These are the key things that need to be done ahead of graduation, it’s important that they are booked in advance.

Book your place

Book your place at Graduation

Reserve your place by Friday 26 July to attend one of the most exciting dates in the NESCol calendar.

While the College will do its best to accommodate late requests, we may not be able to include you in the ceremony if you leave it too late.

Make a change to your booking

To change or update your registration details you can edit your booking online. Alternatively, contact Ede & Ravenscroft on 01223 734759 or complete their contact form.

Ceremony dates and times

Contact with any questions on ceremony dates and times. 

graduate Mercy Brown

Academic gowns

Hire your academic gown

Hire your academic gown at the same time as registering your place at the Ceremony on the Ede & Ravenscroft website. The cost is £37. 

On the day

Ede & Ravenscroft will provide you with your robe at the venue on the day of the Ceremony. 

Dress code

In keeping with academic dress, you are requested to wear a white/light coloured top/shirt/tie and dark skirt/dress/trousers or national dress. 


a group of graduands in their robes applauding

Guest tickets

You can bring up to two guests with you free of charge (please book their tickets through Ede & Ravenscroft at the same time as booking your place).

Additional guest tickets

Additional guest tickets may be released (a small fee will be applied) after the registration closing date has passed. We will be in touch with those who have registered to attend through Ede & Ravenscroft with information how to book these. These will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Infants and children

Children under the age of two can sit on a guest’s knee. Children over that age will require a ticket due to fire regulations.  

graduate Samantha Ross holding small child and standing next to two other people


The College has appointed Ede & Ravenscroft Photography as Official Graduation Ceremony photographers. Official photos can be taken prior to and after the ceremony at your allocated venue.

Order photographs

Order your photographs at the same time as registering your place at the Ceremony and ordering your gown. Alternatively, you can book photography at a later date by logging in to your booking on the Ede & Ravenscroft website.

On-stage photography

All graduates are photographed as they receive their award on stage. You will also have the opportunity to purchase your own on-stage award photograph for £10 on the day. This is taken by Ede & Ravenscroft during the ceremony.


Contact Ede & Ravenscroft on 01223 734759 or complete their contact form with any questions on photography.

graduate Connar Duncan

Get in touch

Email with questions about graduation.