The Bristol Beacon.
Class of 2024
- Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2024
- Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July 2024
- Monday 25 November to Friday 29 November 2024
If you are eligible and wish to attend a ceremony in November 2023, you must complete your booking by Sunday 5 November 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 a future graduation ceremony, as long as you contact the graduation team in advance.
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.
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 Sunday 5 November 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.