Bournemouth University

Award ceremonies

Celebrate your achievement with BU at our annual awards ceremonies, hosted each November, where you can formally receive your award in the company of friends, family and fellow graduates.

Dates What's Happening Details
All year BU Assessment Boards take place Your results letter will confirm if you are eligible to attend the ceremonies, based on the date and decision of the Assessment Board.
March Ceremony dates and times confirmed You can find details of your Faculties ceremony date and time on the Awards ceremony dates web page and you can also join the
BU Graduation 2015 Facebook event.
July - September Invitations emailed to BU and personal email addresses Please make sure we have the correct contact details for you and keep an eye on your inbox. You will only receive your invite once you are eligible to attend.
July - October Student Registration Register online to let us know you are coming and book your guest tickets.

If you are not coming you still need to register so we can arrange for you to receive your certificate
July - October Gown Hire with Ede & Ravenscroft Please arrange your gown hire at least 3 weeks before the ceremony week. You must wear a gown representing your BU award to cross the stage.
July - October Finishing Touches These are some optional extras to consider for your ceremony... Graduation Ball tickets, Graduation merchandise, Souvenirs, Official Photography, Accommodation.
November Ceremonies take place

Graduation Ball

Ceremonies last approximately 2.5 hours and vary according to the number of attendees.
Graduation Ball to conclude the grad week events.
November onwards Certificates issued to those who did not attend the ceremony If you registered to tell us you were not coming your certificate will be sent during the ceremony week, otherwise please complete the request your certificate form.

We look forward to helping you celebrate your success. In the meantime, please keep checking these pages for updates for our next ceremonies; you will find lots more useful information via the links on the right.

In this section

Hiring your gown

Please ensure you have hired the correct academic dress for your ceremony. Find out more here.

Crossing the stage

See what happens when you cross the stage.

Award Ceremony dates

All of our dates are available here.

Your Award

Explaining the different documents you receive as part of your Award.

Request your Certificate

If you have not received your certificate and haven't contacted us recently, please complete the form.


Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions.

Graduation 2015 Merchandise

Don't miss out on your mementoes of your time at BU.

BU Graduation 2015 Facebook event

Join the BU Graduation 2015 Facebook event and keep up to date on the latest information.