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Class of 2023

Congratulations to the class of 2023!

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2023 will be held 20-21 July 2023 at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth. Registration will open in March 2023.

Graduation is the culmination of all your hard work while studying at Arts University Bournemouth and BPC. Our graduation ceremonies mark this important milestone with a truly memorable occasion at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre.

We’re looking forward to celebrating your graduation with you!

Class of 2022

Watch our 2022 Graduation highlight video below.

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Graduation FAQs

We've answered some questions you might have about our graduation ceremonies
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Costs – planning ahead

Please be aware there are some additional costs associated with participating in Graduation. We appreciate that students are often on...
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Guest tickets

Each graduand is entitled to bring a maximum of two guests to attend their ceremony. These guest tickets can be purchased for £25 each...
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Gown hire and photography

Once you receive your invite to register for graduation, you may book your gown, hood and cap. We recommend hiring these directly...
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Venue and live video stream

Graduation ceremonies will be held at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre which is in the town centre. A Video live stream will also be...
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Graduation terms and conditions

Please read this section carefully as your registration and (if applicable) purchase of guest tickets for your graduation ceremony is...
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Graduation day

Graduation Day is a milestone event and most guests and graduands choose to wear smart attire to commemorate the importance of the day.
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Filming and photography

We'll have our in-house photographers circling throughout the event capturing those special moments of your day.
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We've collected photos and videos of the AUB graduation ceremonies from over the years, which are free for you to download and enjoy