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.

The next BU Awards Ceremonies will take place between Tuesday 4 - Friday 7 November 2014 at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).

Students eligible to graduate at these ceremonies should note the timetable below:

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 school's ceremony date and time on the Awards ceremony dates web page.
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, Souvenirs, Official Photography, Accommodation.
November Ceremonies take place Ceremonies last approximately 2.5 hours and vary according to the number of attendees.
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.

Grad Ball Graduation hoodies

Friday 7 November, 2014, O2 Academy, Bournemouth

The Graduation Ball is an evening of sophistication to officially celebrate your newfound graduate success. The formal, black tie reunion is the chance to reacquaint yourself with classmates and friends before going your separate ways for life after university. The Graduation Ball is organised by the Students' Union at Bournemouth University.
Tickets available now, priced £16 + booking fee.
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit »
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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.


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