Edge Hill University graduation 2024: dates, times and location

Final year students at Edge Hill University will be officially graduating later this month
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Edge Hill University students will be eagerly awaiting their graduation ceremonies.

Originally based in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, the university is now located in the market town of Ormskirk in Lancashire. It is around a half hour drive, or an hour via public transport, from Liverpool.

The university has three facilities, focused on arts and sciences, education and health, and social care.

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After a tough few years studying, many attendees at the university will be excited to complete their courses and officially graduate. Graduation ceremonies offer the chance to formally recognise the completion of your degree and celebrate the achievement with family and friends.

Here is everything Edge Hill students need to know ahead of theirs.


Edge Hill University’s graduation ceremonies will take place the week commencing Monday July 15. Monday 15 will cover law, criminology, policing, psychology and business courses.

On Tuesday 16, ceremonies for history, geography, social sciences, sport, biology, allied health professions and computer science will take place. Wednesday 17 will be nursing, women’s and children’s healthcare and social work.

Thursday 18 will cover nursing, allied health professions and social work too, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate medicine and teaching courses. Friday 19 will also cover teaching courses, as well as English, all creative arts and languages.

Location and times

The ceremony will take place entirely on the university campus, located on St Helens Road in Ormskirk. Ceremonies will take place at 10.30am, 2pm and 5pm each day.

Ceremonies will take place in lecture theatre H1 in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine. Graduates and their guests must be in the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

However, the schedule of ceremonies is based upon student attendance, therefore although the day of your ceremony will not alter the time of your ceremony may be subject to change. The university has said it will inform attendees if there is a change to the start of your ceremony as soon as possible.

What you should do on the day

The first thing you need to do on campus is report to the Sports Centre on campus to register and collect your ticket and any guest tickets.

Registration points open two hours before the start of each ceremony and close one hour before the scheduled ceremony start time. You must register within this timeframe in order to attend your ceremony.

Once you have registered you need to collect your robe and mortar board. Staff from Marston Events will be in the Sports Centre ready to assist you and have your pre-ordered robe ready to collect. Academic dress collection will be open from two hours before the start of your ceremony.

You are permitted to keep your robes to attend your ceremony and take photographs. Your robes should be returned to the robe return point no later than one and a half hours after your ceremony.

Upon arrival, you will be guided to your allocated seat. All graduates must sit together in a designated area of the theatre. You must sit in the specific seat that has been reserved for you. This means that it is not possible to sit with your guests.

Prior to the start of each ceremony, an usher will demonstrate exactly what you need to do and the path you should follow during the formal presentation of your award. If you arrive at the theatre late, you will not be permitted to attend your ceremony and will graduate ‘in absentia’ unless there are compelling exceptional circumstances.

Each ceremony lasts approximately 45 minutes. The exact length will vary depending upon, for example, the number of graduates and whether an honorary award is being conferred. All graduates and their guests are expected to remain in the theatre for the duration of the ceremony and should only leave if absolutely necessary or in the event of an emergency.

After your ceremony, please join our staff to celebrate your success with your guests and fellow graduates. Complimentary picnic hampers can be collected from the Hub after each ceremony. Graduates can get some more photos at this time before returning your gown.

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