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Photography Styles


Photography services are available before the ceremonies.  If you would like to have photographs taken in the professional studios, to avoid disappointment, you should arrive leaving enough time to robe, register and have photographs taken. 

Classic Service

The 'Classic' service conventional photography and will take place in a studio against a standard backdrop. This style of photography is traditional and can be used for individual or group photographs. As there are a large numbers of these studios set-up at the ceremonies you do not book in advance for this services.

Studio b3

This is a bespoke service which will provide contemporary photography in a darkened studio with customised lighting. 'Studio b3' will offer graduands and their guests a personalised service with more studio time and a range of hand-crafted frames. To complete these bespoke frames graduands will be offered the choice of black and white or colour photographs, and black & white overlays. This style of photography can be used for individual or group photographs.


It is not possible to order packages in advance, however you may find it helpful  to view the available packages and prices on the H Tempest website.

Graduation Photography


Photography at the Graduation Ceremonies

UCL’s appointed graduation photographers offer two styles of photography, the Tempest 'Classic Service’ and ‘Studio b3’. For more information about styles and a guide to packages and prices please refer to the H Tempest website (link)

The photography studios will only be open before your graduation ceremony so it is important that you arrive early enough to have pictures taken. If you would like to have the 'Classic' photographs please factor in a bit of waiting time.

Please view the venue guides to see where the photography studios will be based.

'Studio b3' will be available at your graduation ceremony by pre-booked appointment only.

For the graduation ceremonies taking place on 04 July 2014 the appointments for 'Studio b3' have all been filled but please check for cancellations on the day at the H Tempest Sales Desk in the 'Marketplace' (Royal Festival Hall Level 2, Green Side).

If you are attending a graduation ceremony between 26 August - 05 September and are interested in having 'Studio b3' photography please download, complete and return this booking form.

Non-Ceremony Photography


Non-Ceremony Photography

These sessions provide graduands with an opportunity to have professional photographs taken in academic dress with friends, family or colleagues.

They are the perfect opportunity to have photographs with a group of friends before you go your separate ways.

The Non-Ceremony Photography session is strictly by appointment only. Appointments will be allocated on “first come first served” basis.

For these sessions UCL provides the correct academic dress to wear in the studio. Please note the robes can not be removed from the studio.

Next Session

There will be a session in November. We will release information about this session in October. If you wish to be on the mailing list for the November session please email

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Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Congratulations! You have or are about to, complete a degree or graduate diploma at UCL.

Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement. It is a time to get together with family, friends and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.

The best way to get the most from your day is to plan!


H Tempest Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)1736 752 411

Fax: +44 (0)1736 751 574