Regrettably our graduation venue has cancelled all events taking place between November 2020 – January 2021 due to uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic. We are currently reviewing other options including the potential for online ceremonies. Further updates and information will be provided here in due course.

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Arden Graduation Ticketing

As an Arden graduate, you’ll be provided with a complimentary ticket to attend your graduation ceremony. You’ll also get the chance to purchase up to two additional guest tickets.

Guest tickets will cost £20 each and can be purchased via the Ede and Ravenscroft website while hiring your gown.

Where can I register for the ceremony and what is the deadline?

You can register to attend your graduation by clicking on the 'click to register' button on the Arden graduation home page.

There may be an opportunity to purchase additional guest tickets nearer to the ceremony date, depending on whether there are tickets remaining. If you’d like more than two guest tickets, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. Please email us on


All graduates will have allocated seating on the day. Guest seating is on a first come, first served basis. 

Children can attend graduation; however, due to the length of the ceremony, we recommend that it may be unsuitable for children under 10 years of age. Children aged 2 and above will be required to have their own ticket. Any children must be seated with an appropriate adult, not the graduating student. There are no concessions for child tickets.

Arden University graduate waving at family at graduation ceremony

Guests at Arden University graduation ceremony

When will I receive my tickets

You will be sent your e-ticket and any guest tickets purchased via email approximately two weeks before the graduation ceremony. The tickets will be sent to the email address we have on record for you.

Graduates and guests will not be permitted to enter Middle Temple Hall without showing e-tickets. 

Additional requirements

We ask that at the time of booking, any requirements for you or your guests with additional needs, e.g. wheelchair access, sight or sound facilities, are requested on the online booking system.

We will make every effort to meet your requirements, however, it may not always be possible for us to accommodate particular needs, especially without advanced notice.

We will seat your guests based on the requirements specified - this does not necessarily mean they will be seated on the front row.

By making an online booking, you and your guests consent to the University passing relevant details of an individual’s special requirements to the venue to enable any appropriate adjustments to be made.

Cancelling your attendance/guest tickets

Some of our ceremonies may be oversubscribed, so if you change your mind or are unable to attend, please let us know by emailing as soon as you can. Please include your Arden University student number.

Please note, guest tickets are non-transferable between students.

Requests for refunds received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For students who do not achieve their award in time for the ceremony, refunds for guest tickets will be granted. Requests for refund should be sent to

Any refunds granted will be made to the person who purchased the tickets and not to any third party.


Professional photographers from Ede & Ravenscroft will be available to capture your official graduation shots.

Studio photography

You can have your official graduation portraits captured in the photography studio, open approximately two hours before your ceremony starts, until gowns are returned at the end of the day.

You can pre-order your official Arden graduation day photography when completing your gown hire with Ede & Ravenscroft.

Pre-ordering will save you time and money, but don’t worry if you’re not ready to order yet - you can also purchase your official photographs on the day if necessary.

If you have any questions about photography, check out the Ede and Ravenscroft FAQs page.


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Ceremony photographs

Ede & Ravenscroft will also be sitting in on your graduation ceremony to capture the moment you cross the stage and shake the Vice-Chancellor's hand.

These photographs can be purchased along with your official portraits.

You will receive an email from Ede and Ravenscroft approximately three weeks after the ceremony with details on how to purchase your photo. 


Can I take my own photos or video?

Photography and recording is permitted in the venue; however, we ask guests to be considerate of others and not block aisles or exits.

Image capture statement

We would like to inform you that Arden University graduation ceremonies are photographed, videoed and/or otherwise captured in image form. Images and video content may then be used by Arden University for publicity and promotional purposes, such as prospectuses, advertising campaigns, websites, exhibition stands, posters, leaflets, national or local press articles, etc. It is important to note that if any images are published on the internet, they will be accessible to users from all over the world.

It is possible that representatives from the press, television or radio may attend the graduation ceremonies and capture their own images for publication or broadcast purposes. 

Click here to view our Privacy Policy. If you do object to your image(s) being used in this way, please make yourself known to one of the organisers on the day or email before you attend.