Gown Hire

All graduates are required to wear the University’s academic dress.

Please book your gown online here.

You will normally only be able to book your Gown Hire once you have received your invite email.  Please make sure you have also completed our Graduation Booking Form to reserve your tickets.

You will collect your gown on the day of the Ceremony from the Harris Museum (next to the Guild Hall). After the ceremony you should return your gown by 5.00pm. There will be collection points at the Guild Hall and also at the University (Foster Building).

Ceremony Dress Code

Please wear a formal/smart outfit. You are required to wear the University’s academic dress. 

Gowns and mortar boards are black for all graduates excluding PhD graduates who wear grey gowns and bonnets. Hoods are silver grey and black in colour lined with red silk embossed with the University’s red rose logo.

Need help or advice? Please contact the Graduation Team.