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Additional Information


Graduation ceremonies are recommended for children aged 10 years and over as they are long, formal occasions. Children over the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Children and babies under 5 years of age will not be admitted to the graduation ceremonies. Everyone attending the 2015 UCL Graduation Ceremonies, including children, must have their own ticket. There are no concessionary prices.

Religious Facilities at UCL

UCL is a secular institution and, while it recognises the rights of individuals to hold their own religious beliefs, it does not provide facilities for religious worship.

UCL does have a contemplation room for personal meditation open to all. This room is situated in Hut 34, on the path leading from the Bernard Katz Building at the South Junction towards the Henry Morley Building. Its opening hours are 8.30am to 6pm. Users are required to respect the code of practice for using the room, which are displayed. Contemplation Room map.

July Ceremonies

The Graduation Ceremonies and Receptions being held in July 2015 will take place at the Royal Festival Hall located within the Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.

As the Southbank Centre is situated in the heart of London it is well served by all means of transport. We strongly advise you to use public transport to reach the venue. To help you plan your route please use the journey planner on the Transport for London website.

To assist you with understanding the layout of the Royal Festival Hall please refer to the Full Floor Plan Royal_Festival_Hall_Floor_Plan.

August/September Ceremonies

If your graduation ceremony is taking place in August or September 2015, your ceremony and reception will be held in Bedford Square Garden.

Please download our Venue Guide for information about the venues, parking and facilities.

For an informative visual preview of how the 2014 Graduation Ceremonies purpose built structures were constructed use the link:

For information about access to and around the venues please refer to our Access page.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


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.

Need somewhere to stay?

There is no shortage of accommodation in London. The best rates can normally be found on the web. As all graduation and ceremony reception venues are centrally located they are well served by public transport which means you can widen your search.

UCL has a number of bedrooms available for rent over the summer vacation including small doubles at Goldsmid House.  To make a booking please use the following link: