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It’s time for you to celebrate and reflect on your personal achievements at this year’s CIM Graduation Ceremony which is held on 16 November at the Central Hall Westminster.
To ensure you enjoy this special occasion without a glitch, we’ve pieced together all the information you need to answer all of your questions around Graduation.
This event is by invitation only and for graduates who have passed their last exam in December 2018 and April/July 2019 for the following qualifications:
- Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
- Diploma in Professional Marketing
- Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing
- CIM Marketing Leadership Programme
- Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing
Invitations to attend the Ceremony will be sent by email on the following dates:
|December 2018||29 May 2019|
|April 2019||08 July 2019|
|July 2019||02 October 2019|
Visa applications are the responsibility of the graduate. CIM is strictly unable to provide funding, visa letters or involvement in applications.
|09:45 - 10:30||Registration|
|11:00 - 11:15||Graduates and guests to be seated in the Great Hall|
|11:30 - 12:30||Graduation Ceremony|
|12:30 - 13:00||Robe return and close|
To book your free place at the Graduation Ceremony you will need to register once you receive your email invitation. Bookings will not be accepted prior to this. You will also have the option of purchasing up to three guest tickets.
Please note bookings will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
Regrettably children under eight are not permitted into the auditorium while the ceremony is taking place but are able to wait with a guardian in the cafeteria until the ceremony ends.
- Graduates - free of charge
- Guests (up to three) - £35 per guest (ie. max. £105)
Further guest tickets can be requested and placed on a waiting list. Students will be notified of any extra guest places by email (subject to availability).
Guest tickets must be paid online at the time of booking. Additionally, requested tickets must be paid when their availability is confirmed, not on the day of the event.
It is compulsory for all graduates to wear a robe for the Graduation Ceremony. The robe hire service is available through Ede & Ravenscroft. Place your order and payment directly with them online (see related links below) or over the phone by calling +44 (0)1223 861854. Please note we cannot organise payment for you. Orders for robe hire should be placed by 25 October 2019. When placing your robe order, please quote your relevant qualification in full as a specific robe will be allocated to you.
Please ensure you wear smart business attire under your robe.
Specialist graduation photographers, Ede & Ravenscroft, will be available on the day of the ceremony. Full details are available on their website. You are able to book your prints in advance or on the day itself.
Lunch and refreshments
Please note that lunch and refreshments are not included. However, food items and refreshments are available to be purchased at the venue from the cafeteria.
Can CIM help me with my visa application?
Visa applications are the responsibility of the graduate. CIM is strictly unable to provide funding, visa letters or involvement in applications. CIM does not issue any special documentation to graduates or their guests in connection with visa applications to attend the Graduation Ceremony.
How much are guest tickets and how many guests can I invite?
Graduates are free to attend the Graduation Ceremony. Guest tickets are at a fee of £35 per person (including children over eight) with a limit of three per graduate. Further guest tickets can be requested and placed on a waiting list. Students will be notified of any extra guest places by email (subject to availability). Please note that children under eight (including babies), are not permitted into the auditorium while the ceremony is taking place but are able to wait with a guardian in the cafeteria until the ceremony ends.
Can I cancel my guest ticket?
Guest tickets are non-refundable four weeks prior to the event. The last day for refunds is 11 October 2019. Refund requests should be made to email@example.com.
Who should I contact about special requirements?
If you or your guests have any special requirements, you should inform the Graduation team of these during the booking process. Please note that graduates normally ascend and descend the stage via a short set of steps. If this is problematic, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the venue is fully accessible.
What shall I do about my gown and photography?
You will be able to purchase the hire of your gown and photography directly with Ede & Ravenscroft once you receive your Graduation Ceremony invitation via email. Further information on how to do this can be found in the ‘Other’ section.
Academic dress is imperative if you are a graduate. Without a gown, you will not be permitted into the auditorium to take part in your graduation.
Photography is optional and can be purchased in advance of the Ceremony, or on the day itself.
Where is the venue for the Graduation Ceremony?
The 2019 Graduation Ceremony will take place at Central Hall Westminster. The full address can be found below:
Central Hall Westminster
What time should I arrive at the venue?
Registration opens from 09:45. You will not be permitted to register nor collect your gown prior to this. If you do arrive at the venue early, you will be directed to the cafeteria or the guest waiting area until registration opens.
Will I receive my diploma at the Graduation Ceremony?
Please note that you will not receive your diploma – this will be posted to you 12 weeks after your final exam.