All graduating students must wear the proper gown along with their appropriate academic dress.

Reserved robes can be collected at the venue before the ceremony and should be returned the same day, either to the robing areas at the Usher Hall or at the QMU campus where the reception is held.

Graduation ceremonies are a formal occasion.  The dress code consists of your gown, hood, and formal dress.

Gowns should be booked through Ede & Ravenscroft www.gownhire.co.uk

We recommend one of the following:

  • Dark coloured clothes with a white collar and a tie
  • Sleeved black or white dresses
  • Black or white blouses and dark skirts or trousers
  • Normal or full evening Highland dress
  • Other formal attire related to your cultural tradition or national costume

You will be required to ascend and descend stairs on either side of the stage and when your name is called, you are required to walk across the stage (unless you have requested access assistance via the graduation reply form).  We recommend you wear flat or low-heeled shoes.

Gown Hire and Styles

Once you have indicated your attendance via the Graduation Reply Form to QMU, you should book your through Ede & Ravenscroft www.gownhire.co.uk

Reserved robes can be collected on the day of the ceremony at the Usher Hall after check-in and should be returned the same day, either to the Usher Hall or at the QMU campus where the reception is held. Description of the gown styles are found below.

Doctor of Philosophy

  • gown – dark blue traditional style with long hanging sleeves. Facings have 1" silver ribbon on the outer edge
  • hood - Edinburgh Simple Shape. Green outer, lined white, cowl edge faced inside 3 ½" dark blue with 1" Silver Ribbon on the edge

Masters degree

  • gown - black traditional Masters style
  • hood - simple shape green outer, lined white, and trimmed dark blue

Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates

  • gown - black traditional Bachelors style
  • hood - simple shape green outer, lined dark blue and trimmed white

Bachelors degree

  • gown - black traditional Bachelors style
  • hood - simple shape dark blue outer, lined green, and trimmed white

Diploma of Higher Education

  • gown - black traditional Bachelors shape
  • hood - simple shape green outer, lined dark blue

Certificate of Higher Education

  • gown - black traditional Bachelors shape
  • hood - simple shape green outer, lined dark blue

Graduation Enquiries

For information or enquiries relating to graduation please get in touch.

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