Your Graduation is the time to celebrate all your achievements at AECC University College. Please note: We are still expecting this year's graduation to go ahead as planned on Friday 27 November. Any changes will be communicated to the students directly.

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. 

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)

From 11.00am

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:

11.00am Master of Chiropractics

11.30am MSc Chiropractic

12.00pm Postgraduates

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.

Approx. 3.30pm

After the ceremony, the procession party will leave the theatre, followed by VIP and guests.  

3.30pm onwards

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!

Common Questions

Directions to the Pavilion Theatre