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CU Coventry is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. We offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We also have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. For both students and staff alike, now is an exciting time to join CU Coventry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to attend a graduation ceremony?

This information is only relevant to students who may be eligible for an award from Coventry University. Only students who have completed their full programme of studies, passed all their assessments, and discharged all financial responsibilities to CU Coventry by the specified dates are eligible to attend Graduation.

If you intend to enrol on a further stage of your course (e.g. a top up to honours) or your Assessment Board determines that you have not met the requirements of a Coventry University award, you will not be eligible to attend the graduation ceremony this year.
If you are accepting your award and not continuing on your course you must inform the Academic Registry in writing one month before the date of your ceremony.


Can I graduate in July if I have a resit assessment?

No. Any students who have an assessment during the resit period will instead be eligible to graduate in November because resit results will not be confirmed until after the July ceremonies.


I am not sure if I have any outstanding debts to the University, should I check?

Yes. Any student, who has a financial obligation to CU Coventry will not be allowed to attend the graduation ceremony nor to receive their certificate, so you should rectify this at least one month before the ceremony.

Contact the Academic Registry Team via phone: 024 7765 8787 or email:

Can I still attend if I have an appeal in progress?

If your appeal is still in progress you will not be able to attend the Award Ceremony, as attendance will indicate agreement with the award.


How will my name be printed on my Certificate and Diploma Supplement?

Your name will be printed as recorded on CU Coventry’s Student Database. However, you will be given the options to change the order in which the names are printed when you register online.

It will not be possible to change your name in any way after your certificate has been printed.


Where is my graduation ceremony?

All ceremonies will take place in Coventry Cathedral. 


When is my graduation ceremony?

The exact timing of your ceremony will depend on your programme of study.  It is not possible to change to attend another ceremony within a ceremony period. See schedule for dates and timings of ceremonies.


How do I order my gown? 

Gowns, hoods and hats must be ordered online via the Ede and Ravenscroft website. Note that Ede and Ravencroft have a deadline for ordering gowns of about 10 days before the ceremony.


Where do I collect my tickets and hired gown from?

Tickets and hired gown should be collected from the Main Hall, Foundation campus on the day of your ceremony. Remember to bring some photographic ID and your gown hire receipt with you. See our campus map for directions.


How many guests can I bring?

All graduands are guaranteed two free guest tickets for their ceremony once you have registered. We must abide by the Cathedral’s fire regulations which require every guest to be allocated a seat inside the Cathedral.

Should you have any guests travelling from overseas, we would encourage them not to book flights before you have received official confirmation of your award. CU Coventry will not held responsible for any costs incurred by your guests.


Will I be allowed to sit with my guests?

No. Seats for graduands are allocated and labelled on the left-hand side of the Cathedral; guests are seated on the right.


Extra tickets

Unfortunately there are no extra tickets available for any of the ceremonies taking place this year. However all ceremonies will be streamed live on our website and shown in the Square One Cinema (inside TheHub) for those guests who do not have tickets.


What if my plans change and I realise I can no longer attend my ceremony?

It is imperative that you inform the Academic Registry if you are no longer able to attend your ceremony.


What happens if I am late for my ceremony?

It is extremely important that you arrive on time for your ceremony. The ticket desk will close 45 minutes before the start time of each ceremony. The doors to the Cathedral will close 15 minutes before the start time of each ceremony. If you are delayed for any reason, please telephone the Academic Registry.


Do I need to register if I am not attending my ceremony?

Yes. You must register by contacting the Graduation team at even if you wish your degree to be conferred in absentia.


How long does each ceremony last?

Each ceremony lasts for approximately 1 hour. During that time you and your guest(s) should remain in your seats and refrain from drinking or eating. Please ensure that your mobile phones are switched off.


Are children allowed to attend the ceremony?

Whilst we do allow well-behaved children to attend, we advise that the ceremony is unsuitable for children under 10 years of age. If a child does attend as a guest, please ensure that they are accompanied by another adult as they will not be allowed to sit with a graduand. Anyone causing noise or disruption will be asked to leave.

Please note: any child regardless of age will require a ticket to comply with fire regulations in the Cathedral.

Graduation Celebrations 

Are there any further celebrations planned for my degree ceremony day?

After you have graduated celebrate in style at your Graduation After Party.

Held at St. Mary's Guildhall, the magnificent medieval interiors and fine artworks offer a window in to Coventry's glorious and fascinating past. Mark this special occasion with your coursemates, tutors, family and friends.

Your After Party will include canapés and refreshments, music and a fun photo booth with free commemorative photos to take away. You will also receive a commemorative badge to remember your time at CU Coventry. Our Careers & Employability Team will also be available at the event to advise and guide you on the next steps in your career. Come and celebrate your achievements.

Register online today.


In the event that any or all of the Graduation ceremonies have to be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed, CU Coventry/Coventry University cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred.

CU Coventry/Coventry University graduation ceremonies are considered to be public events. There may be a university photographer present and by attending you give us permission to use any general crowd photos you appear in for marketing purposes.

CU Coventry/Coventry University does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for:

  • Any loss or damage to any personal property left unattended during an event organised by the university unless caused by the negligence of the university or its employees; or
  • Death or any personal injury suffered by you at a university event unless caused by the negligence of the university or its employees.