Graduation Ceremony 2017

23rd November at City Hall

Our 2017 graduation will take place at the iconic City Hall, London. All those eligible to graduate will receive a personal invite to the ceremony and drinks reception.

In order to attend the ceremony you must register your attendance by following the instructions sent in your official invite. If this has been misplaced please confirm your attendance below under the appropriate ceremony.

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Schedule of the day

Two ceremonies will be taking place during the day in The Chamber. Please note your degree course to find the correct ceremony to register your attendance to.

The deadline to RSVP for yourself and your guests is Monday 23 October at midday (12:00 p.m.).

Ceremony one (Morning)

BSc (Hons) Business and Enterprise (Top-Up), Higher National Diploma in Business, MA Visual Effects Production all programmes, MA Game Art, PG Certificate Game Art

10am - 10:45am -  Students arrive for robing
10:30am              -  Guests arrive 
11am - 12:15pm -  Ceremony begins 
12:15pm - 1pm   -  Photographs of graduates
12:15pm - 3pm   -  Drinks reception

Ceremony two (Afternoon)

BA (Hons) Business Management - all programmes


2pm - 2:45pm - Students arrive for robing
2:30pm            - Guests arrive
3pm - 4:15pm - Ceremony begins
4:15pm - 5pm - Photographs of graduates
4:15pm - 7pm - Drinks reception

The drinks reception is to take place in London's Living Room on the ninth floor of City Hall. The room overlooks spectacular views of London with a panoramic balcony. There will be refreshments available as well as the opportunity to find out more about joining the Alumni Association and have your Graduation Photo taken.


You are welcome to bring five guests per graduand and can book these when you are registering your attendance.

Once the deadline of Monday 23rd October for all RSVPs has passed we can allow for additional guests on a first come first serve basis to sign-up. You will receive further details about how to do this after Monday 23rd October.

Travelling to City Hall

City Hall
The Queen's Walk

 London Bridge (10 minute walk) or Tower Hill and Tower Gateway (15 minute walk)

 42, 47, 78, 381, RV1

Booking your gown

The cost of your gown hire is covered by Pearson College London.

Please complete the form on the Gown Hire website with your measurements by searching for Pearson College London. Ensure you select the correct robe option depending on your validating partner below:

Validating partner Level of award Name of robing option (name of award online)
Pearson or Edexcel

Higher National Diploma

Select BTEC/Edexcel HNC HND
Royal Holloway University

BSc (Hons) Business and Enterprise

Select P.G. Diploma and then Royal Holloway PG Dip
Ashridge Business School

BA Business Management - all programmes

Select Masters Degrees and then Ashridge Masters
University of Bradford

MA Visual Effects Production (3D)

MA Visual Effects Production (Compositing)


Select Masters Degrees and then Bradford MA





University of Kent

MA Game Art

PG Certificate Game Art

Select Masters Degrees and then Kent MHum (MA)

Photo packages

You are able to purchase your photograph option from Success Photography ahead of the Graduation Ceremony.

If you'd prefer, you are able to choose available options on the day, however, pre-booking is advised.

Purchase your photograph option

Frequently asked questions

How much do the graduation ceremony tickets cost?

What information will I need when I book my tickets?

How many guests can I bring?

Will I be sent tickets in the post?

I want to change my booking. Can I do this?

I need more guest tickets - can I find out if there are any spare?

How do I hire my gown?

How much does it cost to hire a gown?

Where do I collect my gown before the ceremony?

What time should I arrive and where should I go?

What time is the ceremony?

How long will the ceremony last?

How do I get to City Hall?

When should my guests arrive?

Can I have professional graduation photographs taken at City Hall?

Should I book my photography session prior to attending the ceremony?

What should I do if I have delayed results or have not yet been conferred?

What could stop me graduating? Am I eligible to attend the ceremony?

How do I obtain my degree certificate?

What is the deadline to register?

We have someone in our party who has mobility issues - what information do you need?

Is parking available at City Hall?