All graduating students are required to wear the correct academic dress at their degree ceremony. 

Graduands can order Robes from J Wippell & Co Ltd ahead of the ceremony*. Online ordering for July 2023 will close on Monday, 3rd July at 5pm. After this time, you will only be able to order with J Wippell & Co Ltd on the day, at a surcharge of £5. 

How To Order

Before the Ceremony

The robes you order will be available in the robing room in the Gerallt Jones Studio, Parry Williams Building (Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies), prior to the ceremonies and should be returned there afterwards.

You will need to provide photo ID  (e.g. Aber Card), at the point of collection and have access to your emails from the gown hire company in the rare case of a query with your booking.

Robes are only available on the day of your ceremony.

  • For the 10.00am ceremony, collect between 8.00am - 9.15am
  • For the 1.30pm ceremony, collect between 10.30am - 12.45pm
  • For the 4.30pm ceremony, collect between 1.30pm - 3.45pm

Hired robes must be returned to the Gerallt Jones Studio on the day of your graduation (the return time wil be confirmed at the point of booking).

Dressing Tips

For comfort and practicality it is recommended that you wear a jacket top or a shirt that buttons up to the neck, as this makes it easier to attach the hood over your gown.

* Please note, the University is in a commercial relationship with J Wippell & Co Ltd and receives commission based on the number of gowns ordered. This allows us to run the graduation ceremonies without ticketing costs.