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Graduation

The next ceremony will take place on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at the Barbican Centre, London.

Celebrate your success in front of an audience of family, friends and representatives from the University of London.

Our hashtag for the occasion is #UOLGrad2018.

The 2018 London Graduation Ceremony

Morning ceremony

  • 8:30am: Information desk opens for ticket collection. Gown collection and photography opens.
  • 10:00am: Auditorium doors open for graduates and guests.
  • 10:15am: All graduates to be seated in the auditorium.
  • 10:30am: All guests to be seated in the auditorium.
  • 11:00am: Ceremony begins.
  • 12:30-1:15pm: Reception.

Afternoon ceremony

  • 13:00pm: Information desk opens for ticket collection. Gown collection and photography opens.
  • 2:00pm: Auditorium doors open for graduates and guests.
  • 2:15pm: All graduates to be seated in the auditorium.
  • 2:30pm: All guests to be seated in the auditorium.
  • 3:00pm: Ceremony begins.
  • 4:30-5:30pm: Reception.

Graduation dinner

  • 7:00pm-late: formal Graduation Dinner. (Admission by ticket only.)

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

The Barbican Centre is home to the London Symphony Orchestra and the largest arts centre in Europe.

Throughout the year, it showcases 4,000 events, covering art, music, theatre, dance and film.

Located in the heart of the City of London, the centre is accessible by rail, road and underground.

Getting there by public transport

The nearest underground station is Barbican. Nearby stations include Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank, Liverpool Street and Old Street. The Barbican can also be accessed by train and bus.

See Transport for London for public transport information.

Getting there by car or coach

The Barbican is clearly sign-posted on all roads for cars and coaches and has four car parks. (The University cannot provide parking spaces.)

Celebrating in style at the graduation dinner!

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience at one of London’s finest venues, the Grade II listed 'The Brewery'.

The evening is hosted by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Adrian Smith and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Dr Mary Stiasny OBE.

The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD.

A characterful setting for your big day

This quintessentially English building makes for a characterful dinner setting.

This venue was worthy of Royal visits including George III, Queen Charlotte and Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, former Chancellor of the University of London.

Located in the heart of the city, and only a minute's walk from the Barbican Centre, the Brewery has been entertaining Londoners since 1750 and is one of the capital’s award winning venues.

The Brewery is known for providing cuisine that stands out for its quality, taste and provenance.

This evening is the perfect way to complete your graduation celebrations with your friends, family and academics from the University of London.

The hub of the University of London, Senate House is a building which has stirred the creativity of contemporary artists, world famous authors and politicians since its completion in 1936.

See the history of Senate House.

Senate House will open to our graduates and their guests on Monday 5 March 2018 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, providing a unique opportunity to explore this iconic building.

Informative maps will be provided, and staff will be on hand to guide you through the impressive and historic interiors.

Open House Details

  • Explore a number of Senate House’s impressive rooms, including the Crush Hall, Macmillan Hall and the Senate Room.
  • If you want to visit, please let us know how many visitors in your group and the time you expect to arrive at Senate House. This helps us to allocate staff numbers for the day.
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Relive our 2017 Graduation Ceremony, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and graduates from 90 countries around the world.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at the 2017 ceremony:

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, addresses graduates at the 2017 London Graduation Ceremony

"I hope you'll spread the message around the globe that the University of London is a fantastic place to obtain an education."