Postgraduate graduation ceremony

Where is my postgraduate ceremony?

Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ

When is my postgraduate ceremony?

Postgraduate ceremonies will take place on Tuesday 13 December 2022.


  • Successfully completing your studies means that you have submitted all required assessments, these have been considered and confirmed by the Award Assessment Board, and you have been informed by your faculty that you have passed your course. 
  • If you have completed or will complete your studies between 14 September 2022 and 25 November 2022, you can attend the Postgraduate Ceremony on 13 December 2022 at Plymouth Guildhall.  
  • If you completed your studies prior to 14 September 2022, wish to attend the December ceremony and are unable to book online, please email the Graduation Team.
  • You are not eligible to attend if you have already attended a graduation ceremony for your postgraduate qualification.  
  • You will not be eligible to attend the Guildhall Ceremony in 2022 if you complete your studies after 25 November 2022. You will be invited to attend the next ceremony following successful completion of your award. 

How can I book my tickets?

Book your tickets here
  • The ticket limit is two guest tickets per graduate. Only those with tickets may attend the venue. 
  • You will receive an email confirmation once we have received your booking. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please revisit your booking to ensure it has been completed.  
  • Don’t forget to hire your academic robes prior to your ceremony from J Wippell & Co Ltd. Gown hire will open on Tuesday 25 October 2022 and close on Friday 2 December 2022 (10:00am). Please do not try to book your gowns before this date. (Please note that gowns should be hired, or purchased, only from our official supplier. You will be able to collect and return your gown from Plymouth Guildhall on the day.) 
  • The deadline for ticket refunds is Sunday 27 November 2022. 
  • Please be aware that the ceremonies will be attended by University staff, photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If you, or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please contact the graduation team


10:00 13:15 16:30
Plymouth Business School and School of Society and Culture Plymouth Institute of Education School of Biological and Marine Sciences
School of Art, Design and Architecture Peninsula Dental School School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
School of Society and Culture Peninsula Medical School School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
School of Biomedical Science Academic Partnerships • Hellenic National Defence College • MLA College • MWS – HMTU • RILA Institute of Health Sciences • Royal Marines School of Music
School of Health Professions
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Psychology


Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth, PL1 2BJ  
The Guildhall is accessible for visitors with limited mobility via ramps, there is also lift access to the first floor where the ceremony will be held in the Great Hall. Full access details to the venue can be found here.  

Booking information – Book your tickets here

Ticket prices  

Graduating student – free of charge
0-6 years old – free of charge (children two years old or younger can sit on a guests lap and will not require a ticket)
7-12 years old – £7.50 each
13 years old and over – £15.00 each
Please note that the deadline for ticket refunds is Sunday 27 November (by email to 


Booking opens: Tuesday 25 October 2022 
Booking closes: Sunday 13 November 2022  

You must register your attendance by Sunday 13 November, even if you are not bringing any guests. If you fail to register by this date we cannot guarantee you or your guests’ attendance at the ceremony.  If you or your guests require a visa to attend your ceremony, please contact our Student Services Team.

Ticket collection 

Tickets can be collected from Plymouth Guildhall on the day of your ceremony. Tickets will not be posted to you in advance. 

On the day proceedings (all timings are approximate)

10:00 ceremony Please do not arrive before 08:00 13:15 ceremony Please do not arrive before 11:00 16:30 ceremony Please do not arrive before 14:30
Pre-booked ticket collection from the ticket desk (Please collect your ticket before your gowning or photography.) 08:00 – 09:45 11:00 – 13:00 14:30 – 16:15
Gown collection (First floor balcony – STUDENTS ONLY) 08:00 – 09:45 11:00 – 13:00 14:30 – 16:15
Photography (Drake Room - lower ground floor.) 08:00 – 09:45 11:00 – 13:00 14:30 – 16:15
Entry to the Graduation Hall (Students and guests must be seated 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.) 09:30 – 09:45 12:45 – 13:00 16:00 – 16:15
Ceremony 10:00 – 11:00 13:15 – 14:15 16:30 – 17:30
Gown return (First floor balcony behind the gown collection area) By 16:00 By 17:00 By 18:30


Official photography Tempest Graduation Photography is the official photographer for the ceremonies. Tempest offer a "proof on the day" service which means that you do not need to pre-book. To view a list of packs, frames and products available please visit their website

Academic gowns  

J Wippell and Company is the official gown supplier for the University of Plymouth. All gowns should either be hired or purchased from J Wippell and Company and not from any other supplier.   
Gown booking opens: Tuesday 25 October 2022 
Gown booking closes: Friday 2 December 2022 (10:00)
We are aware of some unofficial gown providers that take payment but do not deliver the gown, or they provide an extremely poor quality garment which may not be in the official university colours. Therefore please use the University’s official gown provider above.