Tickets for the Postgraduate Ceremonies on the 2 May 2018 

Below is a guide to the tickets for the postgraduate ceremonies:

Graduand Tickets

Graduand tickets are free of charge.  Upon registering Graduands will register for the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall and will also receive a ticket for their Department Reception which will take place across campus after the ceremonies.   Please note the deadline for registering for the Postgraduate Ceremonies on the 2 May 2018 was midday (UK time) on Friday 9 March 2018.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept late registrations.

Guest Tickets

Graduands were able to purchase up to 2 guest tickets for the ceremony at £25 per ticket.  Graduands were also able to purchase up to 2 guest tickets for the department receptions at £15 per ticket.  Please see below the difference between the two types of tickets:

1.      Guest Ceremony Tickets

These tickets are for the graduands guests to attend the Graduation Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.   The ceremonies last approximately one hour and forty five minutes.  In order to book your guest ceremony tickets please book on the Royal Albert Hall link in your invitation email.

2.      Guest Reception Tickets

These tickets are for the graduands guests to attend the Departmental Reception on the South Kensington campus after their ceremony.  Each reception last for up to one hour and thirty minutes and start promptly after the finish of the ceremonies.  In order to book your guest reception tickets please book these when registering for Graduation.   Please note the receptions start immediately after each ceremony so graduands and their guests attending the receptions are advised to go straight to these after their ceremony. 

Please note the deadline for purchasing guest tickets for either the Royal Albert Hall or the Department Reception was midday (UK time) on Friday 9 March 2018. 

  Additional Guest Tickets

There are a very limited number of additional guest tickets available per ceremony.  These will be sold on a first come first served basis from 10:00 (UK time) on Monday 19 March 2018 until they have sold out.    Please note we expect the additional Guest Ceremony Tickets to sell out very quickly, therefore, should you wish to purchase additional tickets we urge you not to delay.  Here is a brief guide to purchasing additional guest tickets.

1.      Additional Guest Ceremony Tickets

If you wish to purchase additional Guest Ceremony Tickets, please follow the link outlined in your email to purchase these online or you can call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212, you will need your promotional code.  Please note the cost of the Guest Ceremony Tickets are £25 each.  Graduands can purchase up to six additional Guest Ceremony Tickets.  Should you wish to request for your additional guests to be seated next to previously booked guests please telephone the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212 which is open daily 9.00 to 21.00 (UK Time) who will endeavour to assist. Please ensure you have your previous booking code to hand. 

2.      Additional Guest Reception Tickets

All Guest Reception Tickets have now sold out.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer any further Guest Reception Tickets for the 2 May 2018 Graduation.  

 Ceremony Seating

Seats are allocated in advance for both graduands and guests in separate areas of the Royal Albert Hall. Your ticket will identify your seat by door, area, row and seat number. You will be seated with other graduands and not with your guests. Please ensure you sit in your assigned seat, as occupying the wrong seat will disrupt the presentations.  Please note you may also access the Royal Albert Hall through a different door to your guests so please ensure your guests have their tickets to hand prior to entering the Royal Albert Hall.

Children and Babies 

Graduation ceremonies are formal occasions and as such may not be suitable for young children. Any children over two (other than babies in arms) must have their own seat inside the Hall and a ticket must be purchased for them when purchasing all other guest tickets.

Ticket Collection

Tickets will be available to collect on the 2 May 2018.  Graduands will be able to collect their ticket and any booked department reception tickets on Graduation Day from the Royal Geographical Society.  You will collect your tickets as per your ceremony time;

·         For the Engineering Ceremony, anytime between 07:00-09:30 

·         For the Business School and Centres’ Ceremony, anytime between 10:15-12:45 

·         For the Medicine and Natural Sciences Ceremony, anytime between 13:15-16:00 

Further information regarding ticket collection will be emailed to graduands in late April 2018.   In order to assist with queuing and reduce time spent collecting tickets only graduands can access the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).  We respectfully request that the guests of graduands wait outside of the RGS whilst graduands collect their tickets.