Graduation

Your graduation ceremony

Where and when are the graduation ceremonies?

The ceremonies will take place in a large marquee at Harper Adams University.

There are two ceremonies on the day - determined by the graduands programme of study. These are listed below:

Morning ceremony

To commence at 11:15am on Friday 22nd September 2017 for graduands from the following undergraduate courses:

  • Animals
  • Countryside, Environment and Wildlife
  • Engineering
  • Food
  • Programmes run with Beijing University of Agriculture
  • Programme run with Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Veterinary Physiotherapy

and for graduands from the following postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, Master of Science and cognate Master of Research degree courses:

  • Dairy Business Management
  • Food Industry Management
  • Meat Business Management
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Cognate PhD and MPhil awards as determined by Research Office and advised to individual graduands
Afternoon ceremony

To commence at 3:15pm on Friday 22nd September 2017 for graduands from the following undergraduate courses:

  • Agriculture
  • Business and Agri-Food
  • Land Management

and for graduands from the following postgraduate Certificate, Diploma, Master of Science and cognate Master of Research degree courses:

  • Agro-ecology
  • Aquaculture
  • Conservation and Forest Protection
  • Ecological Applications
  • Entomology
  • Farm and Agri-Business Management
  • Forestry Management
  • Integrated Plant Management
  • International Agri-Business and Food Chain Management
  • Plant Pathology
  • Poultry Production
  • Precision Farming
  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • Rural Enterprise and Land Management, Rural Property Management and Agricultural Law
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Programme of events

The table below will guide you through your graduation ceremony:

Morning ceremonyAfternoon ceremony
TaskLocationTime
ArriveBetween 8.00am and 10.00amBetween 12.00pm and 2.00pm
Collect ticketsFaccenda Centre FoyerBetween 8.00am and 10.20amBetween 12.00pm and 2.20pm
Collect robesSports HallBetween 8.00am and 10.20amBetween 12.00pm and 2.20pm
Photographs(optional)Photography MarqueeBetween 8.00am and 10.20am or between 12.15pm and 1.45pmBetween 12.00pm and 2.20pm or between 4.30pm and 6.00pm
Graduands to be seatedGraduation MarqueeBy 10.30amBy 2.30pm
Guests to be seatedGraduation Marquee10.00am - 11.00am2.15pm - 3.00pm
Ceremony startsGraduation Marquee11.15am3.15pm
Ceremony endsGraduation Marquee12.15pm4.15pm
Refreshments for graduands and ticketed guestsCourse specific refreshment location - you will be told this on collection of your ticketsBetween 12.15pm and 1.30pmBetween 4.15pm and 5.30pm
Return robesSports HallBetween 12.15pm and 2.00pmBetween 4.15pm and 6.00pm
Collect Certificate of GraduationSports HallBetween 12.15pm and 1.45pmBetween 4.15pm and 5.45pm
Collecting assignmentsAssignment OfficeBetween 8.30am and 5.30pmBetween 8.30am and 5.30pm
DepartureBy 2.00pmBy 6.00pm

Awards and prize giving presentations

In addition to the graduation ceremonies, there will also be two awards and prize giving presentations. These are by invitation only and are administered by Rose Steele. Please address any queries about the awards and prize giving presentations to rsteele@harper-adams.ac.uk; telephone 01952 815221.

Please note that only invited graduands and up to two guests are able to attend the separate awards and prize giving presentations. If you have requested additional tickets for the main graduation ceremony, these tickets are regrettably not valid for the awards and prize giving presentation, even where tickets for the graduation marquee have been purchased.