Terms and Conditions

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By submitting the booking form online you, the graduand, agree:

To be seated in the auditorium at least 30 minutes prior to the start time of the ceremony. Two hours 30 minutes should be allowed to register, collect your seat card and robes, and ensure you are seated 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. No graduands will be allowed to enter a ceremony once it has commenced.

  • To bring the printed receipt along with you to be exchanged for your student seat card.
  • To pay any outstanding debts to Anglia Ruskin University in full, by 25 July 2016.
  • To book tickets within the advertised deadlines schedule. Graduands who have not adhered to the deadline dates will not be admitted on the day. 
  • To hire/purchase a gown via our official suppliers, Ede & Ravenscroft, at least 21 days prior to your ceremony.
  • Failure to comply with any of the above terms and conditions will result in your entry to the ceremony being denied.

    We also ask that at the time of booking, any requirements for guests and graduands with special needs, e.g. wheelchair access, sight or sound facilities, are requested on the online booking system. We will make every effort to meet your requirements. However, it may not always be possible for us to accommodate particular needs especially without advance notice.

    Only graduands will be allowed in the registration area to collect seat cards. 

    Please note, tickets are non-transferable.

    If you wish to cancel any (or all) of your tickets, you may do so without penalty before 6 September 2016. Requests for refunds received after the deadline will not be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances which will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to:

    Anglia Ruskin University
    Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services
    Graduation Team
    1st Floor, Ashby House
    Bishop Hall Lane
    CM1 1SQ

    Email: graduation@anglia.ac.uk

    No refunds will be made for cancellations made after 6 September 2016. Refunds will be made to the person who purchased the tickets and not to any third party.

    If you are purchasing tickets online, then the University's Online Terms and Conditions shall apply.

    Data Protection Act 1998

    Please note that the graduation ceremonies of Anglia Ruskin University are regarded as public events. This means that the names of graduands are published in the Graduation programme and audio-visual images of the ceremony are publicly available e.g. through the sale of personalised DVDs and online streaming.

    During the day professional photographers will be taking photographs and these may be used in the University's future promotional literature. Additionally, the names of graduands may be provided to external companies for display on graduation products such as graduation t-shirts.

    If you object to the publication of any of your personal data as described above, you must inform the Conferments team of your objection, in writing, by 6 September 2016.

    Image capture statement

    We would like to inform you that the Anglia Ruskin University Graduation ceremonies will be photographed, videoed and/or otherwise captured in image form. These images and video content may then be used by Anglia Ruskin University for publicity and promotional purposes such as prospectuses, advertising campaigns, websites, exhibition stands, posters, leaflets, national or local press articles etc. It is important to note that if any images are published on the internet, they will be accessible to users from all over the world.

    It is possible that representatives from the press, television or radio may attend the graduation ceremonies and capture their own images for publication or broadcast purposes. Due to the scale of these events we are unable to obtain written consent from each individual attending or working at the events. Therefore, we will assume that whilst participating in these events all persons agree to their image(s) being captured for the purposes stated above.

    If you do object to your image(s) being used in this way please make yourself known to one of the organisers on the day or email prior to attendance.


    In the event that any or all, of the award ceremonies have to be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to circumstances beyond the University's control, we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the said cancellations, rescheduling or postponement.


    All venues comply with current legal requirements. A first aider will also be on duty. Should a student or guest need to use the lifts or require medical assistance, please speak to a member of staff from the venue or an Anglia Ruskin University usher.