Confirm your attendance and buy guest tickets

How do I confirm my attendance?

As a graduate, you do not need to buy a ticket to attend your ceremony, but you must confirm your attendance. This can be done using the My Graduation tile on your e:Vision, which will appear on eVision at 2pm GMT on Monday 12 September and remain live until 2pm GMT on Monday 24 October 2022. We will also send you an invitation and direct booking link to e:Vision.

Confirming your attendance is free of charge and must be done by 2pm on 24 October 2022 if you are planning to attend. If you have not confirmed your attendance by this date, we will assume you do not wish to attend.

How do I purchase guest tickets?

Once you have confirmed your attendance, you will be able to purchase a maximum of two guest tickets. These are required for entry to the ceremony and the post-ceremony reception. Each guest ticket costs £25 and includes a souvenir programme and complimentary drink at the post-ceremony reception.

Guest tickets are available to purchase via the My Graduation tile on your e:Vision between 12 September and 24 October.

I would like to purchase more than two guest tickets

At 12noon GMT on Thursday 27 October bookings for extra guest tickets will open via e:Vision.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we'll have additional guest tickets available for every ceremony. Any extra tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that we are unable keep a waiting list for guest tickets or consider any exceptional circumstance. We will publish on these webpages ceremony ticket availability.

All of our ceremonies will be live streamed via our webpage for friends and family to watch from home.

Can I defer my graduation ceremony?

Yes, all students have the option to defer their graduation ceremony until the next ceremony period (July 2023). If you would like to defer your ceremony, you must confirm this in writing to us via email including your ARU SID.

When will I receive my guest tickets?

You will collect your guest tickets from the check-in desk on the day of your ceremony. Please note, guest tickets are not transferable between graduates. You will be asked to present your ticket confirmation receipt (printed from e:Vision) on collection of your tickets.

Seating

Graduands will be seated separately from their guests and will be seated in the order in which their names are called to cross the stage. Each row will be directed to the stage at the correct time by our Conferment staff.

Guest tickets do not have allocated seat numbers and your guests will be directed to the best available seats on the day. If your guests arrive late or separately, it may not be possible to seat them together.

If you, or any of your guests, have any special seating requirements please indicate these when purchasing tickets via e:Vision. Special seating requirements will be based on your requirements and will not necessarily be at the front. We will endeavour to accommodate all requirements.

To avoid disrupting proceedings, guests are asked to remain in their seats for the duration of the ceremony.

Children at the ceremony

We know that it is not always possible to make alternative childcare arrangements, but we do advise against bringing any young children to your graduation ceremony as they are long and formal occasions where children are likely to become bored and restless.

Children over two years old who do attend must have their own seat and you will be required to pay full price for their tickets.

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guest and are your responsibility. It is not possible for children no matter their age to be seated with graduates, so please ensure they have a chaperone with them at all times. If they are not accompanied by a suitable adult guest, you will be asked to leave so that you can care for them and you will miss your Graduation ceremony.

Children/babies in arms under the age of two may enter free of charge but will need to collect a ticket on the day, and they are required to sit on the lap of an accompanying adult guest. Buggies and seat carriers are not permitted in the venues.