How do I hire my academic dress if I am not attending my Alternative Graduation at the University?

Graduands who are unable to attend their Alternative Graduation (whether UK based or overseas) who wish to be included in the Graduation Documentary Film can send a photograph of themselves in smart clothes to the director’s specifications before the date of their Alternative Graduation. Further information on this is to follow. Please remember to register via your student record when invited prior to Thursday 1 July 2021.

Graduands wishing to celebrate graduation from home with their loved ones but in accordance with the latest Government guidelines can order their full academic dress via the William Northam Ship to Home service. This service will be available after the Alternative Graduation ceremonies have taken place at the University. Please complete the enquiry form to check availability, the service and the price by visiting This is a service directly provided by William Northam at a cost to you.

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