Congratulations to all our graduates. Scroll down to see how to book your guest Graduation tickets and hire your gown, details of the Graduation ceremony, timings of the day, and advice regarding Covid-19.

This year's ceremony

We're delighted to announce that tickets are now available for your Graduation ceremony on 26th November 2021 at the Pavilion in Bournemouth. 

Follow the celebrations on social media

You can follow this year’s celebrations online via our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels

Remember to use the #AECCgrad21 and join in the celebrations!


Students graduating do not need to purchase a ticket, but a ticket is required for each guest. Guest tickets are now available to purchase at £15 per ticket and can be done so through the link below

> Guest tickets purchased via William Northams here.

Simply find the institution by searching 'AECC University College'. You will then need to state your Student ID number, your surname and your email address to access the booking system. 

A guest Graduation ticket will allow your guest to access the Pavilion for the ceremony and to join us at the Graduation celebration afterwards in the ballroom for light refreshments. The deadline for purchasing your guest Graduation tickets is 1st November. 

Three guest tickets per graduating student will be available in the first instance. If you require more tickets, please email and we will put you on the waiting list and let you know if additional tickets become available. 

Gown Hire

You will need to arrange your gown hire in advance of Graduation. This can be done through our gown hire company William Northams (and is the same booking system where you buy your Graduation tickets). Please note, the deadline for booking your gown is also 1st November. 

Timings on the day 

To help you get a feel for the day, please find below the timings as they currently stand (please note, these are subject to change): 

11.00am – 1.30pm  Registration takes place at the Pavilion.  Once you are gowned, you can have your individual and family group photographs taken with the official photographer.  

1.15pm Guests will be able to access the Pavilion and take their seats. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. 

1.45pm Graduands will be asked to assemble, and all guests will need to be seated in the theatre. 

2pm Ceremony commences. 

3.30pm Ceremony ends and the afternoon reception will take place in the Ballroom at the Pavilion for graduates and their guests. 

5pm Afternoon reception ends


Covid-19 Advice

While restrictions have now been lifted and large events are once again able to operate, there are measures we can all take to make Graduation safer for everyone. Vaccination provides the best protection against COVID-19, and having both doses of the vaccination can significantly reduce transmission. Therefore, and out of respect to everyone attending, we would strongly recommend those with vaccinations still outstanding should undertake these before Graduation if possible.

We would also strongly recommend that all attendees – whether it has been possible for them to arrange vaccinations or not – take a freely available lateral flow COVID-19 test, returning a negative result within the 24 hours prior to the event. We’re sure you will agree that if each of us follows these measures, we can celebrate together knowing we’ve taken steps to protect each other at the same time. This advice is informed by current local and national public health guidance which may be subject to change. Any updates will be published on this website.

How to wear your gown correctly

Watch a video from academic registrar Karen Pichlmann on how to wear your graduation gown the correct way.

2021 Ceremony video (for students who graduated 2020)

After initial plans were postponed, on 10th September 2021 we held our ceremony for students who graduated in 2020. The event was held at the Corpus Christi Church, and celebrations continued afterwards with an event on campus in a marquee on the Quad. Watch a video of the ceremony.