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  • Graduation

    Covid-19 and the 2020 Graduation ceremonies

    The University has taken the decision to postpone the June and September 2020 Graduation ceremonies until further notice in light of the current restrictions around social-distancing and international travel. This decision has not been taken lightly, but the uncertainty around international travel will affect a lot of our students and their families and we cannot be certain that such a large event would be permitted by that time. We are now planning for the ceremonies to be held at a later date and will make a further announcement when the situation is clearer. 


    Students who have bought guest tickets can request a refund by emailing graduation@brookes.ac.uk. We ask you to please be patient as this process is manual and it may take up to a week for you to receive the refund.

    Gown hire

    If you wish to hold your gown hire booking until a new date is confirmed, you do not need to do anything. 

    Ede and Ravenscroft is offering a new service for students based in the UK whose ceremony has been cancelled, but who wish to have a photograph of themselves in academic dress. Students can hire their academic dress for their own photographs with loved ones and family members. Gowns will be supplied to students with UK addresses and then returned via a Freepost return bag, at no extra cost to the price of the original hire. 

    Cancelling gown hire and photography

    Students who wish to cancel their gown hire will need to contact Ede and Ravenscroft direct. Cancellation is subject to a £1.50 fee.

    Students who cannot transfer to another ceremony and do not want to hire the gown for their own photographs can cancel their gown hire or photography pre-order and receive a refund in accordance with Ede and Ravenscroft’s standard Terms and Conditions. 

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