This page includes all the relevant information for the Graduation Ceremony on Friday 14 September 2018.


When is the ceremony?

The ceremony will take place at the College in The Rose Theatre on Friday 14 September 2018 in two ceremonies:

Ceremony One – School of DMTA and Postgraduate at 12 noon
(Costume Production, Creative Lighting Control, Lighting Design, Performance Sound, Scenic Arts, Stage Management, Theatre Design, MA Ensemble, MA Ensemble Theatre and PGCLTHE)

Ceremony Two – School of Performance at 2.30pm
(Acting, Actor Musicianship, American Theatre Arts, European Theatre Arts and Online Learning Opera and Theatre Studies)

A rehearsal will be held for both ceremonies. These will be at 11am for the first ceremony and 1.30pm for the second ceremony.
The Ceremony will last approximately one hour and thirty minutes.  You will sit in your own specifically allocated seat with the other graduands. Your two guests will be allocated tickets entitling them to sit elsewhere in the theatre .  Ticketholders for the video link will be shown into the studio.  On the day of the Ceremony there will be ushers and marshals on duty to ensure you are in the right seat and to ensure you know exactly what to do.
We also have a FB page where information will be posted: @RBCgraduation


Registering & Tickets

How do I register to attend the ceremony?
Registration for the event has closed. 

Please e-mail [email protected]  if you have any questions or requirements.




Can I bring guests?

Students are entitled to two guest tickets for the Rose Theatre and can be purchased through the online store. Once the ticket sales have closed please email [email protected]
If you have ordered guest tickets via the online store, the email confirmation of this order will serve as your tickets for the day, so please print a copy off.

What should I wear?
Graduands are advised to wear lightweight, dark clothes under their academic robes.  The gown is quite long (and warm!), reaching to 30cm above the ground.  An academic hood is worn over the top of the gown.  This has a small loop on the front, which allows it to be attached to a shirt button to hold it in place.  The hood can also be held in place by pins, which will be available in the Robing Room.  Mortar Boards can be secured with hair grips if necessary.

Do I have to pay to attend the ceremony?
A graduation fee is not charged, however you will have to hire or purchase academic robes in order to attend the ceremony.  You must reserve and pay for your academic robes in advance directly with the hire company by clciking on the link below. Ede & Ravenscroft will be available on the day of the ceremony to assist you.

Do I have to pay for my degree certificate?
There is no charge for your official University of Manchester or Rose Bruford College degree certificate.

Do I have to pay for my photographs?
Official photographers will be available on the day from Ede & Ravenscroft. A price list will be available on the day should you wish to purchase the photos.

Where can my guests stay?
There are a wide range of hotels in the area. Below are a selection:
Premier Inn – Sidcup (closest to the campus)
Travelodge – Sidcup
Holiday Inn – Bexley
Marriott Hotel – Bexleyheath

Whom should I contact if I have any queries about graduation?
Please email [email protected]