During the Ceremony During the Ceremony

How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony will last for approximately 1 hour.

Can the ceremony be viewed live online?

There will be a live webcast service, and all ceremonies will be available to view 10 minutes before the event is due to start by following the link below:

Live Ceremonies

How will I know when to cross the stage?

Guided by UEA staff, students will move from their seats in strict order and proceed to the side of the stage. As soon as the Head of School announces your name you should walk across the stage, pause to shake hands with the Chancellor/Vice-Chancellor, then descend on the opposite side of the stage and guided by UEA staff return to your seat.

How will the ceremony close? 

The ceremony will close when the Academic procession leaves the stage.

Is photography permitted during the ceremony?

Photography with hand-held cameras is permitted during the ceremony however guests must remain seated at all times causing minimal disturbance to the proceedings and fellow guests.

The use of video cameras is strictly prohibited.

What will happen if I arrive late to my ceremony?

Depending on how late you arrive, we may not be able to offer you any guarantee that you will be permitted to cross the stage. If you are not already in receipt of your certificate your award will be conferred in absentia (by post).

If you are running late to your ceremony please email Graduation@uea.ac.uk as soon as possible to enable us to make any necessary arrangements.