Graduation Ceremonies


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Where are the September 2024 Graduations taking place?

Royal Festival Hall

Your ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre.

Getting there - Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX. Plan your journey

The Royal Festival Hall is a Grade I-listed venue situated on the banks of the River Thames with stunning panoramic views of the Southbank. With a capacity of up to 2,500 people, the Royal Festival Hall Auditorium is truly stunning and has hosted concerts, award ceremonies and film premieres for over 70 years. 


E-tickets - Students and guests will receive an e-ticket from the Graduation Ceremonies Team which will contain their seat and row number a couple of weeks before the ceremony. All guest seating is numbered and reserved, with seats issued from the front of the auditorium to the back, on a first come first served basis. Student seating will be arranged to put you in the correct order to cross the stage when your name is read. 

Accessibility - Royal Festival Hall is wheelchair accessible, and has a hearing loop is available. You can find out more about accessibility at the venue. You will be able to indicate if you have any additional access needs when getting your guest and student ticket on the Graduation Portal. 

Celebrating on campus - You are able to keep your gown in order to return to UCL’s Bloomsbury campus and take pictures, before dropping your robe at our return point off the Quad. Plan your journey

Find the Graduations Terms & Conditions here, including use of data.