Graduates in gowns throwing their caps in the air

Graduation

Class of 2020/21 – Graduation Celebration Event

RGU is delighted to announce that we will be holding in-person graduation celebrations in April 2022 for students who were unable to graduate in person in 2020 and July 2021.

These events will give our graduates the chance to cross the stage in full graduation attire in the presence of your friends, family and peers. There will also be an opportunity for you to have professional photographs taken at the venue. 

We really want these events to mark your graduation success in a fitting way that is special and memorable for you.  


Location

P&J Live (TECA), Eastburn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX


Ceremony Dates & Times

Monday 4 April 2022

  • 14:30 - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Practice

Tuesday 5 April 2022

  • 10:30 - Aberdeen Business School
  • 14:30 - Aberdeen Business School

Wednesday 6 April 2022

  • 10:30 - School of Creative & Cultural Business
  • 14:30 - The Law School

Thursday 7 April 2022

  • 10:30 - Gray’s School of Art & Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment
  • 14:30 - School of Computing & School of Engineering

Friday 8 April 2022

  • 10:30 - School of Health Sciences & School of Applied Social Studies
  • 14:30 - School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

At this stage, start times of each ceremony are to be confirmed, this is dependent on the number of registrations, but we will inform you as soon as this information is available.


Guest Tickets

Because seating is limited, we allocate two guest tickets per student graduating (if requested during registration).

Children over the age of two require separate guest tickets.

Based on final numbers of graduating students we will allocate more where possible. Additional tickets can be requested at registration and will be allocated by ballot.

Students do not need to order tickets for themselves.

All guest tickets must be collected at the venue when you register on arrival.


Gown Hire

You must wear full academic dress for the ceremony in order to gain access to the graduation auditorium.

This consists of a gown, hood and (in most cases) a cap. Academic dress is available for hire from Ede & Ravenscroft who are the University’s Official gown supplier.

Order by contacting Ede & Ravenscroft:

  • or by calling direct on 01223 861854 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday.
  • Facilities for the deaf and hard of hearing or those with speech impairment are available using your textphone - dial 18001 01223 861854 to access the RNID Typetalk System.

Gowns can be collected from the same venue as the ceremony:  P&J Live (TECA), Eastburn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX. 

Doors will open for gown hire two hours before the start of your ceremony.


Photography

Remember your Graduation Celebration by having photographs taken on the day. A high quality photography service for all Graduates attending the Awards Ceremonies is offered by Marston Photography.

The photographers will take a professional portrait of you and/or with your family and friends.

Photography is located at the same venue as the ceremony:  P&J Live (TECA), Eastburn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX. 

Doors will open for photography two hours before the start of your ceremony.

Photography tips

  • Your individual and / or family photographs are displayed on screen for your approval before being saved 
  • When selection is completed, you are given a receipt to keep with your image reference number

Book a photography package in advance

Tel: 01293 822211
Email: enquiries@marstonevents.com

Don’t be a victim of degree fraud

  • Posting a selfie of your degree certificate provides fake certificate websites access to current certificates to copy.
  • Your certificate should be treated as personal and private documents like passports, birth certificates or bank details.

Graduation Video

To help celebrate your special day, we are gifting a personalised video clip of your special moment on stage.

Your StageClip captures the moment you cross the stage to receive your award and will feature your name, graduation date and degree subject.

There is no charge for the clip and it is yours to download if you want after the ceremony. No one else can view your clip unless you choose to share it.

Within a few hours of after your ceremony, when your clip is available, we will email a link to view it online or download it to keep and share on social networks.

If you would prefer not to receive a video clip by email, please contact events@rgu.ac.ukwith your full name and student number.


Live Streaming

The ceremony will be streamed live, giving friends and families who are unable to attend the ceremony the opportunity to watch the ceremony as it happens.


Reception

After your ceremony you will have the chance to relax with friends, family and RGU staff at a reception in the same venue as the ceremony. 

The reception will last for one and a half hours after the end of your ceremony.

Each graduate will be given three complimentary drinks tokens when they register at the venue on the day of graduation.


Hotel Accommodation

There are two hotels adjacent to P&J Live, both of which have offered preferential rates for RGU Graduates and their guests.

Hilton Aberdeen TECA

The 4-star Hilton hotel offers a welcoming stay with outstanding service in a stylish room or suite, dine in the Quarter House Grill or simply unwind with a luxurious treatment in the spa.

The Hilton Aberdeen TECA hotel has 200 bedrooms, an executive lounge, restaurant, spa and a suite of small meetings and event spaces.

Aloft Aberdeen TECA

Come and experience the eclectic design, with open and vibrant social spaces. The latest technology sets Aloft Aberdeen TECA apart from anywhere else you have stayed. Slide up to the WXYZ bar, tune in to the music and enjoy the cool urban vibe. Mix, mingle and sip on crafted signature cocktails, grab an informal bite to eat while enjoying the fast & free WiFi, or pick up your cue for a game of pool.

The 150 bedroom, 3-star Aloft hotel is based on site and is the first of its kind in Scotland, featuring contemporary urban-style interiors, cutting edge technologies and live-music programming.

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