UCO Graduation 2017

23 November 2017, Milton Court, Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Graduation is the highlight of the academic year here at the UCO, and is a wonderful opportunity for students, family, friends and staff to come together to congratulate our new graduates on their achievements and wish them well for the future.


The following information outlines the provisional programme for the day. Please note that some details may be subject to change.
Graduands arrive at the venue to collect gowns
9.15 - 11.45am
Individual and group photographs
Graduates enter the auditorium for graduation portrait and ceremony briefing
Guests begin to take their seats. All guests must be seated by 12.30pm.
Dignitaries enter the auditorium and ceremony begins.
Welcome and introduction from Professor David Barrett, Chairman of the Board
Speech from Charles Hunt, Vice-Chancellor
Presentation of awards
Address by the 2017 Gold Medal winner
Ceremony ends and guests make their way to the reception
Reception ends

Registration and tickets


The general ticket sale for the 2017 Graduation Ceremony has now closed. If you have yet to purchase your tickets or gown and would still like to attend pleased contact Gayda Arnold as soon as possible at g.arnold@uco.ac.uk. If you are a student who has just completed your final exams you will be sent an email with a link with instructions on how to purchase your tickets and order your gown online. 
Tickets for graduating students are free, but all graduands must book a ticket to confirm their attendance.
Each graduating student is also entitled to three guest tickets as for the event. Guest ticket prices are as follows:
Adult guests - £35
Children (6-12 years)- £15
Infants (0-5 years) - free
For security reasons all guests (including infants) must have a ticket, and you must provide the names of all guests. We ask that graduands and guests bring their e-tickets with them on the day. It is also recommended that you bring a form of photographic identification. If you or your guests have any specific accessibility requirements please contact gayda at g.arnold@uco.ac.uk.

We are aware that some students may wish to bring additional guests and we will do our best to accomodate these if capacity allows. If you would like to request extra guest tickets please contact Gayda at g.arnold@uco.ac.uk as soon as possible. Additional tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


Academic dress

All graduands are required to wear full academic dress, consisting of a gown, hat and mortarboard for graduation. Ede & Ravencroft provide the gown hire for the UCO, and graduands should book their gowns online at the Ede & Ravenscroft website. You will need to specify sizes when you reserve your academic dress.
Your academic dress will be ready for you to collect from the venue when you arrive. You are advised to wear plain, smart clothes as these will look best with the academic dress. A shirt/blouse with buttons at the front will make it easier to secure the dress to your clothes.


Ede & Ravencroft will be providing official photography for the event, including formal individual and group photographs. If you would like to have your photograph taken with your guests we advise that they arrive well in advance of the start of the ceremony, as there may be a wait. You will be able to purchase photographs taken after the event.
Further information will be provided in due course.
In addition the UCO will be organising some informal photography to capture the event, which may be used for promotional use. If you would prefer not to have your photograph taken or used in this way, please notify the photographer on the day.

Important information about your certificates

As you may be aware, the British School of Osteopathy recently became the University College of Osteopathy. Please note that your degree certificate is a legal document, and as such all certificates will be issued under our new legal status as the University College of Osteopathy.


Further information

We will be updating this page regularly with additional information so please check back for details.