UCFB Graduation

Time to celebrate your achievements.

Your graduation ceremony is a day to recognise all of your hard work and celebrate with family and friends. We can’t wait to welcome to what will be a memorable and exciting day.

We will be celebrating the Undergraduate Class of 2019 and Postgraduate Class of 2017-18.

Click on the relevant Campus logo to see more information about your Graduation ceremony.

 

UCFB Wembley Graduation 2019

Graduating at the Wembley Stadium is an experience like no other.  We want to make your Graduation plans as straight forward as possible so we’ve tried to answer all of your questions below.

Confirm your attendance.


Before the Day

Eligibility+

If you think you are eligible to graduate in October 2019 and have not received your invitation please contact the graduation team on events@ucfb.com.

You are not eligible to attend your graduation ceremony if:

  • You have not been awarded a degree by the Board of Examiners;
  • You have an unresolved academic appeal lodged with the Board of Examiners’ decision about your final result or are subject to an investigation for academic misconduct. You will have to await the outcome of an appeal or investigation before you can attend graduation; this may mean you have to wait until the following year to graduate.

We would recommend for you to book your place now even if you are unsure if you will be able to graduate. If, for any reason, you are not awarded a degree, we will be in touch with you and your place may be cancelled.

Confirm whether or not you wish to attend+

You will receive an invitation on your UCFB email with your programme’s graduation date.  Please follow the link provided within the email to register if you are planning to attend your graduation ceremony.

Please note, an arrival time will be specified for you so it is important to select the correct degree programme when completing the registration form.

If you are not planning to attend your graduation ceremony, you will still need to confirm this to us via the booking form.  Alternatively, please email events@ucfb.com.

If you do not receive your invitation email by Wednesday 24th April please email events@ucfb.com

Booking for graduation closes at midnight (11.59pm) on Friday 28th July.

Order your academic gown & photography+

All Graduates must wear a cap and gown when receiving their degree certificate. This can be hired from our supplier Ede & Ravenscroft. You can also book your photography in advance to save you time and money on the day.

Your gown will be delivered to the graduation venue before your graduation ceremony begins to provide you with the opportunity to take photos. Please note failure to order your gown could result in you being unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony.

Click Here to find out more.

Guest places+

When registering your attendance, you will be able to reserve up to two guest places providing you register by Friday 28th July 2019.

Please ensure you fill out your full guest names on the booking form & keep us informed of any changes – without this you may not be permitted entry.  We do not issue physical tickets for our Graduation ceremonies; all attending will be registered on arrival on the day.

To ensure that everyone can attend the UCFB Graduation Ceremony with ease, please complete our online graduation booking form to let us know if you or your party have any access requirements by Friday 28th July 2019. We are able to adjust the venue and seating plan accordingly to support both you and your guests.

Confirmation+

Once you have completed the booking form a confirmation will be emailed out to you to confirm this has been received.  If you do not receive this email please contact events@ucfb.com

Please note there will be NO tickets sent out for the ceremony. You will need to attend registration before entering the Stadium with your guests. All those attending a graduation ceremony (including the graduate) are required to bring photographic ID on the day.

Please ensure you fill out your full guest names on the booking form & keep us informed of any changes.  We do not issue guest tickets; guests will be registered on arrival on the day.

You should check this website regularly for further updates.

You should attend registration at the time specified on your confirmation – please do not arrive earlier than your specified time. The doors to the stadium will be closed 15 minutes before the start time of the ceremony.

If you arrive late and the doors have closed, you will not be permitted to enter the ceremony.

You can download our handy graduation day guide for where to go on the day here;

Download here

Dress code+

All Graduates must wear a cap and gown when receiving their degree certificate.

It is expected that you will dress appropriately and smartly for the occasion. For comfort and practicality, we recommend you wear a top or shirt with buttons as it makes it easier to attach the award ‘hood’. Strapless tops / dresses are not suitable. It is advisable to wear smart but comfortable footwear.

Data protection+

Graduation ceremonies are regarded as public events. UCFB will be taking photographs and recording ceremonies for use in future publications, on UCFB’s website and for other marketing materials. In addition, names and degrees, including those graduating in absentia, are published in the graduation programme and on graduation memorabilia.

Any data relating to special access that you share with us to help plan the day is kept in the strictest confidence.

If you object to the publication of your personal data (name and course) in the graduation programme and on graduation memorabilia please contact events@ucfb.com no later than Friday 30th August.

