Graduation 2022

Degree Presentation Ceremony – Wednesday 6 July 2022

Please note time change to the first ceremony and that the first ceremony will now be for all post graduate and Research graduands.  Ceremony 2 will still commence at 14.00 hours and will be all Graduate Diploma and BA History of Art graduands.

After 2 years of running virtual graduation ceremonies, this July’s ceremony will return to being an in-person event.  We all hope that you, your peers, your family and friends together with Courtauld staff can truly celebrate your achievements and success while at The Courtauld.

The 6 July ceremony will be held at St Clement Danes in the Strand (, where the ceremony was last held in 2018.  Our student body has grown over the intermediary years and to ensure you, your family and friends can attend comfortably within the capacity limits of St Clement Danes, we have decided to hold two ceremonies.

The first ceremony will now commence slightly earlier at 10.00 hours and will be for graduands of all post graduate programmes (PG Diploma Easels, MA History of Art, MA Curating) and Research graduands.

The second ceremony will commence at 14.00 hours and will now be for all graduands of the Graduate Diploma and BA History of Art programmes.

Each student will be allowed to bring 2 guests (all tickets are free of charge).

Each ceremony is expected to last a maximum of one and half hours.

Student invites to the ceremonies asking to confirm attendance and number of guests will be sent out via eVision in late April 2022.  Closing date for responses will be 17.00 hours on 31 May 2022.

If you are potentially eligible to graduate in July 2022, you should expect to receive a graduation invitation email in late April 2022.

Please check that your contact details are up to date in eVision and amend if necessary to ensure you receive the invite.  If you have not received a Graduation 2022 invitation email by 1 May, 2022 please email:

Please note that the graduation invitations are sent out before examinations results are known.  Therefore, do register for the Graduation ceremony by the deadline given in the email.

You are required to wear academic dress (cap, hood and gown).  Students are expected to hire and pay for their own academic dress directly through Ede & Ravenscroft ( Details of when the Ede & Ravenscroft’s website will be open to accept details will be available to students nearer the time.

Graduation is a formal event and it is expected that you will wear smart clothing beneath your gown.  Smart but comfortable shoes are important, please no jeans or trainers.

Graduand Guests:

Each graduand is entitled to bring up to two guests to the Graduation ceremony.  Please note that no charge is made for guest tickets but as space is limited only a maximum of two guests are allowed per graduand.  If you wish to bring more than two guests, please contact We cannot guarantee to provide additional tickets but you will be put on a Waiting List.  If tickets become available, they are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

When you register for the Graduation ceremony, you will be asked if you guests have any accessibility issues, this is to ensure that we can provide the most appropriate seating at the ceremony for your guests.  Please note that the ceremony is quite long and that it is not advised that very young children attend the ceremony.  Unfortunately, we do not have crèche facilities for very young children.

Checklist for Graduation:

Required for all graduands

  • Register for the Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 and up to two guests. Registration will close at 17.00 hours on 31 May, 2022

Check that your name is correctly spelt and you have indicated on the Graduation Registration form how it should be pronounced.

  • Book your gown and hat with Ede and Ravenscroft.

You will be required to collect your Graduation tickets and those for your guests nearer the date of the ceremony from Vernon Square.  Details on ticket collection will be provided nearer the time.  Please note that you and your guests will be required to show tickets on entry to both the Graduation ceremony and Reception, so it is vital that you do collect your tickets prior to the ceremony.

Details of where to collect your academic dress on the day, photography and cloakroom facilities will be advised closer to the date.

If you are unable to attend the Graduation ceremony, please notify giving your full name and student number.  It is vital that you inform us that you will not attend the ceremony if you have registered to do so.  If you can attend the ceremony but your guests cannot, again please email and we can pass your guest tickets to those on the Waiting List.

Graduation Reception:

After the Graduation ceremonies we invite graduates and their guests to join us at a Reception to be held in The Courtauld Gallery from 18.45 hours to 21.00 hours.  The event will be ticket only, so Graduates and their guests should ensure that they hold on to their tickets for entry to the Reception.