What’s been happening in the Graduation office?

by Bethany Lincoln. 0 Comments

It’s been just over a month since ticket bookings first went live for the 2019 Graduation Ceremonies here at Hallam, so it’s time for a few updates to see how the month is going!

Firstly, we want to remind you that tickets are not booked on a first-come, first-serve basis and if you’re still waiting for some results you won’t be able to book yet – so if you’re still unable to book please don’t worry! Everybody has the chance to book the amount of tickets they want before the booking deadline closes on 25th October 2019. We’ll send you an email as soon as you can book. After 25th October, we spend the weekend allocating tickets fairly to all students, so that by Monday 28th October, you should have an email confirming what you have been allocated.

Now time for some facts!

How many students have been cleared?

  • 10,112 students have been cleared to book (so far) for the 2018/9 graduation ceremonies.

How many people have booked so far?

  • 3,403 students have booked for graduation.
  • 14,498 guests have booked for graduation.

How long do we have left?

  • Graduation booking is OPEN for another 52 days (until 25th October).

Any questions please take a look at our website or if you need to speak to someone contact the Graduation Office on graduation@shu.ac.uk.

The Graduation Team

Have you booked your gown yet?

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Graduation bookings opened 3 weeks ago, and last year we posted our first ever video to help with your gown bookings.

We tend to get a few questions about ordering the gowns, specifically when Ede & Ravenscroft ask for the measurements of your head & chest to ensure that the gown and hat will fit. All your queries should be answered in the video below, and we really hope that it is useful!


For any further information on booking your gown, please visit the gowns, photos and videos page on our brand new and updated website.

The Graduation Office



Bookings go live!

by Rachel Measures. 0 Comments

It’s the 1st August and that means graduation bookings have finally opened!

As long as your course is complete and your results agreed and updated on the system, you will receive an email letting you know that you can book and how to book your graduation tickets.

You will need to book your tickets online via My Student Record, you may need to access this directly as My Hallam accounts close down once you finish your course.

Once on My Student Record, go to the My Certificates and Graduation tab, and then in the Graduation container you will see a link to book your tickets.

You may apply for up to 10 guest tickets, but only 3 are guaranteed. Any additional tickets requested will be subject to availability when online booking closes.

Booking for gowns and photography have also opened today, and you can book these through Ede and Ravenscroft, our external supplier.

You have until the 25th October 2019 to get everything booked so don’t feel like you need to rush, and if your results haven’t been finalised, do not panic.

Tickets are not allocated on a first come first serve basis; instead everyone’s tickets are allocated after the deadline date to ensure they are distributed fairly.

So, happy booking everyone! There’s only 101 days until the graduation ceremonies begin! We can’t wait!

The Graduation Office

To all of our fantastic graduates..

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With 7750 graduates, 22 ceremonies and involvement from more than 1500 staff at the University – Graduation is officially over.


Class of 2018 – it’s been a pleasure.

The Graduation Team

What you can expect from the DARO team at Graduation!

by Rachel Measures. 2 Comments

Graduation is just around the corner, and we’re counting down the days before our ceremonies begin next week. I’ll be graduating from the BA (Hons) English Language course on Monday and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Since finishing university, I’ve been working in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), and I can safely say that the team have a lot planned for us graduates! From receiving some free Hallam merchandise, to entering social media competitions, here are some of the things that you can get involved in during your time at City Hall:

  • Post your graduation pictures on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WeAreHallam to receive a FREE photo print from us. Collect downstairs at City Hall
  • Pick up our Snapchat Geofilter at City Hall and Barkers Pool
  • Get your hands on some free Graduation 2018 merchandise
  • Enter our Facebook competitions to win fantastic prizes, worth £300!
  • Find out about what it means to be an alumni and what support is available to you after graduating

The DARO team will be based in the City Hall’s ballroom, and you’ll be able to find us by spotting the giant inflatable Hallam ‘H’ that you can take your celebratory photos with – make sure to come and say hello!

We hope you all have a memorable day. Roll on graduation fortnight 😊