 

On the Day

Download our handy graduation day guide for what to expect on your Graduation Day;

Download here

Arrival+

A registration time has been specified on your confirmation – it is important to note your arrival time. Please do not arrive earlier than your specified time, this may result in you being turned away. The doors to the stadium will be closed 15 minutes before the start time of the ceremony. If you arrive late and the doors have closed, you will not be permitted to enter the ceremony.

On arrival, please follow signs to the Club Wembley entrance and report to the registration desk. You will then be directed to Ede & Ravenscroft for gowning.

Getting here+

Parking is provided at Wembley Stadium free of charge. Please enter your car and registration details on the booking form. There will be one allocated parking space per student.

Make your way to the Stadium and follow signs for the Yellow Car Park off Engineers Way. Postcode – HA9 0EG.

Download the map

Timings+

Please see below for an approximate schedule of the day;

  • 10.00am – 12.00pm –  Registration and pre-ceremony gowning
  • 12.00pm – All graduates must be registered
  • 12.30pm – 13.00pm – Guests will be asked to seat
  • 1.00pm – 4.00pm – Graduation Ceremony
  • 4.00pm – 6.00pm – Post ceremony drinks

Professional photographs+

The Ede & Ravenscroft photography studios will operate all day and will be signposted within Wembley Stadium on the day. There will also be a photographer on stage taking photos of each graduate as they cross the stage.

Photos can be purchased on the day and there is an option for both individual and family photos to be taken on request. For further information around what pictures will be available click here.

The ceremony+

Graduates will be seated infront of the main stage with guests seated around the outside.

Guests must be in their seats 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.  Announcements will be made in plenty of time in the gowning and photography areas. Guests are not allocated seat numbers in the ceremony so it is worth arriving early to ensure guests are able to sit together.

Please note, guests are asked to remain in their seats at the end of the ceremony until the academic and graduate processions have left the room.

Official programmes+

Printed programmes will be available at the registration desk. One programme per party member will be available.

Your graduation day guide+

You can download our handy graduation day guide for what to expect here;

Download here

 

After Graduation

Although UCFB are proud to see our graduates complete their dynamic three years of study at UCFB, we’re not quite finished with you yet. In fact, keeping in touch with you whilst you find your feet and inevitably excel into leading figures in all market sectors internationally, leading to a network of informed professionals around the globe is a priority for us.

Your next steps+

Whether you are looking for work, continuing with study, working for yourself or considering your options, we’re here to help. Click here to see our Alumni benefits.

We will continue to offer you support and are dedicated to providing you with focused careers information, advice, events and opportunities.  Our Alumni are always welcomed back to UCFB and receive invitations to handpicked guest speaker events – ideal for building your network within the sports industry.

Postgraduate studies+

If you’d like to extend your time at UCFB and study one of our postgraduate degrees, we’re pleased to offer all graduates a 25% discount on tuition fees, including the MSc International Sport Management (Online) programme.

Click Here to find out more about our postgraduate programmes, or give us a call and speak to one of our advisors.

 

FAQs

We’re sure you have questions about your Graduation ceremony so we’ve put together some handy FAQs which we think tells you everything you need to know. However, should you not find your answer then please contact us on events@ucfb.com or on 03330608491 where we’ll be more than happy to help.

Wembley Graduation FAQs+

Will I require ID?+

All attendees, including their guests, will be asked to provide a form of photographic ID, for example a driving licence or passport during the registration process on the day. Bag checks will also be carried out for security reasons.

What time do I need to be there?+

A registration time has been specified on your confirmation – it is important to note your arrival time. Please do not arrive earlier than your specified time, this may result in you being turned away.

Please bear in mind that the stadium is a high security building, you will need to go through security and bag check which will take a little time. With this in mind, please do not bring large bags and suitcases, as these would need to be opened and checked in full.

The doors to the stadium will be closed 15 minutes before the start time of the ceremony.

Where do I register?+

On arrival, please follow signs for the Club Wembley Reception, Wembley Stadium and report to the registration desk. You will then be directed to Ede & Ravenscroft for gowning.

How do I get there?+

Please make your way to the Club Wembley main entrance, as shown on the map.

Access from Wembley Park station:

As you approach Wembley Stadium along Olympic Way, remain at street level and walk under the pedestrian walkway. Straight in front of you is the Club Wembley main entrance.

