Graduation

In light of ongoing uncertainties associated with the global pandemic, it is with regret that NPTC Group of Colleges have decided to postpone the graduation ceremonies planned for 2021. The College appreciates that this news will be disappointing, but wish to assure all concerned that this decision has not been taken lightly. The primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our students, guests, and staff.

We are mindful that the 2020 graduation ceremonies were also postponed for the same reason and are planning to convene the ceremonies next academic year, as soon as it is safe to do so.

NPTC Group of Colleges graduation ceremonies are an important event in our calendar and enable us to acknowledge the achievements of our graduates and to welcome their families to celebrate with us.

We are committed to inviting all students who have had their ceremonies postponed as a result of the pandemic to future ceremonies and will continue to keep you updated. Our preferred method of communication will be email; you will need to ensure that the details that the College holds for you are up to date.

If the email address that we currently hold for you is your College email address – eg. 123456@nptcgroup.ac.uk you will need to amend that to an email address that we will be able to contact you on once you have completed your studies at NPTC Group of Colleges. To update your email address please contact higher_education_enq@nptcgroup.ac.uk

We look forward to celebrating with you in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and times of the Ceremonies?

TBA.

Where are the Ceremonies held?

The Great Hall, Swansea Bay Campus, Swansea University, SA1 8EN

When should I arrive?

Please arrive at 10:00 am if you are attending the morning ceremony to ensure registration; robing and photography can be completed.

Please arrive at 1.00 pm if you are attending the afternoon ceremony to ensure registration; robing and photography can be completed.

When should my guests arrive?                                                                                                                             

For the morning ceremony, guests are advised to arrive and be seated by 11:45 am. The Ceremony will then commence at 12.00pm. We regret that there will be no entry to the auditorium once the Ceremony has started.

Guests for the afternoon ceremony are advised to arrive and be seated by 2:45 pm. The Ceremony will then commence at 3 pm. We regret that there will be no entry to the auditorium once the Ceremony has started.

How long does each Ceremony last? 

Approximately one hour.

Can I park at the Great Hall?

There is a limited amount of pay and display parking on the University Campus, but we strongly advise that you use the Park and Ride facility at Fabian Way, SA1 8LD

Will disabled parking be available at the Great Hall? 

Disabled parking for blue badge holders can only be booked by contacting graduation@nptcgroup.ac.uk. You will need to provide your registration number to reserve a space.

Where do the Graduands sit in the Great Hall?

Graduands sit in designated seats on the right-hand side of the auditorium. All courses will be in a seating order with allocated numbers. You will receive this when registering on the morning of your graduation.

Can you arrange accessible seating for Graduands?

Yes. Please specify your access requirements when registering your intention to attend your ceremony. The auditorium is on the first floor of the Great Hall with lift access available.

Will guest seats be reserved in the Great Hall?

Guest tickets will have a seat number on them. It is not possible to reserve specific seats, other than below –

Can you arrange accessible seating for guests?

Yes. Please specify your access requirements when requesting your guest tickets.

Can we stand at the back of the Great Hall?

Unfortunately, there is no standing room in the Great Hall.

Can I book additional guest tickets?

Each Graduand will receive two tickets that are available for collection when you register on the day of the ceremony. Requests for ALL tickets must be emailed to graduation@nptcgroup.ac.uk or by telephone on 01686 614222 by the end of TBA. NPTC Group of Colleges will endeavour to meet any requests in excess of two tickets; however please note that this is not always possible.

When can I expect to receive my extra guest tickets?

We will inform you that you have been successful in receiving extra tickets after TBA. These will be available for collection when you register on the day of the ceremony.

Do I have to wear robes?

Yes, you MUST wear robes (cap & gown). You will not be able to graduate unless you are wearing the correct attire. Please contact Ede and Ravenscroft on www.edeandravenscroft.com

What do I have to wear to the Ceremony?   

We advise you to wear anything that is smart and something that you feel comfortable in.

What colour are the robe and hood?

Robes are black and the lining of the hood varies depending upon your award.

Where and when do I collect my robes?

You can collect your robes from the robing area in Room GH029 on the day of the ceremony which will be signposted. Representatives from Ede & Ravenscroft will be available to assist with robing.

I need to contact Ede & Ravenscroft about my robe order?

Please visit www.edeandravenscroft.com or telephone +44 (0)1223 861854.

Robe Hire Information

Do we have professional photos taken?

Official photos are taken by and ordered through Ede & Ravenscroft. Please visit www.edeandravenscroft.com or telephone +44 (0)1223 861854.

Where and when does official photography take place?

Ede & Ravenscroft professional photographers will be available in Room GH001 after you have registered and robed. You may book your photograph prior to the event or pay on the day. To book your photograph(s), please call: +44 (0)1223 861854 or visit www.edeandravenscroft.com. For photographs, you will need to arrive two hours before your ceremony.

Photography Information

Can we take photographs during the Ceremony?     

Photography is allowed at seated positions.

Can we video the Ceremony?

All guests are seated during the ceremony. However, filming is allowed from seated positions.

When do I get my graduation certificate?

Certificates for students who graduate in July will be delivered once they are available. Please ensure that your home address is up-to-date when registering your attendance.

I have changed my name – which name will appear on my certificate?

The name held on your student record at the time of enrolment is the name that will appear on your certificate.

Are refreshments at the Ceremony?

Following the ceremony, graduates and guests will be able to purchase refreshments. This will provide an ideal opportunity for graduates to celebrate with family, friends, and colleagues.

I am unable to attend the Ceremony, can I attend next year?

In exceptional circumstances, the College will consider a request to graduate in the following year. Please contact us immediately by e-mail: graduation@nptcgroup.ac.uk

I cannot attend the Ceremony. What do I do?

If you are unable to attend the Ceremony, for whatever reason, Ede and Ravenscroft will refund the payment you have made under the Hire Contract, provided they have received your notification of cancellation by email at least seven working days before the date of the Ceremony.

I have not registered my attendance – can I still attend the ceremony?

Yes. Please contact us immediately by e-mail: graduation@nptcgroup.ac.uk or phone: 01686 614222.