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Staff Attendance at UCL Graduation Ceremonies

It is with pleasure that we invite all academic staff to attend UCL's 2014 Graduation Ceremonies and represent their department as part of the Academic Procession. It is very special to both our graduands and their guests to share this memorable occasion with the staff who have supported them throughout their time at UCL. On their behalf we do encourage you to participate in these important UCL events.

When are the 2014 Graduation Ceremonies?

We will be holding a total of 27 graduation ceremonies this year. There will be two ceremonies on 04 July 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall. The other 25 ceremonies will take place from 26 August 2014 - 05 September 2014 in our venue in Bedford Square Garden.

To help you to identify which ceremony to attend you will find a complete schedule of the 2014 ceremonies, listing the courses attending each ceremony, by clicking on the 'Graduation Ceremonies - Staff Application' of your Portico homepage

For more information about the venues and access please see our Access and Venue pages.

Confirmation of Attendance

The deadline to confirm your attendance and request academic dress (if required) was 4pm on 09 June 2014.

You should have completed the online application (via Portico) and received an email acknowledging your request.

You will be emailed a confirmation of the details about your ceremony attendance 2-3 weeks prior to the event. We are just about to start emailing staff members attending the graduation ceremonies on 04 July 2014.

If you have not yet confirmed your attendance and wish to check if there is still a possibility to attend please contact Kate Jones urgently on 0207 679 3568 or at


There will be a reception following the graduation ceremony and all members of staff attending the ceremony as part of the Academic Procession will be given access to this.

For ceremonies on 04 July the receptions will take place in the Blue Bar and Green Bar at the Royal Festival Hall. Staff will be issued with a wristband for admission to the reception areas when they arrive at the Green Room. Further details will be sent about this once staff confirm their attendance at these ceremonies.

We have made changes to the receptions for the August and September ceremonies this year following the building works set to take place in the Wilkins building. This year the receptions will be held within Bedford Square Garden in a reception structure adjacent to the ceremony structure. Further details will be sent about this once staff confirm their attendance at these ceremonies.

Professional Services Staff Attendance

If you are a member of staff who would like to inquire about a seat in the auditorium please email Kate Jones at

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Congratulations! 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 next graduation ceremonies organised for UCL students will be held in July/August/September 2015. Information about the dates of these ceremonies will be launched here at the end of January 2015.

 Top Five Questions

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