Access from Wembley Stadium and Wembley Central stations:

From Wembley Central, turn right out of the station and walk down the High Road. Turn left at the triangle, towards Wembley Stadium station. Cross White Horse Bridge and turn left onto Wembley Park Boulevard, and follow the path in front of the London Designer Outlet. Once you reach Wembley Arena on your left, turn right and walk under the pedestrian walk way. The Club Wembley main entrance is at the top of this road.

Access by car:

Make your way to the Stadium and follow signs for the Yellow Car Park off Engineers Way. Postcode – HA9 0EG.

Access from the Yellow Car Park:

Exit the car park on foot onto Engineers Way. Turn right and walk along the road until you reach the zebra crossing. Cross the road and turn left on Olympic Way. The Club Wembley main entrance is at the top of this road.

Please find the UCFB Wembley map here.

Is there a dress code?+

It is expected that you will dress appropriately and smartly for the occasion. For comfort and practicality, we recommend you wear a top or shirt with buttons as it makes it easier to attach the award ‘hood’. Strapless tops / dresses are not suitable. It is advisable to wear smart but comfortable footwear.

What should I do if I can't attend my Graduation date?+

Unfortunately, there will not be another opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony if you cannot make your date.  Please contact us on events@ucfb.com and we will arrange for you to graduate in absentia and arrange postage of your degree certificate.

Will I be there all day?+

Yes, you will be at the Stadium for most of the day – the ceremony itself will finish around 3.30pm and you are free to leave once this. Please check your confirmation for your arrival time.

How many guests can I bring?+

Initially you can reserve up to 2 guest spaces for the ceremony.

We want to give every eligible the chance to attend graduation; therefore, there will be no additional guest places made available until after the final exam boards (Wednesday 28th August). If there are any places available, will notify all students and they will be made available on a first come first served basis.

We will not accept any requests for extra places before this announcement has been made. Any requests before our announcement will not be saved or actioned. Please note that the demand for extra guest tickets is very high and we cannot always meet this. We CANNOT guarantee that additional guest tickets will be available for each ceremony.

Please ensure you fill out your full guest names on the booking form and keep us informed of any changes

My guests have changed how can I let you know?+

If your guest names change, please email events@ucfb.com who will be able to update your booking.

Who do I email if I cannot make it?+

If you are not able to attend on the day, please email events@ucfb.com. A member of the team will come back to you to arrange postage of your degree certificate.

UCFB Etihad Campus Graduation 2019

Graduating at the Etihad Stadium is an experience like no other.  We want to make your Graduation plans as straight forward as possible so we’ve tried to answer all of your questions below.

Confirm your attendance.


Before the Day

Eligibility+

If you think you are eligible to graduate in October 2019 and have not received your invitation please contact the graduation team on events@ucfb.com.

You are not eligible to attend your graduation ceremony if:

  • You have not been awarded a degree by the Board of Examiners;
  • You have an unresolved academic appeal lodged with the Board of Examiners’ decision about your final result or are subject to an investigation for academic misconduct. You will have to await the outcome of an appeal or investigation before you can attend graduation; this may mean you have to wait until the following year to graduate.

We would recommend for you to book your place now even if you are unsure if you will be able to graduate. If, for any reason, you are not awarded a degree, we will be in touch with you and your place may be cancelled.

Confirm whether or not you wish to attend+

You will receive an invitation on your UCFB email with your programme’s graduation date.  Please follow the link provided within the email to register if you are planning to attend your graduation ceremony.

Please note, there are two graduation ceremonies taking place so it is important to select the correct degree programme when completing the registration form.

If you are not planning to attend your graduation ceremony, you will still need to confirm this to us via the booking form.  Alternatively, please email events@ucfb.com.

If you do not receive your invitation email by Wednesday 24th April please email events@ucfb.com

Booking for graduation closes at midnight (11.59pm) on Friday 28th July.

Order your academic gown & photography+

All Graduates must wear a cap and gown when receiving their degree certificate. This can be hired from our supplier Ede and Ravenscroft. You can also book your photography in advance to save you time and money on the day.

Your gown will be delivered to the graduation venue before your graduation ceremony begins to provide you with the opportunity to take photos. Please note failure to order your gown could result in you being unable to attend the Graduation Ceremony.

Click Here to find out more.

Guest places+

When registering your attendance, you will be able to reserve up to two guest places providing you register by Friday 28th July 2019.

Please ensure you fill out your full guest names on the booking form (without this entry may be refused) and keep us informed of any changes.  We do not issue physical tickets for the event; all guests will be registered on arrival on the day.

