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Academic dress for graduation

All students receiving an award must wear academic dress, which can be ordered from Ede and Ravenscroft once the booking system is open from 26th May 2023, 12 pm (BST).

Order your gown

Please note that there is limited availability of gown hire on the day so we recommend you ensure you book your gown by the 25th June 2023, 11.59pm (BST)

Graduands should wear their gowns and hoods throughout the ceremony. Mortarboards should only be worn when processing out of the Cathedral. Please do not wear your mortarboards when you enter the Cathedral.

In addition to academic dress, all graduands should wear smart formal wear to their ceremony.

We warmly encourage students to wear their traditional and/or cultural dress to graduation if they wish to. 

Your gown will then be available for collection at St Vincent's Centre, The Passage, Hinsley Room, 5th Floor, Carlisle Place London SW1P 1NL, on the day.

Gown hire costs

Undergraduate: Foundation, Bachelors, Certificates, and Diplomas

  • £49.50

Postgraduate: Master's, PGCert, PGDip, and PGCE

  • £56


  • £64

Staff graduands

Please contact so that the team can arrange your two complimentary guest tickets and gown hire with the supplier.