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Get prepared for your ceremony

Hiring your gown and booking photography

Hiring your gown

Your graduation is a celebration of your achievements and a formal occasion, so you need to wear the appropriate gown and hood. You will be sent information on hiring your academic dress from our official robe makers, Ede & Ravenscroft, when you receive your invitation to your graduation ceremony. 

When booking your gown please have the following details ready:

  • Height
  • Hat size (circumference of your head taken just above your ears)
  • Chest/bust measurements
  • Qualification
  • Date and time of your ceremony.

Collecting your academic dress

The academic dress will be delivered to the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and you should allow ample time before the ceremony to collect it. Further details will be available in the summer.


Booking professional photography

There will be opportunities to take your own photos throughout the day, but if you would like to book professional photography you can do so when ordering your gown.

Graduation FAQs

Graduation FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about the BU graduation ceremonies.

Your award

Your award

Find out about the official documents you will receive and how to get replacements.