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Graduation

Yeovil College University Centre congratulates all students who are graduating in October 2020. The ceremony will take place on Friday, 16th October at Westlands Entertainment Centre. 

Class of 2020

Below, you will find more information about graduation and preparation, including links to register and order your robes. If you have any questions or issues relating to graduation, please contact the team at either:

01935 845474 or university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk 

Enjoy your day and share your photos on social media using #YCUCGraduation

Venue and Schedule

Your ceremony will take place in the ballroom at Westlands Entertainment Venue. 

Westlands is a short walk from the Town Centre, has ample parking, and is located at Westbourne Close, Yeovil, BA20 2DD. 

Friday 16th October 2020: 

1:00pm – Arrive at Westlands for robing and photography. 

2:30pm – Attend the ceremony in the ballroom and graduate. 

A graduation information pack will be sent out in June to all eligible graduands. If you do not receive this, but you are due to graduate, please contact the University Centre at: 01935 845474

Book Your Robes

Please be aware that all graduands must wear full academic dress in order to graduate (gown, hood and cap). You can hire or buy your academic robes from Ede & Ravenscroft online at:https://www.edeandravenscroft.com/

You can order your robes online from June 2020. The deadline for ordering robes is Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Please have the following details ready:

• Your student ID number
• Your height (from head to floor)
• Your head circumference (measure 1” above your eyebrows)
• Your payment card 

As well as full academic dress, all graduands are required to wear smart clothes on the day of the ceremony. We kindly request that you do not wear jeans or trainers. 

Please wear appropriate footwear for walking up and down the stage steps! 

Your robes will be available for collection at the graduation venue from 12:30pm. Please arrive promptly in order to allow time to collect your robes and be gowned by Ede and Ravenscroft staff. (The ceremony will commence at 2:30pm, you will need to be ready and gowned by 2.15pm.) 

Registration

Registration

Graduation registration will open from June 2020. You will be sent a registration form by post. If you do not receive this, but you are due to graduate, please contact the team at: 01935 845474.

If you or any of your guests have accessibility requirements, such as special seating arrangements or a disabled parking space, please provide details by phone, 01935 845474, or email: marketingjobs@yeovil.ac.uk. If you need to request specific arrangements after you have completed registration, please contact us at 01935 845474. 

Guests 

Learners are required to request up to three complimentary tickets as part of their registration process. If any additional tickets are available, these will be given (free of charge) on a first come first serve basis. Please indicate on your registration form how many addition seats you would like.

Guest tickets are dispatched to you by post prior to the event. Guests will also make their way to the graduation venue.

If you need to request specific arrangements after you have completed registration, please contact 01935 845474. 

Due to the formal nature of the event, it may not be suitable for children under five years of age to attend.

Accessibility Requirements 

If you or any of your guests have accessibility requirements, such as special seating arrangements or a disabled parking space, please provide details by phone, 01935 845474, or email: marketingjobs@yeovil.ac.uk. 

Westlands Leisure Centre has good wheelchair access and disabled facilities.

If you did not request a disabled parking space as part of your registration, please contact the team at the above points of referral. 

If you have any queries about the arrangements or need further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Photography & Memorabilia

Photography

Ede & Ravenscroft are the official photographer for the University Centre graduation ceremony.

They will be operating at least one studio on graduation day. These will be open from 12:30pm. You can visit them at any time during the day, though we recommend that you visit before the ceremony to avoid lengthy waiting times. 

You do not order in advance of the ceremonies. Instant proofs will be given to you in the studio when your photographs are taken, enabling you to select your favourites and to place your order either at the sales desk or afterwards via the website or by post / telephone. All packs ordered on the day will receive free wallet and mini prints with your order. 

Ede & Ravenscroft offer an extensive range of products which are available to view in advance online at:https://www.edeandravenscroft.com/ 

Memorabilia 

Graduands will receive a souvenir Graduation Programme. Additional copies will be available at the venue for purchase. 

“Class of 2020” merchandise can be purchased on the day of your graduation. Both T-shirts and Sweatshirts will be back-printed, featuring your name with the names of other graduates.

Ede & Ravenscroft offers an extensive range of products which are available to view in advance online at:https://www.edeandravenscroft.com/

Further Information

Seating:

On the day of your ceremony, you must report to the marshal for your course by 2:15pm. This marshal will be identified to you at the Registration Desk. 

Seats are then allocated in the order of presentation, which is by course and in alphabetical order. 

It is important that you do not change seat once one has been allocated to you. Furthermore, you will not be permitted to leave during the ceremony once it has begun, except in the event of an emergency. 

Refreshments:

Light refreshments will be served at the venue. Hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the day. 

After the graduation ceremony, canapés, teas, and coffee will be available to help celebrate with your family and friends. 

FAQs 

Your first three guest tickets are assured. You will indicate on your Registration Form whether you would like additional guest tickets (e.g. two extra), which may become vacant. We cannot guarantee you will receive all the tickets you request.

Of course! Please indicate on the Registration Form that you have a guest using a wheelchair and individual arrangements will be made at the venue. Alternatively, contact the team at: 01935 845474. We regret that we cannot accommodate late requests for wheelchair spaces due to the fixed nature of the seating, so please ensure you mark clearly on the Registration Form if you require such a space.

Due the fixed seating arrangements at the venue, we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate late guest requests. All persons present in the ballroom must be allocated a seat, therefore seating may become full as the date of the ceremony approaches.

Yes, as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult. Because the ceremony is planned to be ninety minutes, it may not be appropriate to bring young children. Children under two years of age do not require a guest ticket and may sit on an adult’s lap.

You should still submit your Registration Form by the due date. Attendance is strictly on the proviso of you passing your course and pass lists are checked before tickets are allocated and sent. If you are in the unfortunate situation of not being eligible to attend the ceremony, you will be able to claim a full refund.

Contact Eve & Ravenscroft direct on either customerservices@academic-services.co.uk or phone on 01223 861 854.

Tickets will be sent out in the week commencing 9th October, 2020. We withhold distribution until this time in order to give each learner the greatest chance of obtaining their results in time. 

Your certificate is available for collection at the venue on graduation day. If you prefer, or if your certificate is not collected, it will be sent to your last recorded address by recorded delivery. If you have not received this within four weeks of graduation day, please contact the awards team by phone at 01935 845474, or email: university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk

Please note, for some awards, you may be sent your certificate direct from the awarding institution. These award certificates are not available to collect on the day.