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Graduation 2018

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On Graduation Day
PGCE/PGDE students

Dear Graduand,

Congratulations on your success in reaching this stage of being so close to graduating. Good luck with your remaining assessments.

Graduation is a joyous time when we can all celebrate each other’s successes and achievements. It is also a time for reflection and contemplation. We give thanks to those that have, in some way, helped you on your journey. We reflect on the support of fellow students, staff, friends and family, whose encouragement and dedication have been so vital during your studies.

I wish you luck in your future careers and hope you go forward as proud alumni of one of the UK’s Gold-standard universities*. I am sure you will return to your home with fond memories of Liverpool Hope and the people here. Can I encourage you to stay in touch with fellow classmates and lecturers through our Alumni Association, which presently has thousands of members spread across the world.

I look forward to celebrating this important event in your time at Liverpool Hope and to the ceremony itself in the magnificent setting of Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral.

With best wishes,

Professor Gerald J. Pillay
Vice-Chancellor & Rector

*As rated in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework

Publication of results

Undergraduate students

Final results for undergraduate students will be published in the Student Records Management system (SRM) on Tuesday 26th June.

Postgraduate students

Final results for postgraduate taught students will be published in the SRM system from Friday 29th June.

PGCE/PGDE students

Final results for PGCE students will be published in the SRM system on Monday 9th July.

Graduation day dates

The summer graduation ceremonies will be held on:

  • Friday 13th July (PGCE/PGDE students only)
  • Tuesday 17th July
  • Wednesday 18th July
  • Thursday 19th July

Unfortunately you cannot change the day on which you will be graduating.

You will be offered up to two guest tickets, in addition to your own, for the Graduation ceremony at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ

For a full list of which subjects will be graduating each day, please download the Summer Graduation 2018 Breakdown of Days document.

PGCE/PGDE students, please note there will be three ceremonies taking place at 10.00am, 12.30pm and 3pm. To check which ceremony to attend, please refer to the Student Management System. Unfortunately we cannot change the time of your ceremony. You will receive up to two guest tickets, in addition to your own for the Celebration event.

Confirm your attendance

A message has been sent to your ‘in-tray’ in the SRM system asking you to confirm your attendance at the ceremony. You must do this no later than Monday 4th June.

If you do not confirm your attendance, by this date, we will assume that you do not wish to attend the ceremony in person and your award will be conferred in your absence.

Please ensure that you complete the task, even if you will not be attending the ceremony, so that we can check our records and can post your certificate to you.

Order your cap and gown

You must order your cap and gown from Ede and Ravenscroft no later than Friday 15th June 2018. You can do this online at www.gownhire.co.uk. You should be aware that you will be asked to remove your Cap and Hood when you arrive at the Cathedral as you will be formally “Hooded” when you cross the Platform to be conferred to your degree.

Book your Graduation photographs

Ede and Ravenscroft offers a professional portrait service for both individuals and groups. They will attend the Graduation day events and will set up a studio in the Sports Hall, Hope Park, from 8.30am to 7pm.

To avoid queuing you can book photography in advance at www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk 

Book your Graduation Lunch

If you would like to book tickets for you and your guests for the Graduation lunch at Hope Park you must book them through Liverpool Hope’s Online Store, no later than Friday 10th July.

On making a successful booking you will be issued with an e-ticket, please print this and bring it with you on the day of your Graduation. (It will not be possible to purchase tickets for this event on the day so book early to avoid disappointment.)

Not sure if you can attend?

Under University rules, candidates are required to attend in person to be admitted to their award, but sympathetic consideration will be given to an application for admission in absentia.

If you do not know whether you will be able to attend the ceremony, you should complete the online booking form on the assumption that you will be present to receive you’re award in person. If you subsequently wish to be admitted in absentia, or defer your ceremony to a later date, you must email graduation@hope.ac.uk

You should assume that applications for admission in absentia have been approved unless you hear to the contrary. After the ceremonies, the certificate and a copy of the appropriate programme will be posted to you by registered mail. Students who initially apply to be admitted to their degrees in absentia and who subsequently change their mind and wish to attend the ceremonies to be admitted to their award in person, should be aware that whilst every effort will be made to allow them to do so, it may not always be possible.

Student Debtors

Students who owe more than £200 of academic debt to Liverpool Hope University will not be allowed to graduate, either in person or in absentia, until the debt has been paid (this includes library fines and outstanding book loans).

If you find yourself in this position, at the earliest possible opportunity, please contact:

  • a member of the Finance Team on 0151 291 3339
  • for library fines a member of the Library Team on 0151 291 2000

Degrees will be conferred in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ.

Entrance to the ceremony will not be possible without a ticket of admission.

Ceremonial tickets for Graduands and guests are to be collected in person on the day of your Graduation from the Gateway Foyer, Hope Park (8.30am-1.00pm). Please have your ID card with you for personal identification. Each Graduand will be issued with the relevant number of guest tickets to ensure we comply with the health & safety regulations for the Cathedral. Additional guests are welcome to watch the ceremony in Our Place where the ceremonies will be Broadcast Live through the website and refreshments will be available.

NB: No tickets will be issued by post.

Daily Programme of Events - 17th, 18th and 19th July 2018

TimeTask
8.30am
onwards

Ticket collection commences in the Gateway Foyer, Hope Park.

Robing commences in the Sports Hall, Hope Park.

Official portrait photography commences in The Sports Hall, Hope Park.

Collection of tickets and gowns will take place throughout the morning.

10am Service of Thanksgiving and Presentation of Prizes in Hope Chapel.
11.30am Reception on The Library Quad, including an opportunity for you and your family and friends to meet your Subject Tutors. A complimentary glass of wine or juice will be available.
12pm

Official group photograph on The Library Quad.

(Please be prompt to avoid unnecessary delays and disappointment).

12.30pm Graduation Lunch in the EDEN Arbour Room.
2.30pm Final admittance to the Cathedral. 
3pm Ceremony begins.
4.30pm approx Ceremony ends.
7pm Gowns must be returned to the Sports Hall by 7pm, or left at the Cathedral with a member of Ede & Ravenscroft.  You are responsible for the return of your own gown.

Note: Rooms may be subject to change. Please check for updates.

Awards will be conferred in Hope Chapel, Hope Park. Entrance to the ceremony will not be possible without a ticket of admission.

Ceremonial tickets for Candidates and guests are to be collected in person on the day from the Gateway Foyer, Hope Park.

Please have your ID card with you for personal identification. Each Candidate will be issued with the relevant number of guest tickets to ensure we comply with the health & safety regulations for the Chapel. Additional guests are welcome to watch the ceremony in Our Place where the ceremonies will be Broadcast Live through the website and refreshments will be available.

NB: No tickets will be issued by post.

Programme of the day - 13th July 2018

TimeTask
8.30am onwards

Ticket collection commences in the Gateway Foyer, Hope Park.

Robing commences in the Sports Hall, Hope Park.

Official portrait photography commences in The Sports Hall, Hope Park.

10am Award ceremony commences in Hope Chapel.
11am Refreshments will be served in the Eden Building.
12.30pm Award ceremony commences in Hope Chapel.
1.30pm Refreshments will be served in the Eden Building.
3pm Award ceremony commences in Hope Chapel.
4pm Refreshments will be served in the Eden Building.
7pm Photography and Gowning rooms close. You are responsible for the return of your own gown. Late returns may be charged.

Note: Rooms may be subject to change. Please check for updates.

Contact us

If you still have questions please email: graduation@hope.ac.uk 

(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).