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RGU July 2019 Graduation!....All you need to know...

By AGoldhawk 03 May 2019

Its that time of year when all your hard work, sweat and tears pays off and you finally get the reward you have been working towards!

Congratulations to all of you who are due to graduate this July!

In order for you to enjoy your special day fully here are a few hints and tips to get you prepared for your big day...





Info on Registration... Gown Hire...Photography...Ceremony and more....

First Things First...

First of all in order for you to graduate you must first register to do so...

You should have received an email inviting you to register for graduation however you can also go to the following link: RGU Graduation Registration July 2019 

Please make sure you do this before the deadline on 12th June 2019!

Graduation Checklist...

  • Read registration information and register online 
  • Return all library books prior to the ceremony
  • Clear any outstanding fees or charges owed to the University library or accommodation services
  • Order academic dress
  • Order photography pack
  • Check date and time of graduation ceremony & plan to arrive 1 hour in advance
  • Find out what the Alumni Network, Library Service and Careers Centre can offer you

Gown Hire...

You must wear full academic dress for the ceremony in order to gain access to the graduation auditorium.

This consists of a gown, hood and (in most cases) a cap. Academic dress is available for hire from Ede & Ravenscroft who are the University’s Official gown supplier. Graduation is a formal occasion and an appropriate standard of dress is required. 

  • Dress option one – black or white dress or, blouse and skirt or trousers.
  • Dress option two – dark suit and white shirt
  • Dress option three – national dress (for example the kilt, with any style of jacket)

Organisers reserve the right to refuse you entry to the ceremony if you are not dressed appropriately. 

Order by visiting Ede & Ravenscroft website at:

  • Facilities for the deaf and hard of hearing or those with speech impairment are available using your textphone - dial 18001 01223 861854 to access the RNID Typetalk System.
  • Graduation gown collection is located at the same location as photography – Location and opening times to be confirmed. The gown hire and photography will open two hours before the start of the first ceremony.

Style of Academic Dress

Recipients of University or SQA HND/HNC awards should be dressed according to the following styles, adopted by the University and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Master of Pharmacy, Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Management Studies are undergraduate courses, and graduands from these courses should choose a bachelor gown, hood and cap.

Gowns

  • SQA HNC/HND: Black cloth in traditional Bachelor style, worn 12" off ground
  • University Diplomas and Certificates (CertHE/DipHE): Black cloth in traditional Bachelor style, worn 12" off ground 
  • Bachelor's: Black cloth in traditional Bachelor style, worn 12" off ground 
  • Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates: Black cloth in traditional Master's style, worn 8" off ground 
  • Master's: Black cloth in traditional Masters style, worn 8" off ground 
  • MPhil: As Masters but with 2 1/2" facings of white University silk 
  • PhD: Black panama in traditional style, fronts and sleeves with white University silk

Hoods

  • SQA HNC: Blue fully lined in gold with an overlap of gold and SQA crest
  • SQA HND: Blue fully lined in gold with an overlap of white and SQA crest 
  • University Diplomas and Certificates (CertHE/DipHE): Simple shape of black, part lined in white University silk 
  • Bachelor's: Full shape of black, part lined in white University silk 
  • Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates: Simple shape of black, fully lined in white University silk 
  • Master's: Full shape of black, fully lined and bound cape edge in white University silk 
  • MPhil: Full shape of black, fully lined and bound cape edge in white University silk 
  • PhD: Full shape of black panama, fully lined and bound cape and cowl in white University silk

Hats

  • Bachelor's: Black cloth mortar board
  • Masters: Black cloth mortar board 
  • PhD: Black cloth bonnet with cord and tassels of white

Blues

  • A gold medallion on a blue ribbon, worn at Graduation recognises students with sporting achievements.

Scarlets

  • A gold medallion on a red ribbon, worn at Graduation recognises students with outstanding society's achievements.

Photography

Success Photography.

Remember your Graduation ceremony by having photographs taken on the day. A high quality photography service for all Graduates attending the Awards Ceremonies is offered by Success Photography.

The photographers will take a professional portrait of you and/or with your family and friends. They also capture you 'on the stage' as you are presented with your award, which can be added to your photography package in advance or can be purchased after the ceremony from Success Photography.

Graduation photography is located at the same location as gown collection – location and opening times to be confirmed.  The photography and gown hire will open two hours before the start of the first ceremony each day.

Photography tips



  • Photography can get busy before and after graduation ceremonies, therefore it is recommended to get photographs taken during other ceremonies. This will limit waiting time.
  • Your individual and / or family photographs are displayed on screen for your approval before being saved 
  • When selection is completed, you are given a receipt to keep with your image reference number
  • Photography opening times will be announced in due course.

To book a photography package in advance, order online now at Success Photography.

Click here to book your graduation photographs

Tel: 01293 822 211
Email: info@successphotography.com



Don’t be a victim of degree fraud

  • Posting a selfie of your degree certificate provides fake certificate websites access to current certificates to copy.
  • Your certificate should be treated as personal and private documents like passports, birth certificates or bank details.

The Ceremony

Students should arrive at the His Majesty's Theatre between 30-60 minutes before the start of your ceremony. Once you have registered you will be directed to your allocated seat. You should be wearing your gown and hood before the ceremony starts. RGU ushers will be on hand to guide you through the ceremony and direct you to the stage when it is time to receive your award.

When you proceed to the stage, do not take anything up on the stage with you, this includes your hat. Your hat must be left at your seat with any other belongings, as you will return to the same seat after you have received your award.

At the end of the ceremony you should vacate the building promptly. You will have the opportunity to meet your friends and family outside the building.

Enjoy the ceremony, it is your special day!

Ceremony Dates

The Summer graduation ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 July at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

9 July 2019Summer Graduation Ceremony - Tuesday 2:30pm

Ceremony for Aberdeen Business School – Undergraduate courses

10 July 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremony - Wednesday 10:30am

Ceremony for Aberdeen Business School – Postgraduate courses and the Law School

10 July 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremony - Wednesday 2:30pm

Ceremony for School of Creative and Cultural Business

11 July 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremony - Thursday 10:30am

Ceremony for School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.

11 July 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremony - Thursday 2:30pm

Ceremony for School of Applied Social Studies, School of Health Sciences, DELTA and CORE.

12 July 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremony - Friday 10:30am

Ceremony for Gray's School of Art and The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment.

12 July 2019

Summer Graduation Ceremony - Friday 2:30pm

Ceremony for School of Computing Science & Digital Media and School of Engineering.

If you have any queries regarding arrangements for your graduation please email in the first instance:

Student Records 
Email: records@rgu.ac.uk
Tel: 01224 262205

For any finance enquiries please contact:

Student Finance
Email: studentfinance@rgu.ac.uk
Tel: 01224 262664

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