To ensure that everyone can attend the UCFB Graduation Ceremony with ease, please complete our online graduation booking form to let us know if you or your party have any access requirements by Friday 28th July. We are able to adjust the venue and seating plan accordingly to support both you and your guests.

Confirmation+

Once you have completed the booking form a confirmation will be emailed out to you to confirm this has been received.  If you do not receive this email please contact events@ucfb.com

Please note there will be NO tickets sent out for the ceremony. You will need to attend registration before entering the Stadium with your guests. All those attending a graduation ceremony (including the graduate) are required to bring photographic ID on the day.

Please ensure you fill out your full guest names on the booking form and keep us informed of any changes.  We do not issue guest tickets; guests will be registered on arrival on the day.

You should check this website regularly for further updates.

You should attend registration at the time specified on your confirmation – please do not arrive earlier than your specified time. The doors to the stadium will be closed 15 minutes before the start time of the ceremony.

If you arrive late and the doors have closed, you will not be permitted to enter the ceremony.

You can download our handy graduation day guide for where to go on the day here;

Download here

Dress code+

All Graduates must wear a cap and gown when receiving their degree certificate.

It is expected that you will dress appropriately and smartly for the occasion. For comfort and practicality, we recommend you wear a top or shirt with buttons as it makes it easier to attach the award ‘hood’. Strapless tops / dresses are not suitable. It is advisable to wear smart but comfortable footwear.

Data protection+

Graduation ceremonies are regarded as public events. UCFB will be taking photographs and recording ceremonies for use in future publications, on UCFB’s website and for other marketing materials. In addition, names and degrees, including those graduating in absentia, are published in the graduation programme and on graduation memorabilia.

Any data relating to special access that you share with us to help plan the day is kept in the strictest confidence.

If you object to the publication of your personal data (name and course) in the graduation programme and on graduation memorabilia please contact events@ucfb.com no later than Friday 30th August.

 

On the Day

Download our handy graduation day guide for what to expect on your Graduation Day;

Download here

Arrival+

A registration time has been specified on your confirmation – it is important to note your arrival time. Please do not arrive earlier than your specified time, this may result in you being turned away. The doors to the stadium will be closed 15 minutes before the start time of the ceremony. If you arrive late and the doors have closed, you will not be permitted to enter the ceremony.

On arrival, please follow signs to the Legends Suite (located between entrances L and M) and report to the registration desk. You will then be directed to Ede & Ravenscroft for gowning.

Car parking+

Parking is provided at the Etihad Stadium free of charge. Please enter your car and registration details on the booking form. There will be one allocated parking space per student.

When you arrive at the Etihad Stadium, please follow signs for the Grey Car Park for access via Gate 7.

Download the map

Timings+

There will be two ceremonies taking place at UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 8th October. Please ensure you attend the correct ceremony for your degree programme.

Morning ceremony

Degrees graduating:

  • Football Coaching & Management
  • Physical Education
  • Sports Business & Coaching

9.30am – 11.00am – Pre-ceremony gowning

10.30am – All graduates must be registered

11.00am11.30am – Guests will be asked to seat

11.30am – 12.45pm – Graduation ceremony

12.45pm – 2.45pm – Post ceremony drinks

Afternoon ceremony

Degrees graduating:

  • Football Business & Marketing
  • Football Business & Media
  • Football Business & Finance
  • Multimedia Sports Journalism

12.30pm – 2.00pm – Pre-ceremony gowning

1.30pm – All graduates must be registered

2.00pm – 2.30pm – Guests will be asked to seat

2.30pm – 3.45pm – Graduation ceremony

3.45pm – 5.45pm – Post ceremony drinks

Professional photographs+

The Ede and Ravenscroft photography studios will operate all day and will be signposted within the Etihad Stadium on the day. There will also be a photographer on stage taking photos of each graduate as they cross the stage.

Photos can be purchased on the day and there is an option for both individual and family photos to be taken on request. For further information around what pictures will be available click here.

The ceremony+

Your ceremony will last approx. 90 minutes. Graduates will be seated infront of the main stage with guests seated around the outside.

Guests must be in their seats 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.  Announcements will be made in plenty of time in the gowning and photography areas. Guests are not allocated seat numbers in the ceremony so it is worth arriving early to ensure guests are able to sit together.

Please note; guests will be asked to remain in their seats at the end of the ceremony until the academic and graduate processions have left the room.

Official programmes+

Printed programmes will be available at the registration desk. One programme per party member will be available.

