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Belfast Met HE Graduation 2018


From all of us at Belfast Met!

Success Photography took official photos at the ceremony of Graduates receiving their mock certificate, these photographs will be available to view and order by clicking here

Ceremony One 11:00AM - 1:00PM

School of Creative & Digital Industries
School of Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion
Staff Awards

Honorary Fellow - John Healy - Award an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the ICT industry.

Ceremony 1 Official Photos

Ceremony Two 4:30PM - 6:30PM

School of Academic & Continuous Education
Belfast Business School
School of Science, Engineering and Construction

Honorary Fellow - Dr Howard James Hastings OBE LLB, ACA MSc - Awarded an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the hospitality and tourism industry. 

Ceremony 2 Official Photos

*Terms and Conditions

Eligibility for HE Graduation 2018 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 up to Monday 5th November 2018.

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.


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, certificate scroll box, mock certificate, souvenir graduation booklet, refreshments and entertainment. Graduate tickets are available to purchase until 11:30pm Tuesday 6th November and will not be available to purchase after this date.

Extra Tickets
Ceremony 1 Extra Tickets have now SOLD OUT. Please note there is a maximum seating capacity and once this capacity has been reached, no further tickets will be available.

Belfast Met uses Eventbrite’s booking system. When HE Graduation extra tickets go on sale there are lots of customers simultaneously attempting to purchase tickets on the Eventbrite network. With so many people simultaneously buying tickets online this ceremony can sell out in a very short time.

Purchasing Tickets
An email invitation with further information and instructions on how to book your tickets online has been sent to you. If your email address has changed, please ensure that you send your current email address along with the course you are graduating from to graduationenquiries[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk in order for you to receive this invitation. 

To purchase your tickets for HE Graduation 2018, please proceed with the booking process on Eventbrite once you receive your email invitation. 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 HE Graduation Help Desk by emailing graduationenquiries[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk


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.

Specialist Hood Hire

Belfast Met hires hoods for each Graduate, although if you are graduating from any of the courses below you will need a specific hood and you must purchase your ticket NO LATER THAN Wednesday 31 OCTOBER.
BA in Professional Development (University of Dundee)
BSc (Hons) Fashion Management
CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing
CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing
CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management
CIPD Diploma in Learning & Development
CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply
CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply

PLEASE NOTE: if you purchase your ticket after Wednesday 31 OCTOBER a generic Belfast Met Hood will be provided.

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


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

Pre-booking is available until 5:00pm the day before HE Graduation 2018. 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 and mortar boards will be available to borrow for your official photographs. A spare gown can be provided for those who have not yet collected, or already checked in their gown. *Please note this spare gown may not be in your allocated size.

Additionally, photographers will be on duty to take roaming photos for press and marketing materials and a videographer will be on duty to video the ceremonies for the College website, social media and marketing materials. Your consent is obtained at the time of purchasing your ticket but please be aware avoiding photography and filming may not always be practical e.g. crowd images.

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

Access and Communication Requirements

If you or your 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 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 graduationenquiries[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk as soon 
as possible prior to date of graduation and we will do our best to meet your individual needs.

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 stated on your ticket.

Find out more

Terms and Conditions
Eligibility for HE Graduation 2018 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 up to Monday 5th November 2018.

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

We hope you enjoy Graduation 2018!