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Graduation

Two graduation ceremonies will be held at the Barbican Centre in London on Tuesday 3 March 2020. The ceremonies with be presided over by the Vice-Chancellor.

HRH Princess Anne addressing the audience 2019
Our Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal presided over the 2019 London Graduation Ceremony, attended by graduates from more than 100 countries.

The 2020 London Graduation Ceremony

Morning ceremony

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

Afternoon ceremony

  • 13:00pm: Ticket collection point opens. Gown collection and photography opens.
  • 2:00pm: Auditorium doors open for graduands and guests.
  • 2:15pm: All graduands 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.

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 show-cases 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.)

Home to the University of London, Senate House has stirred the creativity of contemporary artists, world famous authors and politicians since its completion in 1936.

See the history of Senate House.

Share your special graduation moment with the world by making sure your friends and family tune in to the University of London’s award-winning graduation webcast.

The webcast will go live at 10.15am GMT on Tuesday 3 March 2020, and will feature full coverage of both ceremonies from the Barbican Centre in London, as well as interviews with graduates and academics from the University of London.

Two graduates enjoying the 2019 ceremony
Celebrate with graduates from 100 countries around the world.