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Summer Graduation

Summer Graduations are scheduled for Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July 2024 at Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ.

Graduation is the opportunity for the University to formally recognise the successful completion of your degree. It is also the opportunity for your family and friends to share your success. Please keep checking these pages for the latest updates.

Updated 17th April 2024

Quick links

Information on the ceremonies
Confirm your attendance
Tickets for your ceremony
How to order a gown
How to order you photography
Daily programme of events
Afternoon Tea
Information on parking
Arrangements for graduates and guests with disability requirements
Information on University merchandise
Information on financial matters
Information on Graduate Outcomes

If you have another question about Graduation please email the Graduation Team

Information on the ceremonies

Ceremonies will commence at 3pm and last about one hour and a half.

It is important to note you must ensure you give yourself time to travel to the Cathedral and be taken to your seated area promptly before the start of the ceremony. Last entrance to the Cathedral for each ceremony is 20 minutes before the start time.

We will confirm arrangements relating to Health & Safety nearer the time.

All arrangements associated with Hope graduations are subject to potential change in respect of Government guidance in place at the time of the ceremonies. Please bear this in mind as you make any plans.

Confirm your attendance

You will receive notification confirming the time of your ceremony through your SRM no later than 24th April 2024. You will need to confirm your attendance.

Please note you will not be able to move between ceremonies.

When you go to the SRM to tell us whether you are going to attend please take the opportunity to check the spelling of your name – this is what will be printed onto your certificate so it needs to be correct.

You now have three options as stated below:

1. Confirm attendance at the appropriate ceremony.

2. Receive your degree in absentia (i.e. tell us that you will not be attending).

3. Defer receiving your degree to the ceremonies in January 2025.

You will need to let us know through the SRM which is your preferred option.

Tickets for your ceremony

You should pick your tickets up from the Sports Hall on the day of your graduation.

Due to Health & Safety regulations numbers are limited to two guest tickets per student and there are no extra tickets above your maximum allocation.

Entry to the Cathedral without a ticket will not be possible so please ensure you bring this with you to show at the door with your guests. Children need to be accounted for as a guest and will need a ticket.

We will be able to stream the ceremonies live via our YouTube channel noted below.

The ceremonies will be streamed live via our YouTube channel.

Ceremonies will also be streamed into Our Place bar and kitchen.

How to order a gown

Please order your academic gown as soon as possible to guarantee delivery. You can order your gown via the Ede & Ravenscroft website. Please ensure you hire your gown through the official channel to ensure you have the correct gown for your ceremony. Please note you will not be able to graduate across the stage without the correct gown.

You can collect your gown from the Sports Hall at Hope Park from 8.00am onwards on the day of your ceremony. You may return your gown to the Cathedral directly after your ceremony. Alternatively, gowns may be returned to the Sports Hall at Hope Park.

Order your gown with Ede and Ravenscroft

If you require clarification or support in the gown order process, then please contact Jacqui Sanders: or Martyn Bolam:

How to order your photography

Ede & Ravenscroft offer a professional photography service which will also be based at Hope Park. You can book your photographs in advance on the Ede and Ravenscroft website. If you are booking photography prior to your ceremony please make sure that you give yourself enough time to get to the Cathedral.

If you decide not to attend the ceremony but would like some official photographs taken you can order a gown through Ede and Ravenscroft. This will be delivered by post and you will be able to use a local photographer.

Daily programme of events

Daily programme of events coming soon. 

Afternoon Tea

Make your graduation extra special with a catered graduation package curated by our award-winning catering team! 

Choose to pre order a Luxury Afternoon tea to enjoy with your family and friends before heading to the Cathedral, or pre order an Afternoon Tea for your guests to enjoy while they watch the live-streamed ceremony in the air conditioned Eden Arbour Room event suite later in the day.

Our Luxury Afternoon Teas are served between 12pm–4pm in the Eden Arbour Room where you will be greeted by our front of house team and shown to your private reserved table. Your chosen options will then be served to your table, the Afternoon teas consist of a range of delicious sweet and savoury menu items specially selected and prepared by our award winning chefs.

There will also be a full bar for your enjoyment. Please note all University outlets are cashless. 

Our hand-prepared Afternoon Teas are also perfect for those who cannot attend the ceremony at the Cathedral in person. Served in the same venue as the above and also featuring a private reserved table we would suggest making bookings for anyone attending to watch the live stream from 2pm onwards (Live streaming from the Cathedral commences at 3pm). 

Places for the Afternoon Teas are popular and limited so please do make your booking as soon as possible. 


2024 Graduation Afternoon Tea

2024 Vegetarian Afternoon Tea

Book your afternoon tea here.

Information on parking

Liverpool Cathedral has limited onsite parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you also familiarise yourself with alternative parking options as it is likely that the Cathedral car park will reach capacity each day. 

Arrangements for graduates and guests with disability requirements

If you, or one of your guests has a disability that requires specific arrangements, you should contact and the team will be in touch with you.

University merchandise

University merchandise will be available from the Hope stall at Hope Park in the Sports Hall.

Financial matters

If you are in debt to the University you will not be able to attend the ceremonies. If this applies to you, the Student Finance team will be in contact to help you resolve any such issues before the event.

Be part of the picture

Liverpool Hope needs your responses to help shape the future of Higher Education for years to come. You’ll receive an email from Graduate Outcomes about 15 months after you complete your course with Hope.

It’s a short 10 minute survey to capture the activities and perspectives of graduates like yourselves. You might also get a text from ‘GradOutcome’ or a call to complete the survey over the phone.

To get the best response rate we need to have accurate contact details. Please update your contact details by using this form.

Having your up to date details means we can also keep you in the loop about alumni activity, graduate job opportunities and graduate-level workshops or events too!

The important stuff

HESA have published privacy information for students on how your contact details will be used.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Please note: An application to attend a Graduation event run by Liverpool Hope University constitutes an understanding that the event may be photographed or videoed and consequently you agree that you may appear in Liverpool Hope University's promotional materials.