Post-ceremony departmental receptions are held on South Kensington Campus. Depending on the department, prizes may be handed out at the reception and some hold speeches.  Receptions begin 15 minutes after each ceremony ends and last approximately 75 minutes.


Menu and Tickets

Drinks at Reception


Light refreshments consisting of canapes will be served at each reception; and are included in the ticket price. The full menu will be published closer to the event. 

If you have any queries regarding dietary requirements or allegens, please get in touch with us at

Graduands at reception


Tickets to attend the departmental reception are complimentary for graduands and are priced at £20 each for guests. Please note guest department reception tickets sell out quicker than guest ceremony tickets, therefore you are not guaranteed the same number of tickets for both the department reception and ceremony.  

Please note it is not possible to transfer departmemtal reception tickets between graduands and/or their guests. 

For more information on guest ceremony tickets and to book please visit our registration page.