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Additional Information

Prayer Facilities at the 04 July 2014 Graduation Ceremonies

If you require prayer facilities on 04 July 2014 whilst attending your graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall please go to the UCL Information Desk, which will be located on Level 2, and the staff there will direct you to the room set aside for this.

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.


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 2014 UCL Graduation Ceremonies, including children, must have their own ticket. There are no concessionary prices.

July Ceremonies

The Graduation Ceremonies and Receptions being held on 4 July 2014 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.

We have also created a Venue Guide to help you navigate the building.

Aug/Sept Ceremonies

If your graduation ceremony is taking place this summer between 26 August and 5 September 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 information about access to and around the venues please refer to our Access Guide.

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!

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.