Procession of University Officers and Staff

The Academic Procession will be led by a Marshal. Having arrived on stage, processions will remain standing until signalled to sit by the Chief Marshal. At the end of the Ceremony, the Chief Marshal will arrive on stage to lead the University Officers out via stage left, followed by Local Authority representatives. The Academic Procession will follow their Marshal out of the hall via stage right.

Staff Gown Order and Procession Forms

Details on how to register to be part of the Academic Procession, together with how to order a gown, hat or hood if required, has been circulated via Institute Managers.


Morning Ceremonies (start at 11am)

The timetable is as follows:

  • From 8.15am: Pre-ordered staff gowns can be collected from the robing company based in the Parry Williams building. 
  • 10.45am at the latest: Academic Staff assemble in the Arts Centre Café
  • 10.55am: Processions line up in the foyer
  • 10.59am: Processions begin
  • 11.00am: Ceremony begins
  • 12.15 - 12.30pm approx: Ceremony ends

Afternoon Ceremonies (start at 3pm)

The timetable is as follows:

  • From 11.30am: Pre-ordered staff gowns can be collected from the robing company based in the Parry Williams building. 
  • 2.45pm at the latest: Academic Staff assemble in the Arts Centre Café
  • 2.55pm: Processions line up in the foyer
  • 2.59pm: Processions begin
  • 3.00pm: Ceremony begins
  • 4.15 - 4.30pm approx: Ceremony ends