Mark your success
Graduation is the time to invite your friends and family to join you in celebrating the culmination of your hard work and study.
The 2019 Graduation ceremony will take place on Friday 22 November at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth.
What Graduation means to you
Graduation is like a rite-of-passage. Students come to us to learn, develop and grow. This occasion marks that transformation from student to graduate, and for our graduates, to professional. They are now able to go out equipped to practice in their chosen field. Watch our video below. You may also like to watch our playlist on previous Graduation ceremonies over on YouTube.
What to expect on the day (this is subject to change)
Registration takes place in the Pavilion foyer. Please give your name to a member of staff.
Academic gowns will be available for collection in the Theatre Bar. Please ensure you arrive on time for your course gowning slot:
11.30am Master of Chiropractics
11.45am MSc Chiropractic
Once you are gowned, you can have your individual and family group photographs taken with the official photographer.
Before the ceremony you will be able to purchase refreshments from the foyer coffee shop, upstairs foyer bar or the Terrace Bistro. There are also a number of restaurants along Westover Road.
The Pavilion Theatre will be open for guests to take their seats. Seating is on a first come first served basis.
You will be asked to assemble in surname alphabetical order in the east corridor of the Pavilion. There will be staff marshals on hand to give guidance.
All guests will need to be seated in the theatre. If your guests are late, they may be asked to remain at the back of the theatre until the processions have entered.
Graduand procession awaits signal to enter the theatre and proceed to their reserved seats in front of the stage. It is vital that you stay in the order you were assembled in and in your allocated seat as this is the presentation order.
When it is time for you to receive your award, a staff marshal will guide you to the stage. When your name is read out, proceed to centre stage, shake hands with the Principal then continue along the stage to receive your award from the Academic Registrar. Exit the stage and a staff marshal will guide you back to your seat.
The Principal’s procession will enter the theatre at the same time, and be led to the stage. Once the procession party is in place on stage, the ceremony commences.
After the ceremony, the procession party will leave the theatre, followed by VIP and guests.
Afternoon reception will take place in the Pavilion Ballroom for graduates and their guests.
Remember to return your academic gowns before you leave the venue!
Please settle any accounts you have with the AECC University College. The date to pay off any outstanding debts is 31 July 2019. If you have any outstanding tuition fees your certificate will be withheld until these have been cleared. Please also return any library books and other property belonging to the AECC University College or Clinics.
The majority of students receive their certificate on graduation day. In exceptional circumstances you may require your certificate before this day for work and visa purposes. The deadlines for early release of certificates are:
1 August 2019 for BU registered students
31 October for AECC University College registered students.
In either case, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require early release of your certificate.
Each graduate will be allocated 4 guest tickets at a cost of £17.00 per guest which includes entry to the ceremony and an afternoon tea reception. There is no cost to graduates. Ticket sales will open on 25 June through William Northam.
If you require more than 4 guest tickets, please complete the 'additional tickets required' section on William Northams website. Registry will then look at ticket allocation at beginning of October and contact you via email.
All students wishing to attend their graduation must wear academic robes on the day.
Academic robes are booked through our graduation partner William Northam. The website will be open for booking from 25 June 2019. The cost of hiring the gown is £38.00
On the day you will need to bring with you your gown hire reference number and the printed receipt. William Northam will email this to you at the time of ordering and send again via text message a few days before the ceremony.
When ordering your gown you will need to use your student number as your student ID
MChiro and MSc Chiropractic students please choose Masters and AECC or BU
Post Grads please choose Post Graduate Awards and AECC or BU
Details of how to order your photographs can be found on the William Northam website from the 25th June. If you are ordering photographs you will need to bring your photography order details with you on the day. These will be emailed to you direct from William Northam.
The AECC University College will also take photos and record at the ceremony. These images and recording will be displayed on social media and the .
If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, the Registry team will post your degree certificate the week after the ceremony takes place.
Please make sure your contact details e.g. home address are up to date with Registry. For any queries please email email@example.com.
This year's graduation ball is on Saturday 23 November at the Bournemouth International Centre in the Purbeck Hall. For further information please contact: Ilse Ikaheimonen via email, IkaheimonenI@aecc.ac.uk
Directions to the Pavilion Theatre