Step Four - Organise your graduation robes
Your academic dressTo see what your robes will be like, please read our description of your Academic Dress.
You will need to hire or buy your academic dress (cap, hood and gown) at least 21 days before your ceremony from Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd either:
- online at www.gownhire.co.uk
- by calling Ede & Ravenscroft on +44 (0) 1223 861 854
If you have hired your gown but then later find that you cannot attend on the day, or need to defer your graduation to the next set of ceremonies, you will be able to cancel your gown hire. In order to do so and receive a refund you will need to give written notice to Ede and Ravenscroft at least 7 days in advance of your ceremony.
You can do this by emailing Ede and Ravenscroft directly, or by logging into your E & R online account. Please note, there is a £1.50 admin charge for this.
Official photography and framing service
A photography and framing service is provided on the day by Ede & Ravenscroft, who offer both individual and family portraits and a range of certificate and portrait frames.
This service is available at both summer and winter Graduation ceremonies.
You can book indoor and outdoor (summer only) photography in advance by visiting the Ede & Ravenscroft website or calling +44 (0) 1223 861 854. Alternatively, you can arrange it on the day.
Graduation USBs and DVDs
You can purchase a recording of your ceremony on HD USB or DVD from Visions Unlimited. This begins with a short introduction about the University and then continues into the ceremony.
For further details and to place an order please visit the Visions Unlimited website or telephone +44 (0)1473 828474.
Souvenirs of your Graduation day
Official University merchandise
You can purchase official University of Reading merchandise on the day and from the Reading University Students' Union's online gift shop.
Annotated Studios Jewellery
A selection of University of Reading commemorative jewellery by Annotated Studios can be purchased from the Annotated Studios website.
Items can also be purchased on the day, or in advance.
Local Reading-based florist Sonning Flowers will be selling a selection of celebratory, fresh flower bouquets on the day. Flowers can also be pre-ordered (for collection at the London Road campus on your ceremony day) via their website, by calling +44 (0) 118 959 0301 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.