Robe hire

As this is a formal academic event, you can arrange robe hire for your graduation ceremony. Your entire robe package can be booked from 12 September 2022 via Ede & Ravenscroft. Robe package hire consists of gown, hood and mortar board.

We recommend smart, traditional or national dress under your robes. The gowns are quite heavy and will need to be secured to your normal clothes in order to stay in place, so it’s best if you wear a shirt or blouse so that the hood can be fastened onto a button. You may find it helpful to bring some hair clips with you to keep your mortar board secure.

How do I order my robe package?

You can order your robe package from 12 September 2022.

Ordering online

You'll be able to take advantage of an online discount from Ede & Ravenscroft. In order to be eligible for the online discount you need to book your robe package online before the deadline date (details can be found on the Ede & Ravenscroft website).

Ordering by phone

Orders can also be made over the phone by calling 01223 861854. Opening hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Please note that you won't receive the online discount if you order by phone.

All robe package orders made by phone are followed up by a confirmation card sent through the post. Please bring your confirmation card with you on the day.

Facilities for the deaf and hard-of-hearing or those with speech impairment are available using a text phone. Dial 1800 101223 861854 to access the RNID Typetalk system.

How much will my robe package cost (gown, hood and hat)?

  • Graduate Diploma, Diploma HE
    • Online order: £45
    • Phone order: £50
  • Foundation degrees, BA, BSc, BEng, BOptom, LLB, BOst
    • Online order: £45
    • Phone order: £50
  • Postgraduate certificates and diplomas
    • Online order: £45
    • Phone order: £50
  • MA, MSc, LLM, MBA, M Phil, MOst, MFA
    • Online order: £51
    • Phone order: £56
  • PhD, EDD, PRD
    • Online order: £58
    • Phone order: £63

Example Anglia Ruskin graduation robes

Where will I collect my robe package?

For robe hire collection points, check our 'On the day' web page which we'll publish soon.

Is robe hire compulsory?

As this is a formal academic event, you can arrange robe hire for your graduation ceremony. Wearing a robe is not compulsory, but the majority of students do take up this opportunity to celebrate their success. If you decide to wear a robe, it must be an Anglia Ruskin University robe via Ede & Ravenscroft.