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Preparing for Graduation

Eligibility to attend

You must have had your award confirmed by the City College Norwich Awards Board to be eligible to graduate and attend the ceremony. You should have received an awards letter confirming the completion of your award, if not please contact the HE Office on the details below.

You must be clear of any outstanding debts owed to the College.

If you are unsure of your award status, please contact the HE Office on 01603 773012 or to clarify. If you need to discuss any monies owed to the college, please contact our Finance department (

Booking your tickets and gown

This link will take you to the Ede and Ravenscroft website where you can:

  • book your place 
  • buy your guest tickets
  • hire your gown
  • pre-book your photograph

The closing date for bookings is Sunday 24 September 2023. 

Ede & Ravenscroft

Book tickets for ceremony 1:  10.00 - 11.15 am, 21 October 2023

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Wildlife and Conservation
  • Zoology
  • Land Based Science
  • Crime, Terrorism and Global Security
  • Leadership in the Public Sector
  • Sport
  • Humanities
  • Business and Leadership
  • Education and Training
  • Accountancy
  • Media Learning Company
  • Childhood Studies and Early Years

Ceremony timings can be found here

Book tickets for ceremony 2:  12.30 - 13.45 pm, 21 October 2023

  • Mental Health Practice
  • Health Studies
  • Trainee Nursing Associate
  • Social Work
  • Aviation Engineering
  • Construction and Engineering

Ceremony timings can be found here

Gown Hire

Academic gowns are mandatory attire for all graduands. You must hire your gown from Ede and Ravenscroft using the link above. Please order your gowns well in advance of the ceremony (at least three weeks beforehand).  A small number may be available to hire on the day in case of emergency, but availability cannot be guaranteed.   

You will be able to collect your gown on the day of the ceremony from the academic gowning marquee.  Please ensure this is returned by 4pm on the day.


There will be an opportunity for you to have official photographs taken by our graduation photographers either before or after your ceremony.  You can book a time slot and pre-order your photographs via the Ede and Ravenscroft website. 

You can order and pay for photographs on the day, but please be aware this may result in you having to queue. 

Our Marketing Team will also be taking pictures to document the day on social media, website etc. The images may be used to advertise future events and the colleges' Higher Education courses. The event will also be live streamed by our media department.

Please note, by booking your ticket you consent to being photographed and filmed at the event.


To celebrate your achievements we will be publishing the names of all of our graduates in a special Graduation Brochure for the event. We will also send this to the Eastern Daily Press who traditionally publish a special graduation edition of the local daily paper and Campus Clothing who produce souvenirs of your big day.

If you do not want your details included in the Graduation Brochure or published by the local media, please ensure you select this option when booking your tickets.

If you are not attending graduation and do not want your details to be included, please contact the HE Office on by Friday 22 September 2023.

Graduation FAQs

You can view the answers to some frequently asked questions around Graduation here.