Departmental Receptions are held at various venues on the South Kensington Campus. They are an opportunity for graduands, their guests and academic staff to come together within their departments, to further celebrate with drinks and light refreshments. Receptions typically last 90 minutes.

Graduand passes to the receptions are complimentary, but you must select this option during registration to secure your place. 

Graduands may also purchase up to two guest passes to the Departmental Receptions. Guest reception passes cost £15, please note that these are sold separately to the guest ceremony tickets, which grant access to the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Reception passes are currently sold out.  

The South Kensington campus is only a few minutes' walk from the Royal Albert Hall. 

Reception timings and venues

Reception timings and locations for Graduation Day 2024 will be listed below about one month prior to Graduation Day.