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Celebrating your achievements

Key dates and deadlines

Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies will be held on 20-21 July 2023.

Here's some key information for upcoming deadlines, including registration and gown hire.

Booking Dates and Deadlines

Opening/Closing Date

Graduation registration opens

20 March 2023

Graduation registration closes

12 May 2023

Gown hire opens (E&R)

27 March 2023

Gown hire closes (E&R)

29 June 2023

Portrait photography packages (E&R) – booking opens

27 March 2023

Portrait photography packages (E&R) – booking closes

29 June 2023

Access requirements and Blue Badge holder reserved parking – deadline to submit your requests/requirements

31 May 2023

If you miss the registration deadline, we can’t guarantee you a place at your graduation ceremony. Please check your student email address regularly for notifications and be sure to register on time.

You can register and confirm your attendance without purchasing guest tickets. As a graduand, you don’t need a ticket to attend your ceremony and graduate. You may return to the booking site at any time before the closing date to purchase your guest tickets if you want any.

If you’re hoping to spread out your graduation costs, we’d recommend you book your place early, and come back to buy your guest tickets. Just be sure not to miss that deadline!

Don’t forget, there are additional costs for hiring your gown and (optional) portrait photography. We highly recommend you mark these ordering deadlines in your calendar.

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A theatre full of people in graduation dress, viewed form the back with a stage blurred in the background.


AUB's graduation ceremony is a great time to celebrate your achievements with your family and friends
A large crowd of people, many of them in graduation dress, gather on a beach in front of a pier for a photo.

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...
Students at their graduation celebrating on Bournemouth beach

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...
People in graduation dress gathering on Bournemouth's pier approach.

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...
Three people in graduation dress pose for a photo inside a marquee.

Graduation terms and conditions

Please read this section carefully as your registration and (if applicable) purchase of guest tickets for your graduation ceremony is...
Five people in graduation dress stand on a beach and pose for a photo.

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.
People in graduation dress throw mortar board hats into the air.

Filming and photography

We'll have our in-house photographers circling throughout the event capturing those special moments of your day.
Two people in graduation dress hug.


We've collected photos and videos of the AUB graduation ceremonies from over the years, which are free for you to download and enjoy