About the Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony

Nescot's Higher Education Awards Ceremony usually takes place in the Diomed Room, Duchess's Stand, Epsom Downs Racecourse.


On the day, the Ceremony will start promptly at 2.15 pm, and will finish between 3.30 and 3.45 pm. Registration opens at 11.00 am: Please register by latest 1.15 pm to allow time for gowning. You and your guests should be seated in the Diomed Room by 1.45 pm.
After the Ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to the Principal's Reception in the Lammtarra Room for light refreshments. The event is usually over by 4.30pm.


Invitations are sent out by email in October/November to all those eligible for an award. To be eligible, you must:

- Have fully completed and achieved your programme of study
- Have fully paid your course fees and any other fees.

Please book your attendance online, ensuring that your names are spelled correctly as this is how the names will be shown in the programme. There is no charge for graduand tickets but please ensure you register to confirm your attendance, with payment for any guest tickets. Due to space restrictions in the hall, guest tickets are limited to two per graduand, though we would be happy to put your name on a waiting list should more spaces become available. A complementary programme and light refreshments after the ceremony are included. If you wish to cancel any tickets, please contact the Events Office.

Tickets must be collected on the day at the Registration desk, Duchess's Stand, Epsom Downs Racecourse. It is important that you let us know on the booking form of any special requirements (e.g. access, seating) as once seats have been allocated it will be difficult to make amendments.


The ceremony is a formal academic occasion and academic dress must be worn by all graduands. No graduand can be presented with their award on the stage if they are not wearing a gown. Details on how to hire your gown will be in the invitation sent to you


Nescot and external agencies hired by Nescot will be taking photos and video recordings throughout the day. By attending the ceremony you give Nescot permission to use these images for any marketing related reasons.








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