Graduation 2023

Graduation 2023 is scheduled to take place on Friday 3 November 2023 in The Great Hall at the Guildhall. The ceremony is for graduating students and their families and guests. We will be celebrating the achievements of our graduating students by presenting them with their awards, as well as Honorary Fellowships, Gold Medals and special prizes.

Students expecting to graduate are reminded to ensure that all of their contact information held by the School is up to date and to check their student email accounts regularly, including after their studies have finished, for updates and information regarding the 2023 graduation ceremony. 

Students were invited to register their tickets online and are advised to check their student email account for further details.


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Ceremony details

The timings for the Graduation Ceremony on Friday 3 November 2023 are:

Ticket Registration

Ticket registration for Graduation 2023 opened on 7 August 2023 at 00.00. All eligible graduates did receive an email from Registry ( inviting them to visit the online booking system. Please look out for this email, ensuring to check your spam folder. If you have not received this email and believe you are eligible to attend the 2023 graduation ceremony please contact

The online booking system closed on Friday 20 October at 23.59.

When registering, please check that all of the pre-populated information is correct (including student ID, name and programme of study). All students are required to book to attend. Student tickets are free. You will be asked to specify how many guest tickets you would like to purchase (a maximum of 3 for the morning ceremony and 2 for the afternoon ceremony in the first instance).  All guest tickets will be charged at £25 each.

Any remaining guest tickets have been allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, including those wishing to buy additional guest tickets. The online booking system for extra tickets opened on Monday 2 October 2023 and closed on Friday 20 October 2023.

Students unable to attend Graduation Day should email Registry with the address to which their certificate should be sent. They can also email if they wish their name to be read out at the ceremony.

If you have any queries (including advice on access/wheelchair spaces), please contact

Robing and official photography

Tempest Flyer.pdf
Ede & Ravenscroft Gown flyer.pdf

The booking for robing opened on Monday 7 August 2023 and closed on Friday 20 October. Robing booked after 13 October 2023 may incur additional charges. Students may apply for a robing refund up to 7 days before the ceremony takes place.

Official photography can be booked in advance or on the day.

Alumni community

Once you graduate, you will automatically become a member of the Guildhall alumni family. You are joining a global community that includes thousands of members spread across the globe, who continue to make an impact on society with the craft training and skills they learned at the School. As a Guildhall graduate, you will receive a range of benefits, including regular e-newsletters, programmes of events and information about careers opportunities.

You can change your contact preferences at any time through the website.

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