Graduation 2017

Friday 27th October at 12pm

G-Live Guildford

All of the information you’ll need for Graduation can be found below.

The venue will be open from 9am for gowning and photography 

Attendance for Graduands:
Attendance for graduands is free. Please confirm your attendance by email to graduation@farn-ct.ac.uk by 23 September 2017.

Guest Tickets:
Guest tickets are £25.00 each and are purchased directly from G-Live. Tickets will go on sale from 2 October 2017. Please note that G-Live apply booking fees. Details on how to book are available on the G-Live website, www.GLive.co.uk.

Children at the Ceremony:
Please be aware the ceremony can last approximately 1.5 hours. Children cannot sit with graduands; they must sit with the guests and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children aged four years and over will need a full ticket as they need to have their own seat. Tickets for children under four years old are free of charge but will need to be seated on parent/guardian’s lap.


Outstanding Tuition fees:
All outstanding tuition fees must be cleared before Graduation or you will not be eligible to attend. If you are struggling to pay outstanding fees please contact the Graduation Office for more information.

Dress Code for Graduands:
Full academic dress must be worn; no Graduand will be allowed to graduate without academic dress. Gowns are hired from Ede & Ravenscroft.

As it’s a special occasion, most people go smartly dressed. From a practical point of view, it is easier to wear a shirt or blouse so that your hood can be fastened on a button.

Gowns should be ordered as soon as possible and we recommend booking no later than 29 September 2017. To hire your gown for the graduation ceremony, please visit: https://www.gownhire.co.uk/Gownhire/FindInstitution.aspx.
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Graduation Photos:
Your official Graduation photos will be taken by Ede & Ravenscroft. You can choose from individual or group portraits, or a mixture of both. For FAQs, please visit: https://www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services/photography/


Arrangements on Arrival:
G-Live will be open from 9am and all Ede & Ravenscroft services will be available. On your arrival a member of the Graduation Team will advise you where to collect your gown and have photographs taken. Photography will take place prior to the ceremony so please ensure you have booked in advance and allow sufficient time for queuing.

Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the G-Live Café situated on the ground floor from 9am. Alternatively, there are many restaurants and cafés within a short walk of the theatre.

Ceremony Timings:
Graduands will be called to the theatre at 11.30am. All graduands are seated together and a member of the Graduation Team will show you to your allocated seat.  You will also be advised about the ceremony proceedings.

We do ask that Graduands refrain from leaving the theatre whilst the ceremony is in progress.

Guests will be called in to take their seat in the theatre at 11.45am.

Reception after the ceremony:
Following the ceremony Graduates and their guests are invited to the reception held in the Main Bar, Lower Foyer. Tea, coffee and orange juice will be served with cake.  The Main Bar will also be open for the purchase of alcoholic or soft drinks.

Returning your gown:
Gowns must be returned to Ede & Ravenscroft no later than 3pm. 

Official Merchandise:
If you’d like to buy a bear, t-shirt, or more, to commemorate your time with us, you can find all of our official Graduation merchandise here: http://firstclasshonours.com/university-centre-farnborough-28-c.asp

Directions to GLive:
Please check the GLive website for information on directions and parking.

Need further help?
Contact us: Email: graduation@farn-ct.ac.uk | Telephone: 01252 407062