Our annual HE Graduation ceremony takes place on Saturday 14 September 2019, at The Empire and Abbey Park Campus.
The ceremony is for all students who will have successfully completed a HNC, HND, Foundation Degree, BA(hons), University Diploma in Education and Training, or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training (PGCE) in 2018/19 at Leicester College.
All graduands* should book their place by Saturday 24 August 2019. Guest tickets must be booked by Saturday 31 August 2019 at a cost of £15 each plus a booking fee of £1.58**. There is no charge for children under 10, but they must be accompanied by an adult.
Once again we will be recognising three students’ outstanding efforts with our HE Graduation Awards for the following:
- Vice Principal’s Award for Scholarship
- Chair of Governors’ Award for Student Engagement
- Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement
If you think that you should be considered for any of these awards, talk to your lecturer about the possibility of being nominated.
What to expect at your HE Graduation ceremony
What to do when you arrive
Please visit the check-in desk. You won’t need your Eventbrite tickets. We will give you your tickets and your guest tickets. It’s best if you all arrive together. Please note: we cannot accept any new graduand bookings on the day. All graduands must have booked their place beforehand. Extra guests may be admitted on the day, but if they haven’t booked, admission will work on a first-come, first-served basis and they will have to pay for their ticket by debit or credit card. Cash payment will not be accepted.
Itinerary of the day
10am – 12pm, graduands and guests arrive (please do not arrive earlier than 10am).
10am – 12pm, graduands pick up their gowns/photographs if they have ordered them. Light refreshments can be purchased on the second floor.
12pm, check-in closes and The Empire opens for guests to take their seats. Guests must be seated before 12:45pm.
12:15pm – 12:45pm, graduands assemble for the procession to The Empire.
1pm – 2pm, graduation ceremony.
2pm, graduation ceremony ends and all visitors return to Abbey Park Campus for afternoon tea (free).
There is limited parking in the College car park on Painter Street, LE1 3WA (close to the roundabout on the end of Melton Road). Other car parks nearby include:
- NCP – Leicester Abbey Street (9 min walk)
- NCP – Lee Circle Multi Storey (11 min walk)
- Haymarket Centre (14 min walk)
We work with a gown robing company to enable you to graduate in a cap and gown. You must book this directly with the gowning company. If you are not wearing a cap and gown, please dress smartly. Note: you must book your place as a graduand as well as ordering a cap and gown, if you are going to wear one.
Photographs and social media
Photographs will be taken during the event that may be used in social media and for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please tell the photographer. Please use the hashtag #LCHEGrad2019 in your own social media; we want to create a buzz around the day and your participation is very welcome.
There will be plenty of staff on duty to explain what’s happening. The event timings will also be printed on the back of your tickets. The main thing is to listen out for your call to join the graduand procession … and to enjoy yourself!
Take a look at our 2018 ceremony.
*Graduand is the term given to a person who has completed their course but not yet graduated.
**The booking fee is set by EventBrite and may be subject to change.