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Winter Graduation

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Winter Graduation is scheduled for Thursday 25th January 2024, at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

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 November 2023

Quick links

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Daily programme of events
Confirm your attendance
Tickets for your ceremony
How to order a gown and photographs
School and Department receptions
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 graduation@hope.ac.uk.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

The address of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ. You should go to our Hope Park campus first to collect your tickets and gown. 

Daily programme of events

You should firstly collect your tickets and gown from our Hope Park Campus.

The first thing you will need to do when you arrive at Hope Park is to collect your tickets and gown. These will be available from the Eden Arbour Room based on the ground floor of the Eden Building. 

There will be Hope staff around campus to guide you. The Eden Arbour Room will be open from 8.30am. 

Your guests may enter the Eden Arbour Room with you, but may be directed to a separate area whilst you are being robed.

After you have your gown you will either remain in the Eden Arbour Room to have your photograph taken or will be directed out of the room to make your way to the cathedral. 

You are welcome to walk around campus and take pictures. 

The graduation ceremony will commence at 12 noon, and last about one hour and a half. Last entrance to the Cathedral for each ceremony is 20 minutes before the start time. 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.

If you test positive for Covid-19 and are unable to attend, please contact graduation@hope.ac.uk and we can arrange for you to graduate at our Summer Graduation in July 2024.

Confirm your attendance

You will receive notification confirming the time of your ceremony through your SRM. You will need to confirm your attendance.

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 (ie tell us that you will not be attending).

3. Defer receiving your degree to the ceremonies in July 2024.

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

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

Tickets for your ceremony

You will get one ticket for yourself as the Graduand.

For the 2024 Winter Graduation you will get four guest tickets.

You should pick your tickets up from the Eden Arbour Room at our Hope Park campus on the day of graduation.

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 and photographs

Gowns

Order your gown with Ede and Ravenscroft

Please order your academic gown as soon as possible to guarantee delivery. You can order your gown via the Ede and 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 Eden Arbour room at Hope Park  from 8.30am onwards on the day of your ceremony. You may return your gown at the Cathedral or Eden Arbour Room Hope Park directly after your ceremony.

If you require clarification or support in the gown order process, then please contact Jacqui Sanders: sanderj@hope.ac.uk or Martyn Bolam: martyn.bolam@edeandravenscroft.com

Photography

You can book your photographs in advance on the Ede and Ravenscroft website.

Ede and Ravenscroft offer a professional photography service which will also be based in the Eden Arbour room at Hope Park (the same place that you will need to collect your tickets from).  If you are booking photography prior to your ceremony please make sure that you give yourself enough time to get to the main Cathedral entrance for the start of the ceremony. A reminder that the last entrance to the Cathedral for each ceremony is 20 minutes before the start time.

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.

Information on parking at the Cathedral

There are a range of nearby public parking facilities, many of which you can pre-book online. A small number of disabled spaces will be available at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Health and safety regulations mean that there will be no general parking available in the car park. 

University merchandise

University merchandise will be available from the Eden Arbour Room at Hope Park. 

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 careers@hope.ac.uk

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.