Your graduation day guide+

You can download our handy graduation day guide for what to expect here;

Download here

 

After Graduation

Although UCFB are proud to see our graduates complete their dynamic three years of study at UCFB, we’re not quite finished with you yet. In fact, keeping in touch with you whilst you find your feet and inevitably excel into leading figures in all market sectors internationally, leading to a network of informed professionals around the globe is a priority for us.

Your next steps+

Whether you are looking for work, continuing with study, working for yourself or considering your options, we’re here to help. Click here to see our Alumni benefits.

We will continue to offer you support and are dedicated to providing you with focused careers information, advice, events and opportunities.  Our Alumni are always welcomed back to UCFB and receive invitations to handpicked guest speaker events – ideal for building your network within the sports industry.

Postgraduate studies+

If you’d like to extend your time at UCFB and study one of our postgraduate degrees, we’re pleased to offer all graduates a 25% discount on tuition fees, including the MSc International Sport Management (Online) programme.

Click Here to find out more about our postgraduate programmes, or give us a call and speak to one of our advisors.

FAQs

We’re sure you have questions about your Graduation ceremony so we’ve put together some handy FAQs which we think tells you everything you need to know. However, should you not find your answer then please contact us on events@ucfb.com or on 03330608491 where we’ll be more than happy to help.

Etihad Campus Graduation FAQs+

Will I require ID?+

All attendees, including their guests, will be asked to provide a form of photographic ID, for example a driving licence or passport during the registration process on the day. Bag checks will also be carried out for security reasons.

What time do I need to be there?+

A registration time has been specified on your confirmation – it is important to note your arrival time. Please do not arrive earlier than your specified time, this may result in you being turned away.

Please bear in mind that the stadium is a high security building, you will need to go through security and bag check which will take a little time. With this in mind, please do not bring large bags and suitcases, as these would need to be opened and checked in full.

The doors to the stadium will be closed 15 minutes before the start time of the ceremony.

Where do I register?+

On arrival at UCFB Etihad Campus, please follow signs to the Legends Suite (located between entrances L and M) and report to the registration desk. You will then be directed to Ede and Ravenscroft for gowning.

How do I get there?+

Access by Car:

All Open Day attendees should drive at the Etihad Campus via Gate 7 on Ashton New Road (A662) and park in the Grey Car Park.

Our reception is located at the East Stand entrance (entrance F). Car parking is complimentary for our guests.

Access by Tram:

The Metrolink tram system is also a great way of accessing the Etihad Stadium. Please board the Ashton-under-Lyne or Etihad Campus routes. The journey takes approximately 6 minutes from Piccadilly station and then reception is a short walk from the tram stop.

For more details on this please visit the Metrolink website.

Is there car parking available+

Parking can be provided at Etihad Stadium free of charge. Please enter your car and registration details on the booking form. There will be one allocated parking space per student.

When you arrive at the Etihad Stadium, please follow signs for the Grey Car Park for access via Gate 7.

Please find the UCFB Etihad Campus map here.

Is there a dress code?+

It is expected that you will dress appropriately and smartly for the occasion. For comfort and practicality, we recommend you wear a top or shirt with buttons as it makes it easier to attach the award ‘hood’. Strapless tops / dresses are not suitable. It is advisable to wear smart but comfortable footwear.

What should I do if I can't attend my Graduation date?+

Unfortunately, there will not be another opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony if you cannot make your date.  Please contact us on events@ucfb.com and we will arrange for you to graduate in absentia and arrange postage of your degree certificate.

Will I be there all day?+

No you will not be there all day, please see above for the schedule for your graduation ceremony.

How many guests can I bring?+

Initially you can reserve up to 2 guest spaces for the ceremony.

We want to give every eligible the chance to attend graduation; therefore, there will be no additional guest places made available until after the final exam boards (Wednesday 28th August). If there are any places available, will notify all students and they will be made available on a first come first served basis.

We will not accept any requests for extra places before this announcement has been made. Any requests before our announcement will not be saved or actioned.
Please note that the demand for extra guest tickets is very high and we cannot always meet this. We CANNOT guarantee that additional guest tickets will be available for each ceremony.

Please ensure you fill out your full guest names on the booking form and keep us informed of any changes

My guests have changed how can I let you know?+

If your guest names change, please email events@ucfb.com who will be able to update your booking.

Who do I email if I cannot make it?+

If you are not able to attend on the day, please email events@ucfb.com. A member of the team will come back to you to arrange postage of your degree certificate.