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Photography and video

Kingston's graduation photographers are called Tempest. Before your ceremony starts they'll be ready and waiting to take a picture of you in your hat and gown, certificate in hand (hopefully smiling and with your eyes open).

There's no need to book or pay in advance, just turn up around two hours before your ceremony to ensure you have enough time to get the photographs you want. Find out more about timings and locations.

Choose your picture

There are two services available:

  • The Classic Service – which includes having your photograph taken against a standard backdrop. You can ask for individual and group photographs.
  • Studio B3 – which is a bespoke service offering graduates and their guests more studio time and the choice of black and white or colour photographs. Again you can ask for individual and group photographs.

Pictures of your presentation

Your picture will be taken as you shake the host's hand on stage at the Rose Theatre. You can see it and buy it at the ceremony reception.

And don't worry if you don't have time to get it then. A few weeks after your ceremony, pictures of the presentation will be posted on Tempest's website.

Celebrate your magic moment with StageClip

memorabiliaYour special moment on stage will be captured by our official video partner, StageClip. Your StageClip features screen titles showing your name, graduation date and degree subject. It also captures the moment you cross the stage and receive your award. Your StageClip is designed for download to your mobile device and can be easily shared on your social networks. Get ahead of the game and download the app you will need to get your StageClip. You will be emailed after your ceremony has taken place to notify you when you clip is available on the app. You can also search for your clip within the app using your graduation date and time. If you'd rather not be sent the email notification when your clip is ready you will be given the opportunity to opt-out. Don't forget to tag your StageClip using the official graduation hashtag! #MadeInKingston. The app is available to download now from the Apple store or Google play.

Capturing the moment

The Tempest photographers will also be wandering around on the day, taking casual snaps. These photos will appear a few weeks after your graduation ceremony in our photo galleries.

Any other questions?

For FAQs about photography, please visit the Tempest website or contact Tempest on +44 (0)1736 752411.

Other photography companies

It has come to our attention that there are other photography companies operating in the Kingston area offering graduation photography. Please note that these companies are not supported by the University, so there is no guarantee of quality and if you choose to use a company other than our official graduation photographers, Tempest, it is at your own risk.

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Kingston University
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ
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Contact us

Kingston University
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ
Email us

What our graduates say

"Tempest photography service were great! They made the day very memorable and were very professional."

Nadia Husein – Forensic Science and Investigative Analysis BSc(Hons)


We suggest you check our FAQs to find out everything you need to about the graduation ceremonies.


Booking your tickets to your graduation ceremony indicates that you adhere to the University's Graduation Ceremony Policies.

Download the Graduation Ceremonies Policies (PDF).

Ready to graduate?

Have you...

  • Checked your ceremony date and time?
  • Cleared any outstanding debt with the University?
  • Applied for your graduate and guest tickets?
  • Received an email confirming your tickets have been purchased?
  • Hired your gown?
  • Downloaded and printed your ceremony information leaflet?
  • Informed the graduations team of any special requirements you or your guests have?

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