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In addition to below there is more information on our ‘Your Graduation Day’ page.
How much will Graduation cost me?
All students are allocated two guest tickets for friends or family which cost £15 for adults and £7.50 for children (Children aged 3-9 can purchase a child ticket, any children 10 and over will require an adult ticket). You will need to book your gown through WM Northams (link to www.wmnortham.co.uk), the online discounted cost for booking your gown is £39. You may also want to book Graduation Photography through our official photographers Success Photography (link to www.successphotography.com).
How many guests can I bring?
For more information please see this page.
Will additional guest tickets be available?
To see about additional guest tickets see this page.
Where can I park?
Please see this page for parking instructions.
What should I wear?
You will need to book your Graduation gown through our gown suppliers WM Northams. Please note Graduation is a formal occasion so dress in a smart presentable fashion, jeans are not advisable. You may find it useful to wear a buttoned shirt/blouse to which the academic hood can be fastened. Hair grips are also useful to secure your hat.
To see which gown you need please see this page.
What do I do if I or any of my guests have support needs?
For information on support needs please see this page.
Where do I collect my tickets, name card and gown?
Information on your tickets, name card and gown can be found here.
How long will the ceremony last?
Information on the graduation ceremony can be found here.
Are children allowed into the ceremony?
Information on children can be found here.
What do I do if I need a Visa Letter?
If you are an overseas student and would like your family to come to your Graduation you may need a Visa Letter from the university. Your invitation email should suffice as proof for your visa application, however, if you require further help or information please contact:
Faculty of Business & Law – Matthew Spencer M.J.Spencer@leedsmet.ac.uk
Carnegie Faculty – Ben Walsh B.Walsh@leedsmet.ac.uk
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences – Elaine Sadd E.Sadd@leedsmet.ac.uk
Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology – Noushin Aslam N.Aslam@leedsmet.ac.uk
Can I get a refund?
You may cancel your registration and any guest tickets by emailing email@example.com, the deadline for requesting a refund is Wednesday 29 May. Late registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds will normally be processed by 31 August 2013.
We are able to give refunds after 29 May 2013 for the following reasons only:
- You do not successfully complete your course
- You have deferred your course
- You are deferred in components of your course and need to repeat whole or part of the year
- There is another reason why your final award cannot be confirmed in time for graduation
If any of the above apply to you we will be able to refund the cost of your guest tickets. Refunds will be automatically credited using the original payment method used (credit/debit card). Refunds will not be processed until after the Graduation ceremonies have taken place. Refunds are normally processed by 31 August 2013.
Please also contact the following companies for refunds – WM Northams (0870 2401852) for your gown and Success Photography (01293 822 211) for Photographs. You must cancel your booking with them before your Graduation.
What if I am unsure if I am eligible to attend?
Most students attending graduation will receive their final results in June / July.
All students must book their own place and any guest tickets between 1 May and 29 May 2013 to guarantee a student place and guest tickets for the graduation ceremony. If you subsequently do not pass your course we will issue a refund for any guest tickets you have purchased after the ceremonies have taken place.
If you do not book your own place between 1 May and 29 May 2013 you will be charged a late booking for of £50 if you subsequently want to attend graduation. In these circumstances we cannot guarantee you will be able to purchase guest tickets. We therefore advise that you book your place and any guest tickets even if you are unsure if you will be eligible.
Will I receive my certificate on the day?
Yes you will receive your certificate after you have been on stage. If for any reason it is not possible for us to present you with your certificate on the day, you will receive a letter in place of a certificate, which will explain why.
Please note if you do not attend your Graduation you can collect your certificate from Leighton 213, Headingley Campus between Monday 5 August and Friday 9 August. Certificates can only be collected by the graduate unless the nominated person collecting the certificate has a verifiable letter from the graduate authorising them to be able to collect it on the graduates behalf.
If your certificate is not collected by Friday 9 August it will be posted out to the address the university holds for you, therefore, please ensure the University has your most up to date address. If you need to update your address please contact your course administrator, they will then need to update our Awards & Exams team.
Please note it can take up to 8 weeks following your ceremony for your certificate to be posted to you.
For any other certificate related queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that your full name and course will be listed in the ceremony programme and on some of the merchandise products for Graduation. If for any reason you do not wish your name to be included in these materials please contact us by email at: email@example.com by Wednesday 29 May to ensure we remove your details. We cannot guarantee queries received after this date.
Please note, due to data protection we can only discuss Graduation bookings with the graduating student. If you would like someone else to be able to discuss your booking with us you must send us an email stating your name, student ID, course and name of the nominated person. The nominated person will have to confirm your student ID when we speak to them.
What if I cannot make the date of my Graduation?
If you are unable to make your Graduation please contact the Graduation Team who will be able to offer you the next available date for your faculty. If you do not wish to attend your Graduation you can graduate in absentia.
Please note if you do not attend your Graduation your certificate will be posted out to the address the university holds for you, therefore, please ensure via your course administrator that we have your most up to date contact details. Your certificate will be posted out to you within 8 weeks of your Graduation taking place.
Can I graduate if I have University debts?
If you have an outstanding debt with us, you will not be able to attend a graduation ceremony until it has been settled.
If you are in doubt about your debts wish us, please make enquiries as soon as possible with the Leeds Metropolitan's Incomes Office (Room 311 Portland Building, City Campus, Tel: +44 113 81 25950). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do I have to pay for guest tickets?
We are committed to providing our students and guests with the best possible experience on this celebratory day and the guest charge ensures we can deliver this. We do not charge for student places and we do not make a profit from graduations, but rather we subsidise the costs.
The guest ticket price covers free onsite parking, entry to the auditorium and a copy of the ceremony programme. We also provide a free live streaming of all ceremonies enabling all graduates to watch their ceremony after the day as a memento.
Graduation Gown Fund
If you feel that you are unable to attend your graduation due to lack of finances, we are offering 25 bursaries (funded by Wm. Northam) to cover the cost of hiring your graduation gown, hood and hat, for students graduating in Summer 2013.
You will need to demonstrate that you are experiencing financial hardship and will be required to complete an application form.
We will accept applications from students
- who receive a partial maintenance grant from the Student Loans company, please supply a copy of your Student Finance Breakdown for 2012/13
- and/or you can provide evidence of financial difficulties, please supply 3 months’ worth of detailed bank statements including details of any overdraft you may have and any other evidence to support your situation.
These funds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis following a complete application form with supporting documentary evidence.
Students eligible for the Leeds Metropolitan University bursary will not be considered as the bursary you have already received from Leeds Met is greater than this award.
For more information and application form, please contact Anne Leavy, Financial Support Co-ordinator by email: email@example.com.