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Belfast Met Graduation 2017

Congratulations! 

Graduation is an important occasion - a culmination of all your hard work during your time at Belfast Met. We hope you can join us at Graduation 2017, which will be held on Wednesday 15th November in Titanic Belfast. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments in our Titanic Quarter Campus.

The below information will help to ensure that your Graduation day is a happy memory for many years to come.

Ceremony One 11:00AM - 1:00PM

School of Creative & Digital Industries

School of Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion

Staff Awards


Ceremony Two 4:30PM - 6:30PM

School of Academic & Continuous Education

The Belfast Business School

School of Science, Engineering and Construction

Tickets


Graduate Tickets
Your Graduation ticket includes 3 tickets in total (one ticket for you plus two guests) for a total price of £48.00. This price includes attendance at the ceremony and reception, the hire of your Belfast Met gown/hood and refreshments. Graduate tickets are available to purchase until Sunday 22nd October and will not be available to purchase after this date.

Extra Tickets on sale soon 
Extra tickets will be available at a price of £16.00 per person. You will receive an email notification about this closer to the time. Please note that extra tickets are not available to purchase before Sunday 22nd October. Guests will require their ticket throughout the day of the Graduation.

Purchasing Tickets
To purchase your tickets for Graduation 2017, please proceed with the booking process on Eventbrite. You will be asked to pay by credit or debit card via a secure online payment system. If you do not have a credit or debit card for online payment, please contact the Graduation Help Desk by emailing graduationenquiries[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk.

Last chance to purchase: 

Graduation tickets - Wednesday 8th November, 11:30 pm  
Extra guest tickets - Monday 13th November, 11:30 pm 


Where are my Tickets? 

You will require your ticket throughout the day of the Graduation. You will receive an Eventbrite electronic ticket on screen following the successful purchase of your ticket.

Please print the Eventbrite electronic ticket or find your tickets in the Eventbrite app (on your smart phone) and bring it with you to collect your gown, for entrance to Titanic Belfast and for entrance to the Titanic Quarter Campus for refreshments. Please ensure your guests also have printed electronic tickets or via the Eventbrite app (on their smart phone), which are required for entrance to the ceremony and reception. Click Eventbrite Support for additional options and information.


Babies and Young Children

In the interests of all patrons, babies (twelve months and under) and young children (under four years old) are permitted to attend the ceremony free-of-charge but will not be provided with a seat. For purposes of health and safety, we request that buggies/pushchairs are not set in the aisles. Titanic Belfast offer a holding area for buggies in the Britannic Suite on Level 5.

The ceremony can last up to two hours in length and understandably young children may struggle. If that is the case please feel free to exit the ceremony with your child and have a break, you are free to return to your seat at any time.




Attire

While Belfast Met does not state what style of clothes should be worn under your gown, please be advised that Graduation is a ceremonial occasion marking an important achievement in your life. You should dress appropriately for the occasion. Casual jeans, trainers, t-shirts and other casual items of clothing should be avoided.

We recommend wearing securely fitting shoes with a suitable heel height as you will be required to walk from your seat onto the stage (via stairs) during the Graduation Ceremony. Graduands who require extra assistance will not be required to walk onto the stage.


Your Certificate

During the Graduation Ceremony you will receive a mock Graduation Certificate.

Your School has its own system for the distribution of the actual certificate and you will receive this in due course following the Graduation.



Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast is located at 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Titanic Quarter, BT3 9EP (opposite Belfast Met’s Titanic Quarter Campus).

Entrance to Titanic Belfast is via the main entrance at the front of the building or from the basement car park. You will be directed to the Titanic Suite (Level 5) via lifts or escalators.

Facilities are available for those who require extra assistance.

Parking

Parking is available in Titanic Belfast, Belfast Met’s Titanic Quarter Campus, Queen's Road car park and the SSE Arena.


Photography

Success Photography will be taking official graduation portraits in the Students’ Union on Level 1 (TQ-1-039) in Belfast Met’s Titanic Quarter Campus from 9:00am to 9:00pm on the day of Graduation.

You can pre-book your photography package and a convenient time slot that will save queuing time by visiting www.successphotography.com

Pre-booking is available until 6:00pm the day before Graduation 2017. Orders can also be taken on the day for those who are unable to commit to an allocated time. Please wear your gown and hood for your official portrait. A spare gown can be provided for those who have not yet collected, or already checked in their gown. *Please note this spare gown will not be in your allocated size.

Additionally, photographers will be on duty to take roaming photos for press and marketing materials. Wherever possible, your consent will be obtained but please be aware that this may not be practical in all circumstances e.g. crowd images.

You and your guests are welcome to take photos during the Graduation Ceremony.



Additional Information

If you or your two guests require Heather Thompson, British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter in attendance at Titanic Belfast, please indicate on your ticket at time of booking (British Sign Language is the preferred language of many Deaf people).

If you or your two guests require any special requirements please inform staff at time of booking and we will endeavour to meet your individual needs.

If you have omitted any information on your ticket booking link regarding access or communication requirements, please contact the Graduation Help Desk on [email protected] as soon as possible prior to date of graduation to ensure that the suitable arrangements can be put in place for you and your guests.

Urban Escape Salon in the College's Titanic Campus is available for bookings before the ceremony between 9:00am and 11:00am. £5 for Wash and Blow Dry or Upstyles. Please contact 028 9026 5012, claremcfarland[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk or contact Urban Escape Facebook to make an appointment. *Please note you and your guests must be seated by the time indicated on your ticket(s).


Find out more

Refreshments are available for all Graduates and their guests. These will be served in Central Hall in Belfast Met's Titanic Quarter Campus following the Graduation Ceremony.

The venues are within a few minutes walking distance from each other. Please make your own way from Titanic Belfast to Belfast Met’s Titanic Quarter Campus and have your entrance tickets ready.

Please remember to return your gown/hood following the Graduation Ceremony by the time indicated on your ticket.

Find out more

Linen Lounge Restaurant in the College's Titanic Campus is available for bookings after the ceremony. Please contact Sinead Scott: [email protected] to make a lunch or dinner booking.

Menu coming soon!


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Terms and Conditions

Eligibility for Graduation 2017 is subject to successful completion of your programme of study and full payment of any associated fees. If either condition is not met you will not be permitted to attend and a full refund will be granted where applicable.


If you require further information please contact the Graduation Help desk on graduationenquiries[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk.



We hope you enjoy Graduation 2017!