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On this page you will find the terms and conditions you agree to when purchasing tickets to attend a Kingston University graduation ceremony. Please read them carefully.
The Graduations team reserve the right to ask any child (or adult) to leave the auditorium during the ceremony if they are making unnecessary noise or action which is disruptive to the proceedings or to other guests.
The period between the publication of results and the ceremonies is often very short, and it is not possible for an appeal to be resolved in time for a change to an award to be made for the ceremony, in the case of a successful appeal.
You may therefore opt either to
If deferral is not requested, option 1 will be actioned automatically. You must submit your request by the advertised deadline.
The level of award only (eg. BA(Hons), MA) not the classification (eg. first or second class) is published in the printed graduation brochure available on the day.
The award level and classification are not announced during the ceremony, only the graduate's name.
Graduates and guests should be aware that the graduation ceremonies are regarded as public events. Name and qualifications, but not degree classifications, will be published in the graduation programme. The names and awards printed in the programme are as accurate as possible at the time of going to print.
We are unable to discuss the details of an individual's graduation ceremony with anyone else (relative, friend etc) unless given written permission by the student concerned.
Your contact details will be used by the Kingston University Alumni Association to keep you informed about events, further study and other university-related activities. They will not be passed on to a third party. If you do not wish your data to be used for this purpose please email firstname.lastname@example.org including your student ID and ‘unsubscribe' in the subject line.
In the event of Kingston University graduation ceremonies being cancelled, delayed or postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of the University, including (without limitation:) fire; explosion; terrorist act (or threat of terrorist act); act of God; pandemic; industrial action or dispute involving the University or the venue/s at which the ceremonies and other graduation services are due to be held, the University will not be liable for any losses direct or otherwise incurred by
graduates or their guests.
The name entered on the enrolment form and verified as part of the enrolment procedures, is the one that will appear on a graduation certificate. Your name cannot be changed once your award has been formally agreed by the Programme Assessment Board (PAB) – unless the reasons for that change are considered exceptional. It is the graduate's responsibility to make sure their name is correct before their award has been agreed.
If graduates are still receiving their awards on stage, the Graduations Team will do their upmost to allow a graduate arriving late to be presented. However, if the presentation of awards has been completed by the time a graduate arrives, it will not be possible for them to receive their award on stage.
Late arriving guests will be seated in the auditorium but this may be different to what the tickets state or where other guests are located to minimise disruption to the ceremony.
Graduates and guests who attend Kingston University graduation ceremonies give their consent to the recording and transmission of their images (still and moving) for Kingston University publicity purposes.
The Graduations Team can only offer a refund in the event of a graduate's award not being achieved in time for their ceremony. Graduates are advised not to purchase any guest tickets not required, as guest tickets are non-refundable and refunds cannot be offered in any other circumstances.
Failure to tell the Graduations Team of special requirements for you or your guest/s may result in those requirements not being able to be accommodated on the day of the ceremony.
Abusive and aggressive behaviour prior to or on the day of your ceremony will not be tolerated by the Graduation Team. Anybody who threatens staff from the University, or staff from our venues and suppliers, with verbal or physical aggression will not be allowed to attend their graduation ceremony or may be evicted from the building.