Graduation Venues and Schedules

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Itinerary and venues

Two hours before the ceremony – sign-in, collect your tickets and academic dress

Location: Vinson Building, Hunter Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EG

When you arrive for your graduation the first thing to do is head to the Vinson Building to sign-in, collect your tickets and pick up your academic dress. Sign-in will open two hours before your assigned ceremony and close an hour before the ceremony starts. All graduands must have signed in. Latecomers will not be admitted to the Ceremony.

45 minutes before the ceremony – church doors open

Location: St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Castle Street, Buckingham. MK18 1BS

Once you’re dressed in your academic robes make your way to St Peter and St Paul’s Church for the Ceremony. All guest and graduands should be seated at least half an hour before the start of your assigned Ceremony.

During the ceremony

Location: St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Castle Street, Buckingham. MK18 1BS

Graduands will be given a seat number when they sign-in, it’s important that you sit in the right seat as this is the order than names are called.

Ceremonies usually last about an hour.

After the ceremony – reception

Location: Beloff Lawn

After the Ceremony, you will be directed towards the Beloff Lawn for the reception. Where you can meet your guests, take photos and congratulate friends.

After the reception, you must remember to return your cap and gown to the Vinson Building.

March/April 2023 Ceremonies

Click on your ceremony below for more details.

Thursday 30 March 2023

Ceremony 1 - Thursday 30 March 2023 at 13:00

School

  • Humanities & Social Science

Schedule

  • 11.15 – 12.15: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 12.15: Church doors open
  • 13.00: Ceremony
  • 14:00 Reception

Ceremony 2 - Thursday 30 March 2023 at 16:00

School

  • Computing, Psychology, Allied Health & PG Medicine

Schedule

  • 14.15 – 15.15: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 15.15: Church doors open
  • 16.00: Ceremony
  • 17.00 Reception

Friday 31 March 2023

Ceremony 3 - Friday 31 March 2023 at 10:00

School

  • Law

Schedule

  • 8.15 – 9.15: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 9.15: Church doors open
  • 10.00: Ceremony
  • 11.00: Reception

Ceremony 4 - Friday 31 March 2023 at 13:00

School

  • Business

Schedule

  • 11.15 – 12.15: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 12.15: Church doors open
  • 13.00: Ceremony
  • 14.00: Reception

Saturday 1 April 2023

Ceremony 5 - Saturday 1 April 2023 at 10:00

School

  • Education

Schedule

  • 8.15 – 9.15: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 9.15: Church doors open
  • 10.00: Ceremony
  • 11.00: Reception

Ceremony 6 - Saturday 1 April 2023 at 13:00

School

  • National College of Education (NCE)

Schedule

  • 11.15 – 12.15: Sign-in, ticket and gown collection
  • 12.15: Church doors open
  • 13.00: Ceremony
  • 14.00: Reception