Home / Students / Existing Students / Graduation & Awards / Aberdeen Ceremonies

Aberdeen Ceremonies

Graduation Ceremonies

Tuesday 8th October 2019, 11am*
  • HNC Applied Sciences
  • HND Applied Sciences
  • HNC Built Environment
  • HNC Computing
  • HND Computing: Software Development
  • HND Computing: Technical Support
  • HND Digital Design & Development (Web Development)
  • HNC Electrical Engineering
  • HND Electrical Engineering
  • HND Events Management
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering
  • HND Mechanical Engineering
  • HND Social Sciences
  • HND Travel & Tourism
Tuesday 8th October 2019, 3pm*
  • HNC Accounting
  • HND Accounting
  • HNC Administration & Information Technology
  • HND Administration & Information Technology
  • HND Advertising & Public Relations
  • HNC Business
  • HND Business
  • HND Creative Industries: Media & Communication
  • HND Legal Services
Wednesday 9th October 2019, 11am*
  • HND Acting & Performance
  • HND Art & Design
  • HND Coaching & Developing Sport
  • HND 3D Computer Animation
  • HND Creative Industries: TV
  • HNC Fashion Business
  • HND Fitness, Health & Exercise
  • HNC Media Analysis & Production
  • HND Music
  • HND Photography
  • HND Sound Production
  • HND Textiles
  • HND Visual Communication
Wednesday 9th October 2019, 3pm*
  • HNC Care & Administrative Practice
  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • HNC Complementary Therapies
  • PDA Preoperative Practice
  • HNC Social Services

* Please note that although we aim to honour these dates and times, due to numbers attending, we may have to move subject areas to a different time. We will however endeavour to keep the date the same.

On the Day

Arrive in plenty of time! Traffic can be heavy, especially coming into Aberdeen in the morning. The number 11 bus stops outside the hotel.

Directions to DoubleTree by Hilton, 61 Springfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7AQ

Car Parking

Car parking is available at the hotel or on the nearby streets.


Registration opens at the following times:

  • 9:30am for the morning (11:00am) ceremonies
  • 1:30pm for the afternoon (3:00pm) ceremonies


Graduands should make their way to the Sycamore Suite where they will be lined up for their ‘Grand Entrance’ at least 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

Individual seats are not reserved and guests can sit anywhere that is not reserved. Cameras are allowed, but we ask that you refrain from using flash photography. Telephones should be switched off or on silent mode.

We ask that you be seated not less than 15 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony.

The Ceremony

When the ceremony is about to commence guests will be asked to stand for the arrival of the Graduands followed by the Academic Procession. Once they are all seated you will be asked to sit and the ceremony will commence.

The ceremony should take approximately 60 minutes.

Immediately after the ceremony, you will be asked to stand as the Academic Procession leaves.

Graduates will then be asked to make their way out of the atrium, in order, starting from the first row facing the stage. Once the Graduates have all left, guests can follow behind them to the reception area.

Celebratory Reception

To celebrate your achievement, you and your guests are warmly invited to join us for a glass of something fizzy (or soft drink) and cake which will be served in the Sycamore Suite. Alternatively, refreshments may be purchased from the bar.