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The 2019 Graduation Ceremony is scheduled to take place 5th March 2019, at the Barbican Centre.

Invitations will be sent out from September 2018 onwards.

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Watch our short 2018 Graduation Ceremony video to gain an insight into your future celebrations at the 2019 London Graduation Ceremony!

The 2019 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.
  • 12:30-1:15pm: 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.

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 Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of London, 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 most popular and 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.

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.

Senate House will open to our graduates and their guests before the Graduation Ceremony, 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

More details about reserving a visit will be available once the graduation date has been confirmed.

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Celebrate with graduates from 90 countries around the world.