Robe hire for Graduation Ceremonies

Awards Ceremony in the Weston Auditorium Remember you must register to attend the Ceremony before you order your robes (gown, mortar board and hood).

Robe hire is now open - book here once you have registered for your ceremony.

Wearing robes is not compulsory, but the majority of graduates choose to wear them as the Graduation Ceremony is a formal event.

Pre-order your robes

Graduates who have registered for their ceremony can pre-order robes from our approved supplier, The Graduate Gowning Company (GGC). We have a strict academic dress code, and reserve the right to refuse anyone dressed inappropriately.

Robe contact:

To order you will need your:

  • Qualification
  • Ceremony date & time
  • Height
  • Chest measurement
  • Hat size
  • Payment details

Graduates should pre-order to avoid disappointment on the day as spare robes cannot be guaranteed.

When/where do I collect and return my robes?

Robes are collected from the Abbey Grounds Marquee and you should allow at least 1 hour before your Ceremony commences to collect them. Robes are also returned here after the Ceremony.

Which style of robe will I get?

The type of award you receive will determine the style of your robe. Take a look at our photo gallery below to get an idea of what you could wear at the Graduation Ceremony.

Robe Gallery

You should wear appropriate smart dress under